Almost one year ago, on April 26th 2017, the commission presented the European pillar of social rights. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better working and living conditions in the European Union.
Transparency and recognition of all types of skills and qualifications are necessary to enable people in Europe access opportunities of being truly mobile between employment and learning, or within and between countries. Over the past 10 years, the European Commission together with the EU member states has been working on implementing and further developing the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
The year for EuropeActive’s EU affairs team starts traditionally with the ERASMUS + Sport Info Day, on January 30, 2018 organised by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) to inform potential applicants about the Erasmus+: Sport programme.
On the 24th and 25th January 2018, within the framework of the Bulgarian presidency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised in Sofia a conference on the importance of education and investigation for preventing doping in grassroots sport.
EuropeActive has attended today, January 25 2018, the 1st European Education Summit, dedicated to "laying the foundation of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education". The summit has been hosted by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
EuropeActive attended on December 12, 2017 the event “Team Up for NEETs – Youth, Sport and Employability in the 2020 strategy”. The event was organised by the international association streetfootballworld and was attended by project partners of the team up project, representatives from sport and physical activity organisations and the European Commission.
From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week. 1355 events are currently taking place in 45 different countries. In Brussels the 3 days conference gathered more than 700 stakeholders. The week success demonstrates the crucial role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in supporting skills, jobs, innovation and competitiveness.