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EU Educational Policy
Belajeva Irina, 1510
According to the Treaties of the European Union , the EU "shall contribute to the development of quality education by encouraging cooperation between Member States and, if necessary, by supporting and supplementing their actions, such as promoting the mobility of citizens, designing joint study programmes, establishing networks, exchanging information or teaching languages of the European Union“
Students, teachers and educational establishments from other countries – particularly those bordering the EU or planning to join – are eligible for many of these programmes.
Through other programmes and cooperation agreements, the EU also promotes exchanges and courses in European integration with some 80 countries around the world.
EU Member States are working together with five other countries through the ‘Copenhagen Process’, a forum to discuss vocational education and training issues, including a European credit system and quality-assurance network.
In higher education, the EU is working with 20 other countries through the ‘Bologna Process’ to create the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Youth in Action promotes active involvement in the community and supports projects giving young people a greater sense of EU citizenship – for example, by volunteering in another country via the European Voluntary Service. Between 2007-13, the EU will have invested nearly €900m in these activities.