Will Martin

By the numbers: The future of Europe rests with education

Common education standards are widely seen as being key to the future of the EU

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Britain may be exiting the European Union, but the project is pushing ahead – and a new report reveals that common education standards are widely seen as key to its future.

The Future of Europe report, published last month by the European Commission, includes results of a survey of more than 27,000 people conducted in September and October across the EU’s 28 member states. It found that more than a third (35 per cent) think that “comparable education standards” would be one of the most helpful for the future of Europe.

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