Law and Higher Education in the EU and in the Flemish Community

  • Jan De GroofEmail author
  • Kurt Willems
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Legal Basis for EU Action on Education and Vocational Training: A Recap

In the area of education and training, the EU already has several important competences. The most specific competence is laid down in Articles 165 and 166 TFEU, the first focusing on education and the second on vocational training.

Both provisions, each for its specific area of interest, define to what extent and in which direction common institutions shall take action, striking a balance between competences belonging to the EU and those staying with the Member States. In particular, goals to be pursued in each of the two fields are outlined, as well as the procedures for the adoption of legal acts by the institutions.

Article 165 provides, inter alia, that the European Parliament and the Council, in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, shall adopt incentive measures to contribute to “the development of quality education by encouraging cooperation between Member States and, if necessary, by...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EuropeBrugesBelgium
  2. 2.University of TilburgTilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.HSEMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Catholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Amaral
    • 1
  • António Magalhães
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CIPESUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Psychology and Education SciencesUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES)PortoPortugal