Malta has officially taken over the EU’s rotating presidency on 1 January 2017.
Education is amongst the priorities of the Maltese Presidency:
“The Maltese Presidency will focus on the relevance of achieving a High Quality Education for all through ‘Inclusion in Diversity’ with a view to draw up Council conclusions on this theme. The quality and relevance of education should be linked to the requirements of the labour market and directed towards the provision of relevant skills, aptitudes and life-long values required to become active citizens. In this context, education systems should be more inclusive and capable of moving away from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to one that is just, flexible, diversified and comprehensive. In this regard, focus will be placed on inclusiveness as a primary element for effective education mechanisms to ensure long-term effectiveness and quality retention, whilst concurrently taking into account the relevance, function and incorporation of digital skills.
The Maltese Presidency will also strive to make progress on the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning, and the Proposal for a Decision on Europass.”
Link: News Skills Agenda for Europe