How can the Investment Plan boost investment in education and training?

The Investment Plan for Europe can help to overcome the recent budgetary cuts in public education and training. This will be the topic of a conference organised on Monday 5 October in Brussels, where Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will stress the importance of investment at all stage of education in Europe to help create jobs and growth and foster social inclusion. The event is co-organised by the Commission and the European Investment Bank. The participants will have the opportunity to hear about existing projects that can serve as examples of the kinds of initiatives which can benefit from the Investment Plan – in early childhood education, primary and secondary school level, vocational education, training and higher education. The conference will gather about 300 participants coming from across EU Member States. Among the participants will be representatives from national ministries for education and finance, national promotional banks, representatives of regional authorities, social partners, chambers of commerce and civil society.