European level stakeholders overview
The following European leve stakeholders will help you to have a wide overview of them:
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies. As from 2013 it consists of 40 national units based in all 36 countries participating in the EU’s Lifelong Learning programme (EU Member States, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). It is co-ordinated and managed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels, which drafts its studies and provides a range of online resources. View the latest Eurydice reports by type (Eurypedia,Thematic Reports, Facts and Figures, Key Data) or see the full list of publications. More about Eurydice
The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) was established in 2005 in order to provide expertise in the field of indicator-based evaluation and monitoring of education and training systems and their contribution to the achievement of Community objectives specified in the Lisbon Agenda and more recently in the EU2020 agenda as regards this domain. CRELL combines expertise in the fields of economics, econometrics, education, social sciences and statistics in an interdisciplinary approach to research.
The European Economic and Social Committee, the European Commission and the City of Strasbourg are launching a major European event on Social entrepreneurship.
This event will take place in Strasbourg, on January 16th and 17th 2014, in an interactive way. Its aim will be to widely disseminate information and knowledge of what has taken place so far and to inspire European participants to take further the initiatives and actions in which they are involve
The Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union.
353 members – regional and locally elected representatives from the 28 EU countries.
6 commissions covering competences in the following policy areas based on the EU Treaties:
- Employment, vocational training, economic and social cohesion, social policy, health.
- Education and culture.
- Environment, climate change, energy.
- Transport and trans-European networks.
- Civil protection and services of general interests.
6 plenary sessions a year.
More than 50 opinions a year on EU legislation.
More than 40 stakeholders’ consultations each year.
More than 300 events a year.
BUSINESSEUROPE is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance. A recognised social partner, we speak for all-sized enterprises in 35 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members.
The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services is:
* The European association representing
> Enterprises and employers’ organisations with public participation and
> Enterprises carrying out activities of general economic interest, whatever their legal
ownership or status
* One of the three General Cross Industry Social Partners recognised by the EU Commission, i.e. it represents the public employers in the European Social Dialogue; while the others, BusinessEurope andETUC, represent respectively private employers and the trade unions.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies. Eurofound was established in 1975 by Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1365/75to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.
Online job portals normally use one classification system and one language. It’s difficult to exchange data between them, particularly when the systems are based in different countries. This makes it harder to find the right job abroad.
ESCO identifies and categorises skills, competences, qualifications and occupations in a standard way, using standard terminology in all EU languages and an open format that can be used by third parties’ software. It enables users to exchange CVs and job vacancies stored in different IT systems.
The multilingual ESCO classification is:
- composed of three inter-related pillars covering occupations; skills/competences; and qualifications;
- linked to relevant international classifications and frameworks, such as NACE,ISCO and EQF;
- available free of charge to all stakeholders through the ESCO portal.
The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) is one of the main international classifications for which ILO is responsible. It belongs to the international family of economic and social classifications.
ISCO is a tool for organizing jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job. Its main aims are to provide:
- a basis for the international reporting, comparison and exchange of statistical and administrative data about occupations;
- a model for the development of national and regional classifications of occupations; and
- a system that can be used directly in countries that have not developed their own national classifications.
The Research Executive Agency (REA) is a funding body created by the European Commission to maximise the efficiency and impact of EU research and innovation programmes.
The Agency has no political mandate and instead focuses on managing the research proposals and funded projects.
The core parts of our mission are:
- to deliver efficient and effective support to our clients, particularly applicants, beneficiaries and independent experts; and,
- to establish close contact with final beneficiaries.
Therefore, the Agency makes a practical contribution to achieving the goals of the Innovation Union, a flagship EU initiative which is a part of Europe 2020, the EU’s global strategy for growth. This includes help in delivering the European Research Area (ERA).
Fully operational since mid-2009, the Agency was set up in 2008 in Brussels to manage large parts of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013.
EENEE is an EU Think Tank sponsored by the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture. The network is coordinated by the Ifo Institute. EENEE aims to contribute to the improvement of decision-making and policy development in education and training in Europe by advising and supporting the European Commission in the analysis of economic aspects of educational policies and reforms.
NESET is a network of Academics across Europe and the rest of the world working on social aspects of education and training.
Inaugurated in 2011, NESET builds on the excellent work undertaken by NESSE in the preceding years and advises the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture. Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University is responsible for the coordination of the network. Professor Sally Power (Cardiff) is the network’s Scientific Coordinator, Dr Chris Taylor (Cardiff) is the Deputy Scientific Coordinator and Alexandra Williams (Cardiff) is the Administrative Coordinator.
NESET’s mission is to advise and support the Commission in the analysis of educational policies and reforms, and to consider their implications at national, regional and European level. NESET also contributes to the dissemination of knowledge on social aspects of education and training.
The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities. CERI often has a longer timeframe than most work, typically aiming to set an agenda for the future, with a goal to ensure that the work is thoroughly integrated with empirical analysis and innovation awareness. Specific emphasis is put on accumulating statistical evidence to the value of its research work. Read more about CERI’s Activities.
I will be adding more European level stakeholders in the near future.