A number of reports led and coauthored by Dr. Paul Downes, Associate Professor of Education (Psychology), School of Human Development, DCU Institute of Education have been cited in recent key documents of the European Commission.
The European Commission's Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning 2018 https://ec.europa.eu/education/sites/education/files/recommendation-key-competences-lifelong-learning.pdf
recognises the importance of social and emotional education, citing the forthcoming report, Cefai, C., Bartolo P. A., Cavioni. V., Downes, P. (2018). Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU: A review of the international evidence
. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
The European Commission's Proposal for a Council Recommendation on promoting common values, inclusive education, and the European dimension of teaching 2018