The European Edtech Alliance (EEA) meet the Council of Europe

1 March 2024 Strasbourg

In the framework of their EEA Meets Series the European Edtech Alliance (EEA) recently invited the Education Department of the Council of Europe to inform their partners about the Education Strategy 2030 “Learners First – Education for Today's and Tomorrow's Democratic Societies”, more...

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UNESCO and the Council of Europe move forward with enhanced education initiatives for refugees

29 February 2024 Paris

In an important step towards educational inclusion and mobility, the recent meeting of UNESCO's Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) for the UNESCO Qualifications Passport (UQP) underscored the spirit of cooperation between international organizations in addressing the educational challenges faced by...

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EU Education Ministers discuss greater students mobility in European higher education

1st March 2024 Brussels

During the second day of the informal meeting of education ministers in Brussels under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, significant progress was made towards improving mobility and transparency in European higher education. In his speech, the Head of the Council of...

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The Bureau of the Education Policy Advisors’ Network meets to define priorities for the Network

27 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Ahead of the 12th meeting of the Council of Europe Education Policy Advisors’ Network (EPAN), its Bureau convened on 27 February to discuss the forthcoming agenda and outline key priorities for the Network. At the forefront of discussions was the European Space for Citizenship Education, part of...

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Representatives from Serbian and European universities met to discuss how to integrate competences for democratic culture into higher education programmes

21-22 February 2024 Belgrade, Serbia

A pivotal expert meeting took place on 21-22 February in Belgrade as part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Quality education for all”, focusing on further improving educational standards in Serbia. The event, specifically targeting higher education institutions, focused...

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The Working Group on Education for Sustainable Development discusses the way forward

21 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

In 2023, the Council of Europe Education Department initiated a project aimed at developing guidance on how the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) and its “butterfly” of competences can interrelate with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). To contribute to...

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First Module of Capacity Building with Schools Held in Four Regions in North Macedonia

16 February 2024 North Macedonia

A total of 100 participants from 25 pilot schools (13 primary and 12 general and vocational secondary level) acquired knowledge, enriched their teaching practices, and increased their essential understanding of the complexities of identities, school culture, and the Reference Framework of...

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European Qualifications Passport for Refugees: From theory to practice

22 February 2024 Strasbourg

Implemented by the Council of Europe since 2017, the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) helps refugees rebuild their lives in their host countries by giving them the opportunity to have their qualifications assessed even in the absence of full documentation. To do so, the EQPR...

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Sweden re-confirms its support to strengthening democracy through education in Albania

20 February 2024 Albania

The Embassy of Sweden, which recently reconfirmed its support to strengthening democratic values through education in Albania and its furthering co-operation with the Council of Europe for another two years in the field of democratic citizenship education, was able to learn from the students how...

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Council of Europe announces its support for the ENIC Centres projects

20 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is proud to announce its support for four projects under the 2024 Call for Projects "Learners First - Support for the ENIC Centres." The selected projects from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine each address crucial aspects of recognition of...

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