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

Children to get EU milk, fruit and veg as school year begins 04 September 2019, 17:01 CET
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 01 August 2019, 19:26 CET
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 27 June 2019, 22:57 CET
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 08 May 2019, 00:22 CET
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 03 May 2019, 01:03 CET
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 09 April 2019, 23:50 CET
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 28 January 2019, 12:18 CET
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 24 January 2019, 21:11 CET
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 17 January 2019, 23:21 CET
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 16 January 2019, 18:48 CET
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 12 December 2018, 13:44 CET
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 29 November 2018, 23:36 CET
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 25 October 2018, 22:57 CET
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 25 October 2018, 22:58 CET
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 25 October 2018, 19:04 CET
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 06 November 2019, 21:30 CET
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme for mobility and transnational cooperation in the areas of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. The current programme, as well as its successor, coming into effect in 2021, have a key role in making the European Education Area a reality by 2025. Erasmus+ aims to facilitate access to the programme for participants from all backgrounds, with a particular focus on reaching out to people with social, economic, physical or geographic disadvantages.

Free ticket for 18-yr-olds in EU to discover Europe 18 October 2018, 00:14 CET
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 06 April 2022, 22:47 CET
The European Youth Portal offers European and country level information about opportunities and initiatives that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. The European Youth Portal addresses young people, but also other stakeholders working in the field of youth (youth organisations, youth workers, policy makers, etc.).

DiscoverEU - background guide 15 January 2019, 18:45 CET
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 14 August 2018, 00:09 CET
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 12 June 2018, 19:08 CET
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 13 June 2018, 17:15 CET
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 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET
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 24 May 2018, 23:59 CET
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.

DiscoverEU travel pass 06 April 2022, 22:45 CET
DiscoverEU is an action of the Erasmus+ programme that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling predominantly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas), you will discover Europe's stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns. You can apply during the two application rounds which take place each year. Successful applicants are awarded with a travel pass.