Resources on Multilingualism
The Council invites the Member States and the Commission to strengthen lifelong language learning and promote multilingualism with a view to strengthening social cohesion, intercultural dialogue and European construction.
Multilingualism is a value for intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and prosperity. This communication demonstrates how the Commission aims to mainstream language policy to better realise the potential of multilingualism in Europe.
The purpose of this action plan is to promote language learning and linguistic diversity. It defines specific objectives and a set of actions to be implemented between 2004 and 2006.
Resources on Mobility
This Recommendation seeks to encourage Member States to promote the learning mobility of young people and, where possible, to remove obstacles which are impeding progress in this area.
This Green Paper seeks to promote organised learning mobility, deals firstly with mobility between the countries currently participating in EU programmes, and it also deals with cross-sector movements from the world of education to the world of business and vice versa.
Focusing on the quality aspects of mobility, the European Quality Charter for Mobility constitutes a reference document for stays abroad in order to ensure that participants, both young people and adults, have a positive experience.
Resources on Education
These conclusions set strategic objectives: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship.
The resolution calls on Member States to make use of a set of guiding principles in accordance with national contexts and legislation and with a view to supporting the lifelong career transitions of citizens.
The White Paper identifies several key areas where action is required to enhance intercultural dialogue to safeguard and develop human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Intercultural education was one of these areas.
This recommendation proposes a reference tool for European Union countries to ensure that key competences are fully integrated into their strategies and infrastructures, particularly in the context of lifelong learning.
Resources on Youth
The Council Resolution on the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018), requires an EU Youth Report to be drawn up at the end of each three-year cycle, to evaluate the progress made and to serve as a basis for establishing a new set of priorities.
The Resolution calls Member States to work together, with the support of the Commission and using the open method of coordination, to enhance European cooperation in the youth field in the period up to 2018.
This communication proposes a new strategy for European youth policy. It adopts a cross-sectoral policy approach to youth issues and strengthens cooperation in policy-making at all levels.