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European Education Area ‘a long way’ off track

Image: European Union / Philippe Stirnweiss

Work on recognition of EU member states’ degrees has “many shortcomings”, says education committee chair

The European Education Area is running far behind schedule, according to the chair of the European Parliament education committee.

The EEA, which is the EU’s policy package for improving education standards across the bloc and increasing opportunities for student mobility, is intended to have achieved various targets by 2025. But in an education committee session on 24 January, chair Sabine Verheyen (pictured) said: “We’re a long way from being ready for that. I don’t think we’re going to manage it.”

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