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Public Consultation on the Europe 2020 Strategy

The review of Europe 2020 (European Union's Strategy for long-term growth and job creation) has been launched. Education and training have been playing an increasingly important role under this strategy and will continue to do so. For the European Commission it is important to receive contributions from interested parties in education and training in order to make well-informed proposals for the future strategy. This will help to strengthen the role of education and training in the strategy and increase ownership of education key players and stakeholders.

Therefore the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of Europe 2020. The consultation offers an opportunity to share experiences on how Europe 2020 is implemented, and express views and expectations about what it should look like in the future. Stakeholders from many different policy areas and with different backgrounds are expected to feed-in their views. To ensure a comprehensive and balanced consultation, it is important that education and training are well represented. The policy background and overall context of the Europe 2020 review have been set out in the Commission's Communication of 5 March 2014 entitled Taking Stock of the Europe 2020 Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth at ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/europe2020stocktaking_en.zip

We invite you to take part in the public consultation that is accessible at: ec.europa.eu/europe2020/public-consultation/index_en.htm

As far as culture is concerned, the need for a European strategy for culture in the digital age is urgent. Will it be a part of the Europe 2020 strategy?

The consultation is open from 5 May to 31 October 2014.