Published on December 20th, 2018

Education and training in Europe have long been a matter for discussion. Even though the nations have various systems in place, there are common strands that they all follow. In this continuously changing world the education systems are taking too long to change and adapt to the skills and knowledge required by both students and teachers.

Only a few existing programmes are well known and they need to be significantly improved. We would like to see the European Union supporting its member states in preparing their educational systems for a future world that will rely on educators and those pupils to be prepared.

Therefore we, the participants of the Y Vote Convention about Education & Training, propose the following recommendations:

Practical skills for the labour market
We suggest that the EU to promote the conversion of conventional education resources into interactive digital tools, as well as encourage collaboration between industries and educational institutions to provide students with the professional experience and readiness for the labour market in the technological era.

Platform for key competences
We strongly encourage the creation a transparent and regulated platform to exchange methodology of implementing the key competences framework in the EU educational systems.

The platform should be  a space for students , teachers and educational policy makers through which they can obtain information about what the key competences are, how and why the framework  is implemented.

Exchanges for pupils and teachers
We strongly recommend to increase funding and promotion of relevant programmes that enable pupils of all age groups and educational backgrounds as well as teachers to participate in short and long term exchanges between schools, of members and partner countries of the EU.

Civic Education material
We strongly encourage the EU to provide resources to create materials for effective teaching on civic education in formal and non formal environments using engaging digital tools and encourage schools to collaborate with civic stakeholders.

Emotional Intelligence Training For Teachers
We strongly encourage the EU to enable training opportunities for teachers on emotional intelligence and soft skills, in order to support pupils in the safe development of their full life potential.

Drafted by
Ali Daim Abbas Shah, Alhassan Akondor, Laur Mihai Amanolesei, Françeska Çollaku, Marcos Toledo Cómez, Johnny Eugen Diesendorf, Mateusz Gierczak, Tilbe Gürsoy, Lukas Herzog, Aarón Júlvez Manero, Lukas Kaczmarski, Daniela Lascu, Jacqueline Marzinzik, Jonas Meyer-Below, Nino Natroshvili, Alejandro Nievas Garcia, Maxim Shtarnov, Marleen Talve, Gisela Lydia Tatsi, Giulia Tempesta, Alexandra Pilečková, Alessandro Pilia, Alessandro Pratesi, Henrike Werner, Lovro Žada

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