Modernising education and training: a vital contribution to prosperity and social cohesion in Europe : Draft 2006 joint progress report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the Education & Training 2010 work programme {SEC(2005) 1415}
Brussels, 10.11.2005
COM(2005) 549 final

In their 2004 Joint Interim Report the Council (Education) and the European Commission called for urgent reforms of Europes education and training systems if the Union is to achieve its social and economic objectives. They undertook to review progress every two years on implementing the Education and Training 2010 work programme, which includes the Copenhagen process on vocational education and training (VET), and actions for higher education.

The present report is the first in this new cycle. Education and Training 2010 is also a key contribution to the implementation of the new integrated guidelines for jobs and growth, including the European Youth Pact.