Europes 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a major source of jobs, entrepreneurial skills, innovation as well as economic and social cohesion in the EU.
A European Area of Knowledge, national programmes to boost knowledge and a Charter of Lifelong Learning are some of the main ideas of an opinion adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee.
In 2005, the number of European Universities taking part in the ERASMUS University Cooperation scheme rose to an impressive 87% of all European universities, across 31 countries.
The European Year of Workers' Mobility kicked off in Brussels on 20 February at a conference called 'Workers' mobility: a right, an option, an opportunity?
Cedefop and ETF - the two EU "sister" agencies working on vocational training within and outside the European Union - met on 11 May for a one-day conference.
At the UN World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (Tunisia), European Commissioner Viviane Reding said that an e-skills society is the most valid guarantee against exclusion.