The new Communication calls on educational and training institutions to review their organisational strategies in order to, for example, improve their capacity to adapt, promote innovation and exploit the potential of technologies and digital content.

Open learning environments “require the leaders of educational institutions to play an active role by: providing a strategic vision; transforming siloed institutions into connected learning communities and rewarding professionals for innovative teaching approaches”, the Communication notes.

Amongst the actions detailed for member states and institutions are: support for innovative teaching and learning environments and supporting teachers to strengthen their digital competences and creative teaching practices; expanding access to digital tools and resources to bring them closer to the potential users; and exploring validation and recognition instruments to promote more flexible learning pathways and opportunities.