ZAGREB, February 21, 2020 – Croatian Science and Education Minister Blaženka Divjak in Brussels on Thursday chaired a meeting of the European Union’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, which adopted a resolution on education and training and held a public debate on brain circulation.
The resolution on education and training calls for appropriate involvement of education ministers in the European semester process when education and training related issues are being discussed. It reflects member states’ commitment to further improve the quality of education and training.
Education and training are essential for future sustainable growth, competitiveness and employment. As well as responding to the needs of the labour market, quality and inclusive education and training enable personal fulfilment, social cohesion and inclusive societies, the resolution says.
“Without a quality education there is no sustainable development, and investment in education is investment in our future,” Divjak said ahead of the Council meeting.
Speaking of the debate on brain circulation, she said that “Croatia’s plan was to include a debate on the agenda on how to achieve more balanced mobility in the EU, because talents are evenly distributed, but opportunities are not. Our task is to give equal opportunities to all countries and all regions.”
Divjak said it was necessary to ensure synergies between different policies and use different investment opportunities to create favourable conditions to attract and keep talent.
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