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Commission wants fast internet in schools to fix digital illiteracy problem

The European Commission has been coaxing EU countries to improve technology education in an effort to cut unemployment and help companies as they rely more on internet-connected programmes and machines.

Climate change 13-09-2016

Lucie Sauvé: Schools avoid climate change for fear of being ‘controversial’

UNESCO has published its 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, linking education and sustainable development. But Lucie Sauvé is "far from convinced" that this is the right approach to ending poverty and tackling climate change. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Development Policy 25-04-2016

What can the EU do at the World Humanitarian Summit for children?

The World Humanitarian Summit takes places in Istanbul on 23-24 May. With the EU as one of the world's largest humanitarian donors, it can be a real 'game-changer', writes Marco Nardin.

Languages & Culture 26-03-2015

Study: Austerity undermines fundamental rights across the EU

Austerity policies in the EU have eroded the poorest citizens' access to education and healthcare. According to a European Parliament report, the situation is most dramatic in Greece. EURACTIV France reports.

Digital 17-10-2013

European schools need to prepare for the future

Recent studies reveal that European schools are not adequately preparing themselves for the future. A pan-European project, iTEC aims to help plug the gap, writes Roger Blamire.

Schools given new global comparison tool for reading, maths and science

Schools in Europe will be able to benchmark their students’ proficiency in reading, maths and science against the world’s top education systems using a new tool being administered by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Should teachers bring ICT into the classroom?

Education experts and lawmakers gathered this week in Brussels at the invitation of US software giant Microsoft to debate the role that information and communication technologies (ICT) should play in education.

Public Affairs 13-05-2009

European baccalaureate to be rolled out at national level

A secondary school in The Hague (Netherlands) will become the first national school to award the European baccalaureate from September 2010 under the reformed European school system.

Agrifood 08-07-2008

Commission to fund free fruit and veg for schools

As childhood obesity becomes increasingly common, the EU executive is proposing to allocate €90 million of Community funding per year to help member states finance the distribution of free fruit and vegetables in schools as of autumn 2009.

Economy & Jobs 04-07-2008

Commission proposes cooperation on schools

After repeated calls to modernise higher education, the Commission is now urging member states to cooperate on national school reform as part of the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs.

Sports 31-07-2007

UK puts sport back into schools

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced a £100 million campaign to enable all children to practice five hours of sport every week in the hope of sparking renewed passion for physical activity among young people.

Commission seeks to modernise school education

After repeated calls to modernise European higher learning, in support of the Lisbon Strategy, the Commission is now seeking stakeholders' input on how to modernise school education.

Health 26-03-2007

‘Schools need more nurses’

Research conducted by the Fabian Society, a UK-based left-of-centre think-tank, argues in favour of schools having their own nurse to help tackle child obesity, nutritional problems and teenage pregnancy.

Economy & Jobs 26-02-2007

European school partnerships on the rise

The number of European schools creating international 'virtual' partnerships over the internet more than doubled in 2006, according to recent findings.

Digital 03-10-2006

Only two-thirds of EU schools have broadband access

Most member states are sluggish when it comes to broadband internet, a key element for teaching computer literacy and bridging frontiers between pupils from different countries.

Economy & Jobs 08-11-2005

EU schools given €100 million boost

The Commission has approved €100 million of EU funding to support over 50 new European projects and networks to help drive up standards in school education.

Economy & Jobs 19-09-2005

Eurydice: Number of EU science graduates on the up

The number of science and technology graduates rose between 1998 and 2002, says a Commission-funded report on EU education data.

Sports 14-06-2005

MEP behind EYES sees potential in ‘sports-minded’ schools label

Doris Pack, the German MEP who was the driving force behind the European Year of Education through Sport 2004, is positive about discussion the year has triggered at national level.

Sports 31-05-2005

School sport driving up sports participation in the UK

Drawing in sports clubs and families into school sport is proving successful in driving up sports participation, says England’s Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Steve Grainger in an interview with EURACTIV.

Sports 25-05-2005

Sports-minded schools idea making headway

The Luxembourg sports ministry has set the ball rolling for a possible future European label for schools that demonstrate that they are promoting sport.

Sports 12-05-2005

England developing closer links between school sport and clubs

Eurobarometer figures from 2004 on sports participation indicate that as few as 17% of adults across the EU take part in sport at least three times a week. Drawing in sports clubs and families into school sport is proving successful in driving up sports participation, says England’s Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Steve Grainger in an interview with EURACTIV.

Economy & Jobs 06-05-2005

Sports ministers back ‘sports-minded schools’ label

EU sports ministers are encouraging member states to take on this new concept which they plan to finalise after consultations at EU level.

Economy & Jobs 16-03-2005

Schools take to the web to debate Europe with Wallström

Internet discussions between European schools and Communications Commissioner Margot Wallström are the backdrop to the launch of the 'Spring Day in Europe' project in around 6,000 schools.

Sports 04-03-2005

UK and Germany focus on how to promote more sport in schools

The UK's plans to ensure pupils have a minimum of two hours per
week of quality sport and a German study highlighting the
growing problem of overweight children chime with a
Commission-backed report expressing concern in this area.