The Slovak Presidency of the EU

The priorities of the Presidency in the field of education follow the objectives of the New Skills Agenda for Europe. As regards the negotiations on a Council Recommendations on establishing a skills guarantee, the Presidency aims to increase the level of adult education, including digital, entrepreneurial and transversal skills. In the context of the revision of the Recommendation on the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong learning, the Presidency will focus on developing tools and services for skills and qualifications and on improving their comparability.
The Presidency will also address the modernization of higher education and digital skills.
The Presidency will prepare Council conclusions highlighting the role of education and youth work in preventing radicalisation and extremism, responding to the proposals of the Commission at encouraging inclusive education, developing social and civic skills and promoting European values through formal education and non-formal learning.