This communications is the 4th joint report focusing on progress towards agreed education and training objectives during the period 2007-2009. It is based on a detailed assessment of national reports and performance against a set of indicators and benchmarks.
The main focus is on the implementation of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences. But it also provides an overview on the development of national lifelong learning strategies, and of reforms undertaken to make vocational education and training (VET) more attractive and relevant to labour market needs, and to modernise Higher Education.
The report also takes account of newly identified challenges, notably those related to the 'New Skills for New Jobs' initiative.
Reference: Commission Communication, Key competences for a changing world Draft 2010 joint progress report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the "Education & Training 2010 work programme" SEC (2009) 640 final, 25.11.2009