European Documents

Common European Principles for Teacher Competences and Qualifications

This text presents the common European principles for teacher competences and qualifications, which have been devised in response to the challenges laid down in the Joint Interim Report by the European Council and the European Commission on progress towards Education and Training 2010.

All the relevant Bologna documents are easily accessible at this website:
http://www.bologna-bergen2005.no/

European Profile for Language Teacher Education – A Frame of Reference
by Michael Kelly, Michael Grenfell et al, Southampton University, UK.

This ground-breaking European study analyses the essential components of language teacher education in twenty-first century Europe. 

Conceived as a frame of reference for policy makers and language teacher educators, the European Profile should become an essential checklist for all who are involved in language teacher training and education. 

Based upon in-depth research from across the European Union, and drawing on the advice of experts in the field and numerous case studies, the report offers examples of good practice together with practical guidance for implementation.

The study and its  are currently available in English. Executive Summaries exist in French and German. Full translations are awaited. 
Study (pdf format)
Appendices (pdf format)

Communication from  the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions:Promoting Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity: An Action Plan 2004 - 2006 (pdf document)
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Facing the challenge. The Lisbon strategy for growth and employment. Report from the High Level Group chaired by Wim Kok. November 2004

Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers. Executive Summary. November 2004

Education and Training Policy Division

Directorate for Education. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

"EDUCATION & TRAINING 2010" THE SUCCESS OF THE LISBON STRATEGY HINGES ON URGENT REFORMS.

Joint interim report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of

the detailed work programme

Schlussfolgerungen des Rates und der im Rat vereinigten Vertreter der Regierungen der Mitgliedsstaaten vom 15. November 2007 zur Verbesserung der Qualität der Lehrerausbildung (Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union, 2007/C 300/07)

Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council of 15 November 2007, on improving the quality of teacher education (Official Journal of the European Union, 2007/C 300/07)

Conclusions du Conseil et des représentants des gouvernements des États membres réunis au sein du Conseil du 15 novembre 2007 sur l'amélioration de la qualité des études et de la formation des enseignants (Journal officiel de l'Union européenne, 2007/C 300/07)

Improving the Quality of Teacher Education (COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT)