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Education and Training policies of the European Union

22 January 2013, 16:02 CET

Latest news and information about the Education & Training policies of the European Union


Photo © lightpoet - FotoliaPolicies of the European Union concerning Education and Training EU education and training policies have gained impetus since the adoption of the Lisbon Strategy in 2000, the EU's overarching programme focusing on growth and jobs. The strategy recognised that knowledge, and the innovation it sparks, are the EU's most valuable assets, particularly in light of increasing global competition.

The long-term strategic objectives of EU education and training policies are:

  • Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality;
  • Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training;
  • Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship;
  • Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.


Key EU Policies

The Lifelong Learning Programme

The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.

EU Education and Culture Contacts

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