On November 14th, the European Commission has published a press release regarding Europes future. In that they envision an European Education Area by 2025.
Up to now, the primary responsibility for education and culture policies lies with the Member States, at national, regional and local levels. However, the European Union has played an important complementary role over the years. They want to invest into strenghening their efforts. For they believe “that education and culture can be an important part of the solution in tackling the challenges of an ageing workforce, continued digitalisation, future needs for skills, the need to promote critical thinking and media literacy in an era where ‘alternative facts’ and disinformation can proliferate online, as well as the need to foster a greater sense of belonging in face of populism and xenophobia.”
Therefore they formulated ideas as a contribution to the EU Leaders’ meeting on 17 November 2017 in Gothenburg. For more details visit http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4521_en.htm.