The first Education and Training 2020 Working Group meeting, held in Brussels on 22-23 February 2016, saw exchange of information and experience on issues pervasive of education and training systems of EU Member States. These included mutual learning and the increasing of agency of national policymakers. Focusing on the priority areas identified jointly by the Council and the Commission in the ET 2020 strategic framework, the six Working Groups will collate over 400 members. The new ET 2020 Working Groups consist of a working group on schools, a working group on theRead More

Posted On March 23, 2016By hadzantonisIn 2016-jan-23, 2016-jan-23-eu

The EU: Refugees in motion

The terms of a new EU refugee deal stipulate that refugees and other “irregular migrants” arriving in Greece will be shipped to Turkey. This can be viewed both positively and negatively, depending on which side is taken, with two sides well divided on the argument. From a positive perspective, refugee crises globally have now become such that refugees require immediate and urgent assistance, for political, demographic, health, economic, and other motives. As partner countries, and as advocates of global peace, a range of countries should act to alleviate the refugee stress, and hence accommodate theseRead More