Category: Education

How to ensure a long-lasting legacy for the European Year of Youth?

​As the European Year of Youth 2022 is soon reaching the halfway mark, debates at the CoR’s SEDEC Commission meeting on 21 June focused around youth policy. Mainstreaming the youth dimension across EU policies, improving the young people’s participation in democratic life and promoting the social inclusion of vulnerable young

Local dialogue in Cluj-Napoca brings together young people to discuss democracy, education and Europe’s future with EU, national and local leaders

The Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciucă, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, exchanged views today with young people in Cluj-Napoca on Europe’s future and on the role youth can play in the democratic process at EU, national

European Parliament will award “European Democracy Sites”

The European Parliament has established a new award scheme, the European Democracy Sites, run by the House of European History. For 2022, the goal is to nominate one site per member state of the European Union. The scheme will support the visibility of a historical site and its efforts to

European education and culture: a community of best practice

In times when the resilience of our common European project is put to the test by several crises, the need to act to defend and promote our European values is now more pressing than ever before. The CoR has launched an online map of activities and experiences constituting a first

Survey: Digital education and skills on regional and local level

The SEDEC Commission of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) are inviting local and regional authorities to share their experiences on digital education and skills through this survey​. The deadline for submitting your answers is 23 May

SURVEYS – VET Teachers & Students

VET STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SURVEYS / ERASMUS+ VET3D project aims to integrate soft skills into VET curricula and help our VET students to become more confident as personalities, future professionals, and entrepreneurs. To this end, project partners have created anonymous national surveys in 4 countries in partners’ languages and in

European Summit of regions and cities: what to look out for on day 2

The European Summit of regions and cities continues on 4 March with another packed programme of high-level speakers and wide-ranging discussions on the key topics of democracy, inclusion, education and youth. French President Emmanuel Macron is the key speaker of the day, taking part in the plenary session debate on

Conference on the Future of Europe: national, regional and local parliaments competencies must be taken into account to improve the way the EU works

In a resolution adopted at its plenary session on Thursday, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) recalled that the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality are the best way to ensure effective and efficient decision making reflects the real needs of citizens. Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of

EuDA leads the Erasmus+ project “VET3D”

The project entitled “3D LEARNING DIMENSIONS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION” represents a new opportunity for VET students to increase their competences and better respond to the demands of the current labour market.Experts will develop new learning models combining formal, non-formal and work-based learning elements based on the identified and analysed needs

The Destination Sustainability Index: a new index that will allow the measurement of the sustainability level of touristic destinations

In line with the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), the proposals made by the WTO for the measurement of tourism sustainability and the data set indicated by the European Tourism Indicator System (ETSI), the Data Appeal Company has created the Destination Sustainability Index (DSI). It is an index aimed