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Reform Support

Skills, education and training

Inclusive education

Areas to support reforms for inclusive education include special education needs, tackling early school leaving and raising the quality of early childhood education and care. The Commission provides support on improving the governance, quality and flexibility of adult education. A particular focus is on enhancing digital skills and competences, both in the workforce and among citizens in general. On vocational education and training, reforms aim at raising the adaptability and capacity of systems to support the development of relevant skills.


  • Addressing low education outcomes and early school dropouts
  • Adult education
  • Digital education and skills
  • Early childhood education and care
  • Efficiency of funding and spending systems
  • Inclusive education
  • Monitoring of education systems and policymaking
  • Vocational education and training

Higher education and research

The Commission also supports reforms to raise quality and stimulate excellence in higher education and research, including policies to make systems more inclusive, connected and innovative. 

Across all sectors of education and training, reforms aim at enhancing the quality and professionalism of the teaching force, including educational leaders.


  • Curriculum reform (including student assessment)
  • Higher education, research and innovation
  • Teachers and school leadership policy

Contact details

Head of Unit Labor Market, Education, Health and Social Services


Main contact point for applying for the Technical Support Instrument

reform-tsiatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (REFORM-TSI[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Further details on the work related to skills, education and training

reform-b4atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (REFORM-B4[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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