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1 November 2010SGAMG 1 Political priorities for EDUCATION & CULTURE 2010 - 2013

2 November 2010SGAMG 2 Political context  President Barroso's political guidelines (February 2009)  Boosting new sources of growth and social cohesion (research and innovation for a knowledge society)  Advancing people's Europe (supporting mobility for young people)

3 November 2010SGAMG 3 How to boost new sources of growth and social cohesion ?  Keep up the pace of reforms  Target our skills and technology on tomorrow's competitiveness and markets  Invest in new skills for the jobs of tomorrow  Make innovation the central theme of our education and training policies  Promote a close university-business co- operation

4 November 2010SGAMG 4 How to advance people’s Europe  Promote intercultural dialogue and multilingual learning  Promote cultural diversity as a powerful channel to communicate  Enhance European citizenship concept at schools  Expand existing instruments (Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Marie Curie) into a new youth and mobility initiative (Youth on the Move: flagship initiative)

5 November 2010SGAMG 5 President Barroso's Europe 2020 Strategy (March 2010)  Smart growth (economy based on knowledge and innovation)  Sustainable growth (a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy)  Inclusive growth (high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion)

6 November 2010SGAMG 6 EU headline targets  75% of the population aged 20-64 should be employed  3% of the EU's GDP should be invested in R&D  20/20/20 climate/energy targets to be met (reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels; renewable resources; reduction in primary energy by improving energy efficiency)  The share of early school leavers should be under 10% and at least 40% of the younger generation should have a tertiary degree  20 Million less people should be at risk of poverty

7 November 2010SGAMG 7 Smart growth ("Innovation Union" and "Youth on the Move")  Strengthen knowledge and innovation as drivers of future growth  Improve quality of education and promote lifelong learning  Strengthen research performance  Promote innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU  Make full use of IT and communication technologies  Ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into new products and services to create growth and quality jobs (PPP)

8 November 2010SGAMG 8 Inclusive growth (“An agenda for new skills and jobs” and “European Platform against Poverty”)  Empower people through high levels of employment  Invest in skills and training (life long learning)  Modernise labour markets and social protection systems (anticipate and manage change)  Fight poverty and build a cohesive society

9 November 2010SGAMG 9 President Barroso's state of the Union speech (September 2010)  New skills for more and better jobs  Investment in life long learning to combat social exclusion and poverty  Job mobility in EU in a stronger single market (EURES, European Vacancy Monitor and a European Skills Passport)  Promote world class universities in Europe (innovation and research)  A strong Europe in science, education and culture  A European Digital Agenda will deliver a single digital market worth 4% of EU GDP by 2020  An "intelligent" post-2013 EU budget to back our policy priorities

10 November 2010SGAMG 10 Commission Work Programme 2011 Strategic EAC items  Communication on Modernisation of higher education (non-legislative) (adoption foreseen for 3Q 2011)

11 November 2010SGAMG 11 Commission Work Programme 2011  Commission Communication on a New Competences Initiative  Recommendation on the promotion and validation of informal and non-formal learning *  Unlocking the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries

12 November 2010SGAMG 12 Programmes supporting the Youth on the Move initiative  The Communication on programmes below (to be adopted in 3Q 2011) will clarify how the programmes contribute to the Youth on the Move initiative  Lifelong Learning Programme  Youth programme post 2013  Erasmus Mundus post 2013

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