23 May Council Conclusions on key competences, inclusive education and European education area
During the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting on 22-23 May, the Council adopted a revised Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning, the aim of which is to update the current recommendation from 2006 and take account of changes such as digitisation and constantly evolving labour markets.
The Council also adopted recommendation on promoting common values, inclusive education, and the European dimension of teaching, as well as conclusions on moving towards a vision of a European Education Area.
Ministers had the opportunity to discuss the potential of universities in promoting regional growth and entrepreneurial and innovative skills, focusing in particular on what measures and incentives politicians can introduce to develop the potential of higher education institutions, and on the role of smart specialisation strategies and synergies.
The Council was also informed about a series of important issues such as the role of education in addressing anti-Semitism, the European schools sport day, and the work programme of the incoming Austrian presidency.