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?
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.
The Culture Committee adopted four major reports on 12 September calling for increased funding from 2007 to 2013 for EU education and cultural exchange programmes. MEPs also recommended some changes in the scope, including the target groups, of these multi-annual programmes. The reports were all adopted under the co-decision procedure by overwhelming majorities.
In a resolution adopted by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) executive committee on 14-15th March 2006, the ETUC urges the heads of governments, meeting in the Spring European Council at the end of this week, to address the real concerns of European people.