20 November 2012, Brussels/Strasbourg Europe believe that it needs a radical rethink on how education and training systems: the youth unemployment rate is close to 23% BUT at the same time there are more than 2 million vacancies that cannot be filled. Some of the ”Rethinking Education” issues presented in brief: – A much stronger focus on developing transversal skills and basic skills, especially to entrepreneurial and IT skills. – A new benchmark on foreign language learning. – Investment in world-class vocational education and training systems and increase levels of work-based learning. – Member States need to improve the recognition of qualifications and skills – Technology, in particular the internet, must be fully exploited. Please read more here.