|Author (Corporate)||European Court of Auditors|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||ECA Special Reports|
|Publication Date||April 2023|
The EU supplements and supports member states in the digitalisation of their schools under various programmes and measures financed from the EU budget.
In this audit, we examined whether EU-financed action supported the digitalisation of schools well. We conclude that, overall, it helped schools in their digitalisation efforts, but member states lacked strategic focus in the use of EU financing. Moreover, in spite of an ambitious EU target to connect all schools by 2025 to gigabit internet, only a small number of schools have such fast connections to make best use of the potential of digital education.
We recommend that the Commission should promote EU actions more actively, and strengthen, in cooperation with the member states, the link between EU objectives, national or regional strategies for the digitalisation of schools and EU funding for schools. The Commission should also closely monitor and encourage member states to connect all schools to gigabit internet by 2025.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|Subject Tags||Digital Technology|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|