Education

08 Feb: Culture, education, media and sport must fight structural racism, say MEPs

(Source: European Parliament)

Revise education curricula to eradicate discriminatory stereotypes and include minority authors

Audiovisual regulators need to be empowered to sanction racist programmes

EU recommendations to combat racism in sport at local, national and European level

The Culture and Education Committee proposes measures to fight against offline and online racism and discrimination in culture, education, media and sport sectors.

In a resolution adopted on Monday by 21 votes in favour, 3 against and 4 abstentions, MEPs call on EU countries to take measures to address the structural roots of racism and discrimination in the EU. They also call on …

11 Jun: Education, a fundamental part of global stability.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The education of children in both the European Union and across the globe has been severely affected by the Covid pandemic. Throughout this period, and with the European External Action’s Service’s Team Europe on board, different funding instruments have been used to support education in approximately 100 partner countries. The aim was to minimise the impact of the pandemic on learning and the well-being of children, with the prospects of facilitating a safe return to school. 

This week, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European …

10 Jun: Education: EU increases its commitment to Global Partnership for Education with a pledge of €700 million for 2021-2027

(Source: European Commission)

Ahead of the G7 Summit, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced today that the European Union is pledging €700 million for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help transform education systems for more than one billion girls and boys in up to 90 countries and territories.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “I am proud we will be supporting the Global Partnership for Education with €700 million for the period 2021-2027 to help transform education systems around the world. Supporting education, in particular for girls and women is key to give the young generation good prospects in life.” …

20 May: Promoting the European way of life – Imminent success of the fifth priority.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz.News team 

It is great to be European – democracy, freedom, equality and some of the best fundamental rights in the world – and whilst it is accepted that life is Europe is not perfect, there are many worse places in the world. The promotion of the European way of life has drawn much envy from others and hence Europe is now a destination of choice not only for holidays and work opportunities, but for a new, more prosperous life. Social security, minimum living standards, decent work opportunities, free education and healthcare …

12 May: AT A GLANCE : European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027

(Source: EU Parliament)

The European Solidarity Corps is included under Heading 5, ‘Promoting our European way of life’, of the European Commission’s priorities for the current mandate. Initially, the programme suffered from unsuccessful branding and communication as it competed with other long-standing programmes that carried out similar activities. With the current proposed regulation, the programme will become a single one-stop shop for all solidarity and humanitarian volunteering opportunities for young people. The European Parliament is expected to vote at second reading during its May plenary session on the agreed text resulting from interinstitutional negotiations.

Full Report …

12 May: AT A GLANCE : European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027

(Source: EU Parliament)

The European Solidarity Corps is included under Heading 5, ‘Promoting our European way of life’, of the European Commission’s priorities for the current mandate. Initially, the programme suffered from unsuccessful branding and communication as it competed with other long-standing programmes that carried out similar activities. With the current proposed regulation, the programme will become a single one-stop shop for all solidarity and humanitarian volunteering opportunities for young people. The European Parliament is expected to vote at second reading during its May plenary session on the agreed text resulting from interinstitutional negotiations.

Full Report …

12 May: EIB increases support for COVAX and backs €1.5 billion clean energy, water, health and education investment

(Source: EIB)

€1.5 billion of new financing approved by the European Investment Bank (EIB) today will strengthen support for global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through the Covax initiative, improve green energy generation and distribution, bring investment to cities, health, education, and water, and enhance access to finance by business.

“Last week in Porto leaders from across Europe and India welcomed EIB engagement to tackle the health and economic impact of COVID-19, scale up social investment and deliver a green transition. The projects approved today demonstrate how, together with European and global partners, the EU Bank continues to build on its …

11 May: EU and Japan hold high-level policy dialogue on education, culture and sport

(Source: EU Commission)

EU and Japan hold high-level policy dialogue on education, culture and sport

Today, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, held a videoconference with the Japanese Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Koichi Hagiuda, to discuss EU-Japan cooperation in the fields of their portfolios. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to continued cooperation and support from their respective programmes, and agreed to join forces on researcher mobility. This ongoing cooperation has taken on new significance during the COVID-19 crisis, which has hit these sectors hard. Commissioner Gabriel said: “Education, culture and sport bring people together – to …

10 May: Second EU-Japan Policy Dialogue on Education, Culture and Sport

(Source: EEAS)

Today, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, took part in the 2nd EU-Japan Policy Dialogue on Education, Culture and Sport in an online meeting with Mr Koichi Hagiuda, Japanese Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). 

Both sides shared practices in these policy areas, and agreed to build on the already successful people-to-people cooperation that they enjoy.

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Today’s discussions between the EC and Japan took full account of the importance of international cooperation to bring people together – to learn, teach, create and compete – and that these areas will always lead …