Education Archives

  • Greenland: Towards internal market inclusion?

    EU Priorities 2020 24-04-2015

    After the signing of a new joint declaration further deepening ties between the EU and the self-governed Arctic territory, the inclusion of Greenland in the internal market should be the goal to achieve, write André Gattolin and Damien Degeorges.

  • For universities, EU membership matters

    Brexit 13-04-2015

    Collaboration amongst the universities of the EU is crucial to drive research and continue the contient's tradition as a knowledge economy, argues Nicola Dandridge. To safeguard this, the EU must protect its Horizon 2020 funding and the UK must embrace the EU.

  • Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy

    Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

    Public policy and businesses must act now to help the EU's youths improve their financial literacy skills. This is crucial if they are to find a job or become successful entrepreneurs, writes Nick Jones.

  • Malala to world leaders: ‘Do better’ in 2015

    Global Europe 10-12-2014

    2015 must be the year the world wakes up and delivers a safer, more just future for children and young people, writes Malala Yousafzai in a letter to world leaders.

  • Abortion: Choice is a human right

    Development Policy 09-12-2014

    In many developing countries today women and girls have their human rights violated by their own government, resulting in mental torment, horrific injury or even death, write MEP Heidi Hautala, Greens, Finland and MEP Sophie in 't Veld, ALDE, Netherlands, Co-chairs of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Development (EPWG). 

  • New global development plan risks failure if it ignores young people

    Development Policy 19-11-2014

    In 2015 – the European Year for Development – it is our responsibility as European politicians to make sure that the European Union and all EU member states ensure that gender equality, the rights of young people - especially girls - are central to discussions that will craft the new global agenda, write Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, Finland) and Marie Arena MEP (S&D, Belgium).

  • The jobless generation deserves better

    Social Europe & Jobs 08-10-2014

    While the EU holds yet another 'special employment summit' today in Milan, in Brussels the Commission fine-tunes its related departments and  priorities. Caroline Jenner argues that more change is required, chiefly between schools and companies, in the countries.

  • Africa’s education imperative

    Development Policy 08-09-2014

    Ensuring Africa's long term economic success is not only a matter of increasing literacy and university enrollment rates; it also demands an education system that prepares workers to meet the demands of the region’s fast-changing labour market, writes Viswanathan Shankar.  

  • Educating Everyone

    Languages & Culture 08-09-2014

    EDINBURGH – The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria literally in the firing line in recent months, the immense scale of the challenge could not be more apparent. After all, fulfilling the promise of universal education demands that even those in the most difficult circumstances, such as child refugees and children in combat zones, can safely acquire a basic education.

  • All EU schools could go digital thanks to satellite broadband

    Digital 02-04-2014

    The EU Commission calls for broadband in every classroom in its “Opening up education” initiative. Current initiatives to interconnect thousands of remote schools, in France and in Turkey, show the relevance of satellite broadband solutions, argues Stefano Agnelli.

  • How one-sided career advice is hampering Europe’s recovery

    Social Europe & Jobs 11-03-2014

    For many, traineeships and apprenticeships provide a first step from education to employment. But it is also a step taken relatively late, writes Chris Jones, as the real challenge is providing career advice to people before they enter the labour market.

  • Tower of Babel in the European Schools’ classrooms?

    Languages & Culture 02-12-2013

    European Schools are reforming their education system and there is a clear risk that pupils will be taught core disciplines in a different language than their mother tongue which will create a considerable gap between the European baccalaureate and national higher education, parents write.