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DG EAC Conference - 'Reducing Early School Leaving: efficient and effective policies in Europe'

DG EAC Conference - 'Reducing Early School Leaving: efficient and effective policies in Europe'


Startdate
Thursday 01 March 2012
Enddate
Friday 02 March 2012

The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) is organising the Conference 'Reducing Early School Leaving: efficient and effective policies in Europe' on 1 and 2 March 2012.  It will be held in the Husa President Park Hotel, Blvd du Roi Albert II, 44, 1000 Brussels.

The main aim of the conference is to launch European and cross-sectoral cooperation in this area and to support Member States in developing comprehensive policies against early school leaving. 

In June 2010 the European heads of state and government adopted the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Setting a strong priority for Member States they decided that reducing the share of early school leavers to less than 10% Europe-wide by 2020 is one of the headline targets underpinning this strategy. In June 2011 the Education Council adopted a Council Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving, proposing a framework for comprehensive, cross sectoral and evidence-based policies to address the problem of early school leaving.

For registration and other practical issues, contact Séverine Lefebvre (esl2012@teamwork.fr).  


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