The Role of the European Union

EURead values highly, that the European Union institutions are aware that basic skills, such as reading, are vital for Europe. The report of the High-Level Group on literacy of 2011 underscores the importance of literacy in the 21st century, as well as the need to ensure political ownership and cooperation to guarantee genuine improvement, and continued economic growth.

Following earlier discussions, Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, laid the foundations for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education, in January 2018. Commissioner Navracsics pointed out, that despite the economic challenge, “[…] education is key because it is education that equips us with the skills we need to become active members of our increasingly complex societies. It is education that helps us adapt to a rapidly changing world, to develop a European identity, to understand other cultures and to gain the new skills one needs in a society that is mobile, multicultural and increasingly digital.”