Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the key enabling factors for successful digital education and training

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Series Details COM (2023) 205
Publication Date 18/04/2023
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Proposal for a Council Recommendation adopted by the European Commission on 18 April 2023, focusing on the enabling factors for successful digital education and training.

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Despite the efforts undertaken over the years, the Member States of the European Union (EU) were yet to fulfil a system digital transformation in education and training. Many countries still struggled to attain sufficient levels of investment in digital education and training infrastructure, equipment and digital education content, digital training of teachers and staff, monitoring and evaluation of policies.

The proposed Recommendation calls on all Member States to ensure universal access to inclusive and high-quality digital education and training so that the digital divide is addressed. It sets out guidance and action that countries can pursue to implement a whole-of-government and multi-stakeholder approach as well as a culture of bottom-up innovation and digitalisation led by education and training staff.

The draft Council Recommendation was adopted by the European Commission on 18 April 2023, in the context of the European Year of Skills. It drew on the outcome of Structured Dialogue on digital education and skills between the Commission and the Member States. It also delivers on priorities set out in the Commission's Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027.

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EUR-LEX: SWD(2023)205: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal
European Commission: European Education Area: Digital Education Action Plan – Action 1
European Commission: Press Release, 18/04/2023: Commission calls for massive boost in enabling digital education and providing digital skills
European Commission: Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the press conference on digital education and skills (18 April 2023)

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