Quality and efficiency in education
(EUROPEAN ECONOMY. Special Report. No. 3. 2004. Office for Official Publications of the EC.) KC-AF-04-003-EN-C; ISBN 92-894-8128-5; ISSN 1684-033X
Education and training policies in Europe have aroused growing interest in recent years, at both national and EU levels, and from economists and labour market specialists as well as from educationalists. Several reasons for this led EU leaders to call in March 2000 for a substantial annual increase in per capita investment in human resources. This is a key strand of the Lisbon strategy by which the EU aims to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustaining economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.