"Better adapting European education and training systems to the needs of our economy and modern society is at the centre of education policy debate at both national and EU level. As we work to overcome the effects of the economic and financial crisis, the importance of skills for growth and prosperity has been reaffirmed."
This cross-country report has been produced in support of the European Commission's Communication on Rethinking Education (European Commission 2012a). The main objective of the report is to present the findings on some of the challenges that European countries face in the implementation of the key competences approach, and to identify problem areas and common obstacles. Based on research evidence and national practices, the report will also outline a range of measures that have the potential to effectively address these challenges.