The EU moving closer to its Europe 2020 goals on education

Eurostat has published the most recent data for the EU and its Members States on achievement against the Europe 2020 targets on education.

Europe 2020 is the EU strategy launched in 2010 to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The two targets related to education are:
• Reducing the share of early school leavers from education and training to less than 10% in the EU by 2020

The Learning Teacher Network is now Key Partner in UNESCO Partner Network

The Learning Teacher Network was recently invited by UNESCO to be one of the members (so-called ‘Key Partner’) of the Partner Network on Priority Action Area 3: ‘Building capacities of teachers and trainers’.

Higher education in the EU: Approaches, issues and trends

In-depth analysis made by the European Parliament's European Parliamentary Research Service's (EPRS).

The performance and quality of higher education has become a vital sign of a country’s capacity to foster its future economic development. The race for talent is currently open on a global scale.

UNESCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015

UNESCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015. This will be a Year of Challenge and Opportunity.

The 2015 European Year for Development (EY2015)

2015 is proclaimed as the European Year for Development (EY2015) with the motto ‘Our world, our future, our dignity’.

The three official aims of the 2015 EYD:
1. To inform European citizens about EU and Member States’ development cooperation activities,
2. To foster direct involvement, critical thinking and active interest in development cooperation among EU citizens and stakeholders,

The Learning Teacher Magazine 1/2015 has been published

The Learning Teacher Magazine 1/2015 has been published. 2015 marks the sixth year of the life of the appreciated illustrated publication.

Read about Excellence in Education, Educating for Tolerance, Productive Learning, Magic Science, Singing Moves Seniors, Seven Elements of the Ideal Education Experience, Curriculum Reform in Finland, and much more.

Joining Forces to Close the Gender Gap in Education

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka seized the occasion of Mobile Learning Week celebrations to present a new programme, “Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education”, to UNESCO’s Member States, on 24 February 2015.

Georgia joins the EU's Creative Europe Programme

On 25 February, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics and Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze signed an Agreement on Georgian participation in the Creative Europe Programme, the EU programme for the support of cultural and creative sectors.

International Mother Language Day 21 February

The United Nation's International Mother Language Day is marked every 21 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity around the world. The 2015 Theme is ‘Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters’. The International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The new EU School Education Gateway website launched

Finally the new European Erasmus+ training course database sees the light, as part of the new European website School Education Gateway.