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1 1st World Forum on Lifelong Learning World Committee for Lifelong Learning UNESCO Paris, 28/29 October 2008 Session 3 Analyses et prospective autour des tendances économiques, sociales et individuelles de l’éducation et de la formation Anders Joest Hingel European Commission

2 The Lisbon strategy ( ) A co-ordinated strategy (by European Council Spring summits) A comprehensive strategy with common objectives Implementation through the Open Method of Co-ordination Guidelines for the Union Indicators and benchmarks Exchange of good practice Peer reviews and mutual learning processes “By 2010 ‘Europe should become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.”

3 The Lisbon strategy and Education and Training Strategic objectives of education and training systems in Europe “Copenhagen process” of enhanced cooperation in vocational education and training The “Bologna process” in Higher Education Lifelong Learning Strategy

4 Monitoring and Analysing Progress 10% Early school leavers (young people) 20 % Less low performers in reading literacy (15 years old) 15% More new Math, Science and Technology graduates 85 % Upper secondary graduates (young people) 12.5% Lifelong learning participation (adults) SIXTEEN CORE INDICATORS 1. 1.Participation in pre-school education 2. 2.Special needs education 3. 3.Early school leavers 4. 4.Literacy in reading, maths and science 5. 5.Language skills 6. 6.ICT skills 7. 7.Civic skills 8. 8.Learning to learn skills 9. Upper secondary completion rates of young people 10. Professional development of teachers 11. Higher education graduates 12. Cross-national mobility of students 13. Participation of adults in lifelong learning 14. Adults’ skills 15. Educational attainment of the population 16. Investment in education and training kglglgFIVE EUROPEAN BENCHMARKS FOR 2010

5 Joint progress report of on the implementation of the 'Education & Training 2010' work programme (2008) « Delivering lifelong learning for knowledge, creativity and innovation » Lifelong learning strategies. Most countries have made progress in defining unified and overarching strategies. Within such frameworks, progress is evident in pre-primary education, qualification frameworks and the validation of non-formal and informal learning. However, innovative learning partnerships and sustainable funding for high quality, efficient and equitable education and training still elude many countries, the more so as the growth of investment appears to have slowed. Particular attention must also be given to lifelong guidance. Ensuring that reforms are effectively implemented is an important challenge to all

6 33 European countries participate in the Lisbon follow up 30 non-EU countries participate in higher education cooperation - Eastern- Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Western Balkans. (Tempus, Erasmus Mondus) Bilateral cooperation agreements with: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea. EU cooperation in the field of education

7 EU Education average performance level in a neighbouring countries perspective (EU-27 average : 100%) Source: Crell/JRC 2008 Data source; UN Education index

8 EU Education performance in a Worldwide perspective (UN education index )

9 Progress of performance Five European Benchmarks for

10 Average levels of country performance and progress across the five benchmark areas (2000, 2006) Moving further ahead Catching up Falling further behind Loosing momentum FinlandUK DenmarkIreland Sweden Poland Iceland Slovenia Norway Spain But also: FranceNetherlandsBelgium + -

11 « Making Lifelong Learning a Reality » A Composite indicator on lifelong participation Crell/JRC, 2008 Data source: Eurostat « From craddle to grave » ( years old) Participation in: PreschoolSchool Higher education Adult education

12 1. 1.Making lifelong learning a reality 2. 2.Developing school education 3. 3.Developing vocational education and training 4. 4.Developing higher education 5. 5.Key competences for lifelong learning 6. 6.Improving equity in education and training 7. 7.Employability 8. 8.Investment in education and training Annual Progress Report (2008)

13 EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE EU IS IMPROVING SLOWLY BUT STEADILY. However  Only the benchmark on MST graduates is likely to be exceeded.  Low performance in reading literacy has increased by more than 10% between 2000 and 2006 and has reached 24.1 %. PARTICIPATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING IS BECOMING A REALITY IN IN SOME COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE DEVELOPED COMPREHENSIVE AND COHERENT LIFELONG LEARNING STRATEGIES. THERE ARE STILL IMPORTANT INEQUITIES IN EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS. Main messages of the 2008 report

14 Inequity still a reality in educational systems in the EU  1 in 7 (6 million young people, years old) have only achieved compulsory education or less.  Adults are 3 times more likely to participate in lifelong learning if they have completed at least upper secondary education.  1 in 7 of the 4 year-olds are not enrolled in education  Gender inequalities remain. Boys do less well at reading and have more special education needs. Girls do less well at mathematics and women are underrepresented among mathematics, science and technology students and graduates.

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