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Latest news on the European Union's education and training policies.

Digital Education at School in Europe - Eurydice Report
Acknowledging the key role school education plays in preparing young people for a tech-driven world, this report sheds light on two different but complementary perspectives of digital education: the development of digital competences relevant to learners and teachers on the one hand, and the pedagogical use of technologies to support, improve and transform learning and teaching on the other. The report provides indicators on the development of students' digital competence through school curricula and teacher-specific digital competences, the assessment of students' digital competences and the use of technology for assessment in general, and finally, on the strategic approaches to digital education and specifically policies supporting schools in this matter. While the four main chapters provide policy-makers, researchers and the education community with comparative information on the current school digital education policies across Europe, the annexes add specific information by country, on school curricula, teacher competence frameworks, top-level strategies and agencies supporting digital education at school.

Children to get EU milk, fruit and veg as school year begins
With the start of a new school year, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme, aimed at promoting healthy eating to schoolchildren, is to resume in participating EU countries for 2019-2020.

EU and Japan select first Joint Master Programmes
The European Commission announced Wednesday the results of a call for proposals for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships with Japan launched in October 2018.

First 17 'European Universities' selected
The European Commission announced Wednesday the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first “European Universities” alliances.

EU issues 20,000 more euro-travel passes for 18-yr-olds
18-year-olds in the EU have until 16 May to apply for 20,000 DiscoverEU travel passes, the Commission announced Thursday, for the opportunity to explore Europe between 1 August and 31 January.

DiscoverEU - background guide
The European Commission launched on 2 May a new call for applications for DiscoverEU travel passes. All 18-year-olds in the EU have until 16 May 2019 to apply, giving them the opportunity to discover Europe between 1 August 2019 and 31 January 2020.

Youth4Regions programme for aspiring journalists
Youth4Regions is a European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

Erasmus+ pivotal role in building inclusive Europe
More people than ever before are taking part in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme, the number of projects supported continues to grow, and the programme is becoming more inclusive, says a report.

Erasmus+ annual report 2017
In 2017 Erasmus+ continued to support the implementation of the four objectives of the 2015 Paris Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. In particular, it strengthened the focus on common values and inclusive education across all its actions, and prioritised them in a number of key calls for proposals, following the presentation and subsequent proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, which establishes the importance of quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning as its first...

Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds into Schools in Europe: National Policies and Measures
This Eurydice report investigates what top-level education authorities across Europe do to promote the integration of students from a migrant background into schools. It presents a comparative mapping of a wide range of national policies and measures aimed at placing newly arrived migrant students in schools and addressing the various issues related to them. It also offers a deeper analysis of some of the key policies that can enable schools to welcome students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and to take into account students’ holistic and emotional needs in order to encourage their learning and development. The report focuses on top-level regulations and recommendations covering primary, general lower and upper secondary education as well as school-based initial vocational education and training. In Part I, a comparative analysis covering all countries describes the existing policies and measures that impact the way newly arrived migrant students are placed in schools (in the reference year 2017/18) and how schools address the various issues related to them. Part II analyses policies in ten selected education systems along two main dimensions: the way diversity is accommodated and how migrant students' well-being is addressed. The report also analyses the comprehensiveness of policy approaches, which puts equal emphasis on the diversity and well-being side.

14,500 young people get free EU travel passes
More than 14,500 18-year-olds have been selected from almost 80,000 applications to receive a DiscoverEU travel pass, the EU initiative giving young people the opportunity to travel around Europe.

European Solidarity Corps: EU launches new call for proposals
The EU Commission published a call for proposals Monday under the European Solidarity Corps initiative which enables young people to volunteer or work on projects that benefit people and communities around Europe.

Brussels issues 12,000 more euro-travel passes for 18-yr-olds
The European Commission launched a second DiscoverEU competition Thursday, giving 12,000 young people aged 18 the chance to apply for a travel pass to discover Europe next summer.

SELFIE
Is your school making the most of digital technologies for teaching and learning? SELFIE is a free, easy-to-use, customisable tool to help schools assess where they stand with learning in the digital age.

New EU tool supports digital teaching and learning in schools
The Commission unveiled a new tool Thursday aimed at helping all schools in the EU, as well as in Russia, Georgia and Serbia, to assess how they use digital technology for teaching and learning.

New Erasmus call outlines plans for European Universities
Plans for the Erasmus+ youth education programme published Wednesday by the EU Commission, set to be funded to the tune of EUR 3 billion, include plans for a network of European Universities.

Erasmus+ student exchange programme
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of EUR 14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

Free ticket for 18-yr-olds in EU to discover Europe
Following the success of the first round of DiscoverEU, the Commission announced Wednesday it will launch a second competition for free tickets for students to travel around Europe on 29 November.

European Youth Portal - Information and opportunities for young people across Europe
The European Youth Portal offers European and national information and opportunities that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. It provides information around eight main themes, covers 35 countries and is available in 28 languages.

DiscoverEU - background guide
On 29 November 2018, the European Commission opened the second round of DiscoverEU, with over 12,000 free tickets for 18 year-olds in the EU to travel in Europe.

European Solidarity Corps: new call for proposals
The European Commission published on 10 August the first call for proposals for a series of new projects under the European Solidarity Corps that will run in 2018 and early 2019.

DiscoverEU travel passes
As of 12 June (12:00 CEST) until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.

15,000 Discover EU travel passes up for grabs
From today until 26 June, young people have the opportunity to apply for a DiscoverEU ticket which gives them the opportunity to discover the European continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.

New social fund, double Erasmus funding in new EU Budget
For the next long-term EU budget, the EU Commission proposes to reinforce and better target several existing Funds including a new European Social Fund and double funding for Erasmus to EUR 30 bn.

Free EU rail pass for 18-year-olds
DiscoverEU, a pilot project enabling 15,000 young people to travel free around Europe by train this summer, is to be rolled out by the EU Commission, acting on a European Parliament proposal.