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Neth-ER: Erasmus+ needs a bigger budget to realise full potential!

Neth-ER argues that at least 2.5% of the EU budget should be dedicated to Erasmus+’s successor programme, with an absolute amount of at least 3 billion euro’s per programme year. This is Neth-ER’s...

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Ingredients for a European Skills Agenda

Skills is a hot topic, both on the regional, national and European level. The European Commission will present a European Skills Agenda on the 25th of May 2016. During a Neth-ER Seminar,...

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VET and business need to establish firmer dialogue

“Vet has never been as high on the agenda as it is today”. These were the opening words of Director-General for Education and Culture Jan Truszczyński at the European Business Forum on Vocational...

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VET needs better image and provide the right mix of skills

Collaboration and communication between VET and business is indispensable to make sure that VET students have the right skills for good employability. This is one of the key conclusions of the...

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Jan Truszczyński: "each student receives a rucksack"

Jan Truszczyński has been director-general at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture (EAC) since May 2010.  EAC’s mission is to build a Europe of knowledge and...

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