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Learning and Teaching in the Communication Society

In 2001 the Education Committee and the Higher Education and Research Committee launched a new project entitled "Learning and teaching in the communication society".

ICT based education is one of the principal challenges facing future education policies. They form part of a general context of change, innovation and far-reaching transformations of the demands made by society on the education system.

As a result, specific aspects of the development of the new communication technologies can best be dealt with by including them in the general issue of the educational and organisational reform that education systems will have to undertake in the years to come in order to meet the many challenges facing them, as pointed out by the European Ministers of Education in Krakow.

Bearing this in mind, the Project's general strategy is based on the following principles:

The political justification for launching this new activity is essentially:

In 2003, the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education adopted a resolution on the Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in educational systems in Europe.