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Rethinking education

  1. 1. COMENIUS, ICT, Languages, ROMA Kick-off meeting 2013 Ana Carla Pereira Head of Unit, Skills and Qualifications, DG EAC 4 February 2013 Date: in 12 pts
  2. 2. 1. Rethinking Education2. Eramus for All
  3. 3. = Rethinking Education =
  4. 4. What qualifications will Europe need by 2020?
  5. 5. Rates of Early School Leaving (ESL) mustimprove significantly to reach the 2020 targetSource: Eurostat (LFS 2011)
  6. 6. Tertiary attainment targets can be reached, but will require a sustained effort EU 2020 target = 40%Source: Eurostat (LFS 2011)
  7. 7. Basic skills levels are still lacking in many countries Percentage of low achievers in reading (15 year-olds, %), 2009 Source: OECD (PISA)
  8. 8. Europe needs to be more entrepreneurialPercentage of individuals aged 18-64 who believe they have the required knowledge to start a business (2011) % of all individuals 18- 64 years oldSource: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 Note: Italian result is from 2010
  9. 9. Language skills must be improvedFirst foreign language: percentage of pupils who have reached the level of independent user (B1 or higher) Source: European Commission, 2012. First European Survey on Language Competences
  10. 10. ICT skills levels vary greatly between countries % of individuals with low, medium and high computer skills (2011) Source: Eurostat, Information society Statistics, 2011
  11. 11. Great diversity in Vocational Education and Training (VET)Distribution of upper secondary (ISCED 3) students by programme orientation (general or vocational). %, 2010 Source: Eurostat Database, UOE data collection, 2010
  12. 12. Work-Based Learning is still an exceptionProportion of VET students enrolled in combined work- and school-based VET, as a % of all students in upper secondary VET (2010) Source: Cedefop, based on data from Eurostat, UOE
  13. 13. Teachers are an ageing profession in most countries Age distribution of teachers in lower and upper secondary, 2010 Source: Eurostat, UOE; in Eurydice Key Data on Education, 2012
  14. 14. There are financial constraints in the sector Evolution of teacher salaries compared with the previous year
  15. 15. One Commission Communication, with seven accompanying Staff Working Documents:• Education and Training Monitor• Country analysis• Key Competences• Partnerships and flexible pathways for LL skills development• Supporting the teaching professions• Language competences for employability, mobility and growth• Vocational Education and Training for better skills, growth and jobs
  16. 16. New Commission initiatives• Enhanced support to Member States – Monitoring of progress, OMC, ORCD collaboration…• European area of skills and qualifications• EU-level Alliance for Apprenticeships• Funding Education for Growth• Opening up Education – ICT and OER• A new language benchmark• Entrepreneurship education actions• Partnerships between Education, enterprises and research, promoted through new programme Erasmus 4 All
  17. 17. = Erasmus for All =
  18. 18. A Streamlined architectureExisting programmes A single integrated programme International Lifelong higher education programmes: Learning Programme Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Erasmus for All Alfa, Edulink, Bilateral Programmes Grundtvig 1. 2. 3. Erasmus Learning Co-operation Policy Leonardo Mobility projects Support Youth in Action Comenius Programme Specific activities: • Jean Monnet • Sport
  19. 19. 3 Key actionsKey action 1: Key action 2: Key action 3:Learning mobility of individuals Co-operation for innovation Support for policy reform and good practicesModernising education through Modernising education through Modernising education throughchances to learn abroad: cooperation: policy support:►Students: higher education ► Partnerships between ► Evidence based support forand vocational training effective education investment education institutions, youth organisations,►Masters students: ► Development and promotion of training institutions and other actorsa new loan guarantee mechanism EU wide tools to assess and ► Large-scale coooperation recognise skills►Youth: between education and business:international volunteering ► Peer learning and cross-fertilization ‘Knowledge Alliances’ andand youth exchanges between education systems ‘Sector Skills Alliances’►Staff: ► Connecting students andteachers, trainers, staff via web platformsschool leaders and youth workers ► Helping modernisation of►International dimension: universities in third countriesmobility for EU and non-EU beneficiaries
  20. 20. BUDGET ALLOCATION BY TYPE OF ACTION FOR THE PROGRAMME Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals (63%) 2% 2% 1% 3% Key Action 2: Cooperation for 4% innovation and good practices (25%) Key Action 3:Support for policy reform (4%) Operational grants to National 25% Agencies (3%) Administrative expenditure (2%) 63% Jean Monnet Initiative (2%) Sport Action (1%)
  21. 21. For more information: