Within the advisory function of NESET II, a professional development seminar was given by network member Dr Paul Downes in Brussels on 28 April 2015. Dr. Karin Doolan also contributed to the preparations for the meeting.
The objective of the seminar was to enhance the knowledge of Commission staff on quality labels and structural indicators for social inclusion in schools and higher education institutions.
The author of this seminar looks at why quality labels and structural indicators are important for social inclusion in education and how they can promote system change for social inclusion. Structural indicators offer a framework for strategic direction, while also offering flexibility at local or national contextual level. Quality labels are used to encourage and reward desirable policies, practices and outcomes. The relevance of the two is explored in the context of EU2020 headline targets for education.