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23 May 2018

JRC provides scientific support to EC's education package

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides scientific support to the European Commission's education package that was published on 22 May 2018. This second package of initiatives is aimed at creating a European Education Area by 2025, reinforcing the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolstering youth participation. The JRC's support consists of conducting research into various aspects of education policy, focusing on the development of competences and factors linked to the digital transition.

With regard to the European Universities Initiative which is also mentioned as an element of the package, the JRC's research support included designing and conducting a survey to map examples of existing transnational collaborative partnerships of European higher education institutions. According to the JRC, the results from this survey confirm the added value of these partnerships, in particular with respect to their education mission. The study also indicates a number of perceived barriers to strengthening these collaborations in the financial, administrative and legal fields.

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