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Economy & Jobs 15-09-2017

Digital revolution forces rethink of labour and welfare

The transformation of jobs in the digital era will force governments to review their welfare systems and workers to constantly update their skills, senior European officials, experts and ministers agreed during a conference held in the Estonian capital Tallinn this week.
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2017

Lifelong learning, the ‘holy grail’ of social policies in the digital age

The constant retooling of labour skills will be a central element of a European Commission paper on the future of the EU social pillar, to be published on 26 April, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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Languages & Culture 08-07-2015

Public libraries: A hidden key to the success of the Digital Single Market

Public libraries are a neglected resource when it comes to devising policies on skills, growth and jobs, writes Ilona Kish.
Digital 04-02-2014

High-tech jobs offer more money and security: study

The high-tech sector has remained stable during the financial crisis with 19% higher wages and an unemployment rate consistently below 4%, according to a new study by the Belgian university KU Leuven (KUL).
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Economy & Jobs 09-07-2013

Erasmus student programme sets record

The EU’s top education official, Androulla Vassiliou, has called for a revamped Erasmus student exchange programme to place more emphasis on youth employability in the coming years, as the European Commission reveals a record 253,000 students took part in the programme last year.
Languages & Culture 09-07-2013

Erasmus student programme sets record

The EU’s top education official, Androulla Vassiliou, has called for a revamped Erasmus student exchange programme to place more emphasis on youth employability in the coming years, as the European Commission reveals a record 253,000 students took part in the programme last year.
EU Priorities 2020 26-10-2012

EU lawmakers rally to protect Erasmus budget

Members of the European Parliament fear the EU’s Erasmus grant could be at risk, eyeing an extended budget for one of the world’s most successful student exchange programmes.

Parliament focuses on teaching quality in education reform

Life-long learning and promoting new skills such as media and ICT literacy will be key if Europe is to become a world leader in education and training by 2010, argues a European Parliament report approved yesterday (18 December).

Universities aim to broaden participation in higher education

In an attempt to respond to growing demands to raise people's employability, European universities have committed themselves to broadening access to higher education accross the EU, but highlighted the need to find the best and farest way to fund lifelong learning.

Almunia warns of looming demographic crunch in Europe

European society is at risk of losing its dynamism if it does not develop a coherent approach to an ageing population and decreasing workforce, Economic Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in Brussels.

€7 billion for lifelong learning

The Parliament has adopted a Lifelong Learning Programme, bringing together the current Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig schemes.
Economy & Jobs 28-09-2006

MEPs urge implementation of lifelong-learning plans

Lifelong learning is widely encouraged, but too few adults actually participate. MEPs urge member states to implement national strategies on this issue.

EU education systems not producing enough entrepreneurs

Europe’s education and training systems are not doing enough to encourage young people to start their own businesses, says Education Commissioner Ján Figel.

Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is, for the EU, "the guiding principle for the development of education and training policy". While promoting social inclusion and personal fulfilment, lifelong learning develops people's employability and adaptability, and is therefore a core element of the Jobs and Growth strategy.

Social partners to scrutinise national Lisbon action plans

A European Area of Knowledge, national programmes to boost knowledge and a Charter of Life Long Learning are some of the main ideas of an opinion adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).
Economy & Jobs 18-11-2005

Council reaches partial agreement on lifelong learning package

EU education ministers have agreed on all the non-budgetary aspects of the Commission’s proposed lifelong learning programme 2007-13.
Languages & Culture 09-11-2005

New educational technologies given 6m euro boost

The Commission says it has earmarked €6 million to promote European co-operation in the use of information and communication technologies in education. The money will be used to support 27 new projects in 28 countries starting in 2005.
Economy & Jobs 16-09-2005

MEPs want to double Erasmus grants by 2013

The EP's culture committee wants 300 euro per month to go to Erasmus students by 2013 and a cut in the Commission's proposed amount for Leonardo (vocational training) funding. 

Eurostat : 42% of EU-25 citizens actively learning

According to recent Eurostat data, 89% of Austrians participate in formal, non-formal or informal learning activities while only 12% of Hungarians do.
Economy & Jobs 14-06-2005

EP’s education chairman wants targets for lifelong learning programme

The EP's Education and Culture Committee Chairman Nikolaos Sifunakis is keen for member states to commit to targets to cut the number of school leavers and increase the numbers of science graduates.
Economy & Jobs 14-06-2005

EP Education Committee Chairman Sifunakis on lifelong learning

The EP's Education and Culture Committee Chairman Nikolaos Sifunakis tells EURACTIV about the EU's new lifelong learning programme and gives his views on EU sports policy.
Economy & Jobs 20-04-2005

UK report calls for more emphasis on adults in EU lifelong learning programme

A House of Lords EU committee report says that the EU adult education programmes in its lifelong learning programme 2007-13 can make a significant contribution to the Lisbon goals. It urges the Commission to give higher priority to adult education.
Economy & Jobs 17-02-2005

Ján Figel – the ‘citizens’ commissioner’?

Ján Figel, the EU's education commissioner as well as the commissioner responsible for multilingualism (the first ever) and sport, tells EURACTIV how he intends to build a more 'citizen-friendly' Europe.
Economy & Jobs 17-02-2005

Ján Figel – the ‘citizens’ commissioner’?

Ján Figel, the EU's education commissioner as well as the commissioner responsible for multilingualism (the first ever) and sport, tells EURACTIV how he intends to build a more 'citizen-friendly' Europe.

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