European Policy of Education - a reference and its importance

The European Policy of Education focuses on human relations, human rights, smooth social and educational functions, and the opportunities of educational equality, through a process of shaping a common European identity and culture. The role of education is considered crucial in relation to securing the European cultural homogenisation. The Bologna Process is the one that started this effort to create a common reference framework in universities, although many times efforts are not attributed to the expected results.

It's very important to mention the concept of the "European dimension" created in the early 70s in the framing of the Community's education policy to support the requirements of the European integration project. The 80s represented a decisive period in the history of the Community, as it is connected with the important decisions of member-states on the revision of the Treaty of Rome and the establishment of the EU, which brought  changes in the institutional, political and economic content of political discourse community and economic dimension of this operation.

In addition, the Higher policy of Education is recognised as the leading provider of application development policies in all countries of the EU. Complementarity between education and other policy sectors such as research, employment and macroeconomics, are prerequisites for the achievement of Europe's growth objectives.

Universities as educational institutions, as well as centres for research and innovation, is at the heart of European Council decisions. With the Bologna Declaration a crucial to European Education Policy process was initiated, whose aim is to join the European academic space and the measurable results of this (degrees) and mapping tools of its graduates. From Strategy Lisbon, and then the ten-year development plans, include Europe and smaller scale plans for education and training in depth, demonstrating thus the importance of education for the road to development. Member States adopt common policies in education and in connection with the labour market, with the assistance of the EU institutions.

So, we understand why the European education policy is so crucial to the content and purpose of education and to promote national normalisation.