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Agreement between the EU and the US renewing the co-operation programme in the field of HE and VET

Proposal for a Council decision on the signature of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America renewing the co-operation programme in the field of higher education and vocational education and training / Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America renewing the co-operation programme in the field of higher education and vocational education and training
Brussels, 27.4.2006
COM(2006) 180 final

The present proposal is set against the dual background of the European Union higher education agenda and EU/US relations which call, respectively, for higher education to become a world reference for relevance and excellence and for broader education cooperation.

The general objectives of the EU/US programme are to:

  • Promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the European Community and the United States including broader knowledge of their languages, cultures and institutions; and,
  • Improve the quality of human resource development in both the European Community and the United States, including the acquisition of skills required to meet the challenges of the global knowledge-based economy.

The EU/US programme will therefore seek to mutually enhance the quality of higher education and vocational training.

News Details

29/11/2009
EUR-Lex