The Education and Training Monitor 2015 shows progress in education attainment across Europe but reveals investment is needed to make education more inclusive and boost social mobility.
Evidence gathered for the Monitor shows that 15-year olds with low socio-economic status are five times more likely not to achieve basic skills like literacy and numeracy than their peers from better-off backgrounds. It also highlights the fact that foreign-born students are twice as likely to leave school early as native-born students. The same is true for adult education. Low educated adults attend less to further education then adults with high education backrounds.
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The European Charlemagne Youth Prize" aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. "The European Charlemagne Youth Prize" is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The prize for the best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg). Also, the representatives of all the 28 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide and Call for Proposals for 2016 is published. Throughout the Guide, a special focus is put on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.
Deadline for application:
- Key Action 1: Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016; 04/10/2016
- Key Action 1: Adult learning: 02/02/2016
- Key Action 2 Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016, 04/10/2016
- Key Action Adult learning: 31/3/2016
- Key Action 3 Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016, 04/10/2016