Educational quality and policy transformations

Hits: 0In the mid-term of SDGs implementation, education providers in Europe and around the world attract attention to qualitative content in dealing with sustainability issues. The process is complicated due to the fact that modern approaches to sustainability are inherently based on bridging existing gaps between rapid development of natural, exact and social sciences, technology […]

European “state-of -the Union” address: dealing with modern challenges

Hits: 1Delivering annual “state-of-the Union”, SOTEU-23 address to the European Parliament on 13 September Commission President claimed that her office had kept over 90 percent of the pledges made about four years ago in the then program for a green, digital and geopolitical Europe. She also revealed the future in which a Union of nations, […]

Securing sustainable future: UN SDG Summit this September

Hits: 2The United Nations will convene the SDG Summit during 18-19 September 2023 in New York, during the General Assembly’s high-level week. With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at midpoint, world leaders will carry out a comprehensive review of the 17 SDGs, respond to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world […]

The EU’s Erasmus+ program: additional efforts in global education

Hits: 16The Commission selected 159 projects for funding under Erasmus+ program (Capacity Building for Higher Education), which supports the modernisation and quality assurance of higher education in third countries worldwide. These projects respond to the EU-wide aim of supporting international cooperation in the fields of higher education, improving education systems, as well as strengthening socio-economic […]

Essential services in the EU states’ governance

Hits: 11Critical entities provide essential services in upholding key societal functions, supporting the economy, preserving the environment, ensuring public health and safety, etc. European Commission has adopted a list of essential services in the eleven sectors covered by the Critical Entities Resilience Directive (CER), which entered into force on 16 January 2023.  

European strategy for universities: progress and perspectives

Hits: 4Since the end of 2017, the EU institutions and the member states’ governance have elaborated a number of initiatives (following the Gothenburg Summit) aimed at reforming the EU-wide vision for education and culture. Thus, the European strategy for universities aims at supporting and enabling universities to adapt to changing conditions, to thrive and to […]

Global sustainability report-2023: new initiatives to accelerate SDGs

Hits: 44During last seven years, global community has acquired periodical sustainable development reports providing most up-to-date data to follow and rank the performance of all UN member states on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. Recent report made at the mid-point of the UN Agenda-2030 acknowledges very modest progress made and formulates priorities to restore and accelerate […]

Education policy at a cross-road: what shall be done?

Hits: 5Global challenges during last decade have already seriously affected traditional national political-economy’s patterns. Recently has come the turn of education sector with all the needed transformations due to such new growth facets as sustainability and renewables, circular economy and climate mitigation, to name a few. Our Institute decided to publish some articles on educational […]

Complying with the EU law: infringement package for June

Hits: 8In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against EU member states (starting in June) for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and […]

Urgent European measures in reducing transport pollution

Hits: 6Although transport plays fundamental role in the European economic growth, the sector is at the same time one of the largest contributors to air pollution both in the EU and around the world. Recent Commission’s proposals to reduce damaging effects include the Euro 7 regulation to enter into effect in a couple of years; […]