We need strong STE(A)M skills in Europe to feed the growth of innovation-intensive sectors in the EU

2 April 2019, 23rd SEDEC Commission meeting Belgium – Brussels – April 2019 © European Union / Giedre Daugelaite  Csaba BORBOLY, President of Harghita County Council

The CoR opinion led by EPP-CoR member Borboly Csaba, President of the Harghita County Council, on “Strengthening STE(A)M Education in the EU” was unanimously adopted today in the SEDEC Commission meeting and will be presented to the Council of Ministers of Education on 22 May. The opinion focuses on the growing need to better prepare citizens with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce. The importance of further developing STE(A)M skills in Europe is recognized by the various EU institutions. Local and Regional authorities can play a major role. As empowered in many different ways through multi-level governance and decentralization of …

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SEDEC Commission adopts opinions on bioeconomy and STEM education

2 April 2019, 23rd SEDEC Commission meeting Belgium – Brussels – April 2019 © European Union / Giedre Daugelaite

Developing sustainable bioeconomy strategies in EU regions and strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education were on the agenda of the CoR’s Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) on 2 April. Members also discussed how cities and regions can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals related to social policy, education and innovation. The European Commission presented in October 2018 a new strategy to develop sustainable bioeconomy in Europe, which is the subject of a draft opinion prepared by Jacint Horváth (HU/PES), representative of Local Government of Nagykanizsa. The CoR document encourages cities and regions to develop their own bioeconomy strategies. Moreover, it underlines the …

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