Adult learning is a vital part of the European Commission's lifelong learning policy.
The EU offers a platform for governments and multiple stakeholders to work together on improving apprenticeships.
Early childhood education
The European Commission has set out the priorities for early childhood education and care with the aim of improving access and the quality of services.
Early school leaving
Early school leaving is linked to unemployment, social exclusion, poverty and poor health.
Funding and organisation of higher education
The EU helps EU countries develop models of governance and funding in higher education.
Higher education attainment
EU countries have set out targets for attainment of higher education.
Integrating migrants and refugees
Education plays a crucial role in helping migrants and refugees settle in new countries.
The EU promotes cross-border exchanges, harmonisation and cooperation for higher education.
Promoting inclusion and fundamental values
The European Commission has called for the education sector to promote inclusion and fundamental values.
Quality assurance in vocational education and training
The EQAVET framework aims to improve quality and cooperation among vocational education systems in the EU.
Quality of higher education
The European Commission supports EU higher education institutions in modernising education programmes.
Recognition of skills and qualifications
The EU supports the recognition of skills and qualifications to make it easier to study and work anywhere in Europe.
Standards of teaching and teacher education
The EU works with national education systems to improve standards of teaching.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
The EIT is the European Union’s initiative to support innovation.
The EU has initiatives to help Europeans get access to good quality traineeships.
University business cooperation
The European Commission supports cooperation between higher education and business through a series of initiatives at the European level.