As a basis for the European Commission’s forward thinking, this report provides first ideas on perspectives for European E&T systems in the medium and long term, based on the existing knowledge in education sciences. Given the nature of the topic which is oriented far into the future, this task by necessity has to be mainly a brainstorming exercise. Against this background, the report first discusses key challenges in three main dimensions (demography, sustainability and globalisation) and then examines their implications for European E&T systems beyond 2010. Broadly speaking, the challenges were already there a decade ago, but some new developments have emerged after the turn of the Millennium that may require adjustments in European E&T strategies.
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