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EUROPESE ONDERWIJSRADEN OVER VROEGRIJDIG SCHOOLVERLATEN /EUROPEAN EDUCATION COUNCILS ON EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING

EUNEC, the European Network of Education Councils. Education councils advise their respective countries and using the EUNEC platform, exchange information and viewpoints on educational matters. With the objective of gaining common standpoints on education EUNEC facilitates meetings and conferences.

EU will tackle early school leavers 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY DR. PAUL DOWNES AT EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE

Dr. Paul Downes gave a keynote presentation at a EU Presidency conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dr Paul Downes, keynote address at EU Presidency Conference

On November 18th  2013, Dr. Downes gave the opening address at the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) conference on Early School Leaving in the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). The title of his presentation was, ‘A Holistic Approach to Early School Leaving Prevention in Europe: Key Strategic Priorities for System Level Development’. This conference was organised by EUNEC, in conjunction with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government (Ministry of Education and Science) in the context of its EU Presidency.

The presentation can be accessed here

A podcast of the above conference of the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) “Early School Leaving” is available for download here - Dr Downes' presentation is to be found at 24 minutes in on Part 1.

EUNEC STATEMENTS

Since 2000, EUNEC has been organising conferences and seminars on topical issues on the European and national agendum in the field of education and training. The outputs of these debates are called the Statements of EUNEC, a document agreed on by all participants

Download the STATEMENT on Early School Leaving Vilnius November 2013 here

CONFERENCE VILNIUS NOVEMBER 2013

Report of the conference on Early School Leaving, Vilnius November 2013