Under Articles 149 (education) and 150 (vocational training) of the European Union Treaty, the EU has competence to complement the education systems of Member States. This valuable book not only explores the nature and likely extent of that competence, but investigates other ways in which education law and policy may grow at the European level.
Beginning with a detailed analysis of EU law and policy in this area and how it has developed, the author identifies the maximum extent Community education and vocational training competencies may reach under Articles 149 and 150. Although the Community may indeed implement education and vocational training policies with a very wide content, the kind of action it may carry out in these fields is limited by the nature of the competence it has received.
However, Towards an EU Right to Education goes on to investigate whether Community education and vocational training competencies may have a distinct parallel evolution outside the framework of the two Articles in question. Focusing on the issues of individual educational and training rights under Community law, the author shows that the development of education and vocational training competencies may still occur in the context of European citizenship, free movement and equal treatment.
In this remarkable and timely book educators, education policymakers and their counsel will find clear thinking and positive guidance towards a sound and sensible regime of EU law and policy in a vital field of social and economic development.
- Vocational Training Competence
- Preparatory Steps to the Institutionalization of the Education and Vocational Training Competencies
- The Consolidation of Community Education and Vocational Training Competencies: Improvement, Status Quo or Setback?
- First Implementation: The Leonardo Da Vinci and the Socrates Programmes
- Beyond Leonardo and Socrates: Which Implementation for Articles 149 and 150?
- External Relations in Community Education and Vocational Training Policies
- The Meaning and Scope of Educational Rights in the EC Context
- The Evolution of Community Educational Rights
- The Growing Relevance of Training Rights as Individual Rights in the EC Context
- The Member States' Common Constitutional Traditions with Respect to the Right to Education
- The European Protection of the Fundamental Right to Education
- The Emergence of a European Union Right to Education: Meaning and Implications