In 2014, the Commission and EU countries engaged in a stocktaking exercise to assess progress made since the 2012 Joint Report and help prepare the next priorities for cooperation in education at European level. Drawing on the conclusions from the stocktaking, the European Commission has proposed six new priorities for 2016-2020.

  1. Relevant and high-quality skills and competences for employability, innovation, active citizenship;
  2. Inclusive education, equality, non-discrimination, civic competences;
  3. Open and innovative education and training, including by fully embracing the digital era;
  4. Strong support for educators;
  5. Transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications; and
  6. Sustainable investment, performance and efficiency of education and training systems.

The draft Joint Report (http://ec.europa.eu/education/documents/et-2020-draft-joint-report-408-2...)  is expected to be adopted at the November 2015 Education Council.