The Council has adopted the Conclusions on preparing young people for the 21st century: an agenda for European cooperation on schools.
The Council agrees on the following priorities:
- To guarantee and improve the acquisition of key competences, in particular literacy and numeracy.
- To enhance the essential role which schools play in promoting inclusive societies and strengthening social cohesion, by ensuring high-quality education for all pupils in accordance with the principle of equity.
- To promote teaching as a profession and to improve initial and in-service training for teaching staff and school leaders.