Commission launches ‘Opening up Education’ to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission on 25 September unveiled ‘Opening up Education’, an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020. 


To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission on 25 September launched a new website, Open Education Europa, which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.