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Culture and Education (CULT)

The question of new skills and competitive markets:
How can European secondary educational systems contribute to the acquisition of new skills to keep EU competitive in globalised markets?

Dear delegates of the committee on Culture and Education,

In order to prepare you for the committee work, we provided you with some useful links. Please use these links to prepare yourself and to get an insight into our topic. Of course you are free to use any other sources, in fact we strongly encourage you to do so.

I would like to ask you to send me a short summary of your research one week before the session. This is not mandatory of course but still vital. We have little time to draft our resolution so please come to the session well prepared. You will see it pays off in the end as you will be able to participate more and become a key player in the committee meetings and in the general assembly. Depending on your involvement you will be graded and recommended to represent Austria in an international MEP session. (www.mepeurope.eu)

If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We are looking forward to be working with you!

On behalf of your Committee Chairing Team,        

Rafael Ager (T), Committee President (ager.rafael@gmail.com)

Dana Rumerstorfer (OÖ), CoCP

Anton Mielke (W), CP Sec

Leonie, Sajdik (W), CP/SMO

Anna Gisslinger (W), CIE


The structure of European education systems: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/images/9/9d/Structure_of_education_systems_2016_17.pdf

EU activities in the field of higher education: https://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education_en

EU 2020 strategy: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/163EN.pdf

Secondary Education Statistics by EUROSTAT: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Secondary_education_statistics

Educational policies and initiatives of the European Union: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_policies_and_initiatives_of_the_European_Union

Erasmus: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_de

World Economic Forum: Global competitiveness report 2018, secondary education enrolment rate worldwide: http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-index-2017-2018/competitiveness-rankings/#series=ENROL2GR