Countering the COVID-19 crisis in education and training: Council adopts conclusions

The Council conclusions acknowledge the main challenges in the education and training systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the immediate responses by the member states. They invite member states to examine possibilities for innovation and accelerated digital transformation, and for further development of teachers’ and trainers’ digital skills and competences.

Taking into account the pandemic’s impact on education and training across the EU, the conclusions also invite member states to continue to share information, experiences and best practices on how education and training systems can best adapt to the situation, depending on further developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.

The conclusions recognise the need to ensure inclusion and equal opportunities as well as access to high quality education and training for all.

The conclusions were adopted by written procedure.