European Union - Italy takes over Presidency of the EU Council
Italy has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Greece for the second half of 2014. The Italian Government set out the priorities it will pursue in Europe: a Fresh Start. For education and training, attention is focused on its future role in the national and EU growth agenda and in fostering competitiveness and job creation. A ministerial-level discussion is planned to draw attention to the potential of digital education and to the role played by education in the transmission of values and in facilitating an ‘educated and conscious citizenship’. The Italian Presidency also proposes to discuss well-being at school and foreign languages in early childhood education.
This article is drawn from a forthcoming edition of Education in the News.
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