EU student programme hits record popularity

10.07.14 @ 19:14

The EU’s student exchange programme Erasmus funded the studies of nearly 270,000 students in 2012/3, a record 15,000 more than previous year, the European Commission said on Thursday (10 July).


EU's young people lag behind on maths target

03.12.13 @ 17:16

EU 15-year olds have made slight improvements in reading, science and maths skills, but Estonian students are well ahead on EU targets.

Education report to 'scare' EU ministers into action

08.10.13 @ 16:30

Policy-makers are hoping a first-ever assessment of education standards across the EU will "scare the dickens" out of politicians.

Turning computer science into a game

03.06.13 @ 17:19

Developers of a new game hope to spice up the geeky reputation of computer science - a subject that gets too little attention in EU schools.

Spanish government under fire over Erasmus cuts

06.11.13 @ 09:37

Spain’s sudden decision to cut Erasmus scholarships in the middle of the academic year sparked outrage among Spanish students and some members of government.

EU student scheme reaches 3mn mark

09.07.13 @ 09:28

The EU's student exchange scheme, Erasmus has reached its 3 millionth participant since the programme was set up decades ago.

A technology revolution at school

22.05.13 @ 09:25

A school in a deprived part of a northern England town has seen its grades soar after giving every pupil an iPod and every teacher a tablet.

Poorly-educated worst off in economic crisis

25.06.13 @ 23:54

People with good quality education have weathered the economic crisis much better than those with only basic qualifications, a new study shows.

Academics line up to defend EU data protection law

12.03.13 @ 08:59

Leading academics across Europe are signing an online petition to support the European Commission’s draft data protection regulation in protest at industry lobbying to weaken it.

Continent's youth more 'European' than their parents, poll says

15.11.12 @ 09:30

Young people are more likely to consider themselves as "European," according to an analysis released on Wednesday.

MEPs warn of 'lost generation' of jobless youth

16.01.13 @ 18:23

MEPs and EU officials have urged member states to "guarantee" jobs or schooling for unemployed under 25s.

Danish children enter fourth week of no school

24.04.13 @ 08:26

Grandparents are being roped into help, companies are turning themselves into temporary creches and employees are being forced to take leave as Denmark enters its fourth week of a teacher lock-out.

EU youth unemployment is 'social emergency'

30.01.13 @ 17:47

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has put further pressure on governments to create a pan-European youth guarantee scheme to tackle record levels of youth unemployment.

Emergency funds needed to save EU student exchange scheme

03.10.12 @ 17:27

The commission will present an emergency budget proposal within weeks in a bid to ensure that the Erasmus student programme can continue to pay grants.

UK universities ranked best in EU

11.09.12 @ 09:21

The UK hosts all the "world class" universities in Europe according to a fresh study, with the US top overall and French and German schools far behind.