The European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel launched an open call for expression of interest in a new Commission Expert Group on quality investment in education and training.
The Commission Communication on achieving the European Education Area by 2025 aims to help step up investment in education. The new Commission Expert Group will carry out an in-depth analysis of existing evidence to identify policies that can effectively boost education and training outcomes as well as inclusiveness, while improving the efficiency of spending.
The European Union (EU) will channel more funds than ever into education and training over the next seven years.
The Expert Group will help national authorities to make the best use of available funds and support the development of evidence-based policy by creating a guidance document for Member States providing robust evidence on the impact, cost and challenges in implementing key policy measures.
The Expert Group will focus its analysis on those areas that represent the bulk of education expenditure and may have a major impact on education outcomes, notably:
- teachers and trainers;
- management of education infrastructure and related physical and human resources;
- digital education (infrastructure and competence development).
Each area should cover all levels of education and training – from early childhood education and care, to adult education – and will be accompanied by a cost-benefit analysis and an examination of the budgetary implications for each policy option.
The Expert Group will include academics and education experts from the public and the private sectors, who will meet on a regular basis and have the possibility of inviting external guests.
The first meeting of the Expert Group will take place in spring 2021.
Who can apply
The Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) is looking for experts with proven and relevant competence and experience in education and training, in particular in education policies, systems and/or spending.
Experts shall possess a relevant educational background in the fields of economics and other social sciences, architecture or engineering with a specific focus on education and training or educational sciences.
Professional experience of at least five years in academia and/or public and private research centres is also a requirement.
Please consult the open call for expression of interest for detailed information on the application procedure and selection criteria. Potential candidates are invited to check the ‘Additional Information’ tab.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the following email address: [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 20 March 2021.
Source: European Commission I Education and Training (https://bit.ly/3shKd1a)