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2013 12 17
Lithuanian Presidency putting spotlight on lifelong learning

On 9-10 December over 200 education experts from 33 UNESCO participant countries gather in Vilnius to discuss how to improve accessibility, quality and efficiency of lifelong learning. On behalf of the Lithuanian Presidency, Minister of Education and Science Dainius Pavalkis welcomed the conference on adult learning underlining the importance of lifelong learning in the ...

2013 12 17
Horizon 2020, the largest EU research and innovation programme, launched in Vilnius Innovation Forum

The largest European Union research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 was presented to participants of the ongoing Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, taking place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius; the budget of the programme for 2014-2020 period is expected to reach approximately EUR 80 billion. During the forum, ...

2013 12 17
EU Ministers adopt Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ programmes - important for jobs, growth and youth

During the research part of the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on 3 December, chaired by Lithuanian Minister Dainius Pavalkis, the EU ministers adopted two major EU 2014-2020 programmes – Horizon 2020 for research and innovation and Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport.

2013 12 17
EU Competitiveness Council to discuss future of the Single Market, industry and innovation, to adopt Horizon 2020 programme for research

Lithuanian Ministers of Economy Evaldas Gustas and Education and Science Dainius Pavalkis will chair a two-day meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 2-3 December, which will be mainly devoted to discuss a range of important issues related to raising the ...

2013 12 17
EU Ministers stress the role of leadership in education and the global dimension of higher education, agree to tackle social inclusion of youth not in employment or training

Today’s EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (EYCS) meeting was devoted to education in digital and globalized environment and social inclusion of youth and prospective EU’s youth work plan.

2013 12 17
EYCS Council to address education and media freedom in digital environment, social inclusion of youth, role of sport in EU economy

At the EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sports (EYCS) Council meeting to be held on 25-26 November in Brussels, EU Ministers will devote attention to such important issues as Open Educational Resources and digital learning, future work on youth and better social inclusion of young ...

2013 12 17
D. Pavalkis: support to research and innovation through Horizon 2020 programme will help boosting Europe's growth

Lithuanian EU Council Presidency congratulates the European Parliament on its affirmative vote on the Horizon 2020 at its plenary session in Strasbourg on 21 November.

2013 12 17
Equal opportunities in science – the path towards modern society

President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the international conference "Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations". This event is part of the Lithuanian EU Presidency programme. Taking part in the conference are over 200 participants - heads of research institutions and universities, famous scientists, representatives of public and ...

2013 12 17
Lithuania’s early school leaving rate is decent, but needs improvement

The European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) 3-day  conference , Early School Leavers, during which the issue of early school leavers will be discussed, has started at the Seimas.

2013 12 17
Discussions on how EU Member States should deal with the problem of early school leavers will take place at the Seimas

On 18–20 November, members of the European Network of Education Councils ( EUNEC ) and representatives of the Lithuanian education system will discuss how Member States could tackle the issue of early school leavers. During the conference, national education councils will present the ...

2013 12 17
Lithuanian Presidency provides forum for new research training and funding schemes

On 14-15 November around 200 European researchers and experts gather in Vilnius to discuss new funding and career opportunities for researchers. The international conference “Invest in Research”, one of the main events of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council dedicated to research promotion, will examine challenges of the ...

2013 12 17
Europe has to focus on education and vocational training in its bid to lower unemployment

“Even though in Europe the number of unemployed people is high, vacancies are also aplenty. Calculations show that in 2015 the sector of informatics will have one million vacancies. This means that we have failed to foresee the labour market's future demand,” said Pierre Mairesse, Director-General of Directorate A, ...

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