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Education in the digital era

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The hearing focused on basic digital life skills necessary to meet the challenges of the digital age and on how digital technologies enrich learning in a variety of ways and offer a broad range of learning opportunities (e.g. citizenship and media literacy, including visual literacy).

As technological change continues to accelerate; the digital economy is rapidly permeating the whole of the world economy, making digital skills key for almost everyone. In everyday life, basic administrative practices and social interaction often presuppose basic levels of digital competence. In the workplace, automation, robotisation and digitalisation will have an impact on existing jobs.
Therefore, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before, for jobs that have not yet been created, to use technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve social problems that we do not yet know will arise. In fact, all forms of education and lifelong learning may need to be adjusted to take advantage of new digital technologies.


New European Agenda for Culture

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The CULT Committee held a public hearing on the New European Agenda for Culture.

The purpose of the public hearing was to contribute to the reflection on the New Agenda for Culture in view of drafting an own-initiative report by the CULT Committee in reaction to the Commission Communication published in May 2018. The experts invited by the Committee focused in their presentations on following subjects: "A plea for matching ambitions with appropriate means" by Ugo Bacchella, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo; "Stronger together in a globalizing world. Options for culture action in Europe" by Christine Merkel, Unesco Germany; and "The new agenda for culture: a civil society perspective" by Rosa Perez Monclus, Culture Action Europe.


The EU Youth Strategy

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The CULT Committee held a public hearing on the EU Youth Strategy.

The purpose of the hearing was to propose options and policy instruments for a renewed EU Youth Strategy post 2018. The hearing shed light on how to develop and streamline a more integrated and ambitious EU strategic approach towards youth issues in a complex global context by offering more relevant priorities and the necessary elements for a strong policy framework.


Scientific and academic culture to counter radicalism and fake news

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The CULT Committee held a public hearing on the “Scientific and academic culture to counter radicalism and fake news”.

Fake news - and the accompanying problem of political radicalisation - are among the most disquieting and pressing challenges of today. One of the key issues addressed during the hearing were the options for avoiding public opinion being manipulated and steered by what is euphemistically described as "alternative truth". In particular, the five experts invited to the hearing examined how to meet the challenges of fake news through science and academia.


European Solidarity Corps

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The CULT Committee held a joint public hearing with the EMPL Committee on the “European Solidarity Corps” (ESC).

The purpose of the hearing was to debate the objective and effectiveness of the European Solidarity Corps. A number of important questions will be debated regarding the ESC format and form, objectives and implementation, as well as its reliance on existing EU programmes and funds.


Implications of Brexit for Culture and Education

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The CULT Committee held a public hearing on the implications of Brexit for culture and education.

After a general introduction to explore the Brexit process and the scope for future cooperation, the hearing was divided into two panels - on education policy and on cultural policy. Both panels examined the likely impact of Brexit both from the UK and the EU perspective. For the cultural panel, the focus was on creative industries, as they are likely to be directly affected by the Brexit. Representatives from the academic and business sectors presented their views and took part in the debate.


Academic Further and Distance Education as Part of the Lifelong Learning Strategy

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The purpose of the hearing on "Academic Further and Distance Education as Part of the European Lifelong Learning Strategy" is to debate issues relating to academic and further distance education in the EU, with particular emphasis on the potential of both distance and "on-the-spot" studies in the context of the European lifelong learning strategy.

In addition, the outcomes of the discussion may serve as input for the own-initiative report on the same subject and currently under preparation.


Crisis in the print media

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Print journalism within the Union is suffering from a dual crisis: an economic downturn translating into lower revenues from advertising and consumers' migration to online media. Quality journalism comes at a cost and cannot be done properly by underpaid journalists in understaffed newsrooms. Is there a hidden threat to media pluralism?

The hearing will allow for different views to be presented regarding readership, current EU legislative proposals, notably in the field of copyright, innovation in Europe's press sector, the role of advertising and the situation of journalists.


Universities and the development of entrepreneurship and innovation

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Altiero Spinelli building, room 3E-2, European Parliament, rue Wiertz 60, Brussels
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Considering that high unemployment rates remain a fundamental challenge for the European Union today, the fostering of entrepreneurial skills and innovation in education is of key importance. Colleges and universities must invest in the development of their students’ entrepreneurial skills. Turning university graduates into entrepreneurs can be a successful strategy to stimulate economic growth.

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