May 30, 2018 News

IP in Education — Education Council adopts conclusions on the future of European education

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

On 22 May, the education ministers of the European Union (Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council) adopted conclusions on moving towards a vision of a European education area as well as recommendations on lifelong learning.

This far-reaching EU document, which sets out the roadmap for all Member States in its design of educational programmes, acknowledges the work of the IP in Education network managed by the EUIPO. Together with the Council Recommendations on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, where there are explicit mentions of intellectual property and ownership, the ministers recognise the efforts made by the Observatory’s stakeholders, the work of both our IP in Education network, and notably, the Task Force. This constitutes a major achievement for our project and for IP in education in the EU.