Good governance and enhanced quality in education
- Parliamentary Assembly
debate on 30 September 2014 (31st Sitting) (see Doc. 13585, report of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education
and Media, rapporteur: Mr Paolo Corsini). Text
adopted by the Assembly on 30 September 2014 (31st Sitting).
The Parliamentary Assembly, referring
to its Resolution 2013
on good governance and enhanced quality in education,
believes that enhancing the quality of education should be fully
integrated into the design of education policies at national, European
and international levels.
2 The Assembly underlines the value of tools developed at international
level to assess the quality of education systems and considers that
the Council of Europe should play a greater role in encouraging
the development of national policies coherent with the findings
of international quality assurance programmes and in supporting
member States in their implementation.
3 The Assembly welcomes the proposals put forward by the Conference
of Ministers of Education held in Helsinki on 26 and 27 April 2013
and urges the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to
ensure adequate follow-up to these proposals.
4 In addition, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of
Ministers instruct the Steering Committee for Educational Policy
and Practice (CDPPE) to analyse the relevance and impact of the
existing national and international quality assessment instruments
in the field of education, seeking to identify ways of reinforcing co-operation
and synergies between the Council of Europe member States and of
increasing the competitiveness of European education at global level.
5 The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers consider
establishing a permanent committee of experts on higher education.