Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopts conclusions on addressing barriers to higher education
Europe’s Education Ministers today focussed on the importance of securing more equitable access to higher education and adopted Conclusions on the social dimension of higher education. The EU Council of Education Ministers in Brussels was chaired by Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D.
At the Council meeting, Minister Quinn updated his European colleagues on the progress of negotiations on ”Erasmus for All”.
Delegates also discussed the Youth Employment Initiative. During the meeting Ministers debated “Ensuring a teaching profession of the highest quality to underpin the achievement of better learning outcomes” and were addressed by international experts: Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish Education Expert, and Christine Blower, President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education and General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers.
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