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Priorities of the Greek Presidency in education and training

published 27 January 2014 updated 28 January 2014

On 1 January 2014, Greece took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The key priorities of the Greek presidency on education are high quality, efficient and equitable education and training systems to enhance employability in Europe.

Two Council meetings will take place for Education Ministers during the Greek Presidency. On 24 February 2014, the Ministers will adopt Council Conclusions on Efficient and Innovative Education and Training to Invest in Skills.

At the Council meeting on 20-21 May 2014, the Ministers will adopt Council conclusions on Quality Assurance at all levels of Education and Training and Council Conclusions on Quality Teachers’ Education. These Council Conclusions will highlight the need for high quality teaching through the provision of adequate initial education and continuous professional development for teachers and trainers and by making teaching an attractive career choice. At the same Council meeting, the European benchmark in the field of language learning will be discussed.

The Greek Presidency will end its term on 1 July 2014, when the Italian Presidency will follow.

Further information on the Presidency is available here.

The six-month Programme of the Presidency can be found here.