At the end of February 2021, the EU member states agreed on a new common framework for European educational cooperation 2021-2030. This is closely aligned with the goals for creating an European Education Area by 2025.
On 11.11.2020, the negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on the future EU budget after months of negotiations. The now available package deal foresees 23,4 Billion € for the Erasmus+ programme.
Global on- and offline event
The global idea hackathon #DigiEduHack2020, hosted by the German EU Council Presidency, kicks off with the main stage event on 12-13 November in Berlin/ online.
Council of EU Research Ministers
On 29 September, the EU Research Council reached a common position on the outstanding issues concerning both the draft regulation on Horizon Europe and the decision to implement the programme.
On 21 July, the European Heads of State and Government agreed on a common position with regard to the future EU budget. This is also an important milestone for the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027.
The Council of EU Education Ministers has published its Council conclusions on "European teachers and trainers for the future". They aim to develop teacher competences and promote their mobility.
The German EU Council Presidency will have to adapt to the changed framework conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
At the beginning of March, the European Commission published the basis for a new EU strategy for Africa, which aims to establish a close partnership with the African continent.
On 1 January 2020, Croatia assumed the Presidency of the EU for the first time since the country joined the European Union in 2013. Its motto is "A strong Europe in a world of challenges".
Future of EU Higher Ed Policy
Here you can find an overview of the development process, the ideas and political decision papers.