The Commission approved the use of 100 million Euro to support over 50 new European Projects and Networks that are designed to improve quality and strengthen cooperation in the field of school education.
On 14th November 2005, the European Commission and the UK Presidency launched the European Enterprise Awards".
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.
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.
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.
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 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.