The European commission has launched a new web site, the European Education Area. Although there has been a policy initiative to develop the Education Area for some time, this is the first visible evidence of that policy.
Education is the foundation for personal fulfillment, employability and active, responsible citizenship. It is essential to the vitality of European societies and economies. Access to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning is a right for all citizens, as enshrined within the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted that it is essential to prevent structural barriers to learning and skills development from impacting citizens’ employment prospects and participation in society.
The European Education Area will work in synergy with the European Skills Agenda and the European Research Area to harness knowledge, making it the foundation of Europe’s recovery and prosperity.
The web site says the following areas are present priorities for development