CES: Educational Policies and Government in the EU: What can we learn from the US Approach?


Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Center for European Studies, lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Speaker(s): Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Rocío Albert, Director General of Universities, Madrid State Government; José Antonio Marco, Director, Nace International School Group; José Manuel Martínez Sierra, Former President, European Union High Level Group on Education and Training Policies; Jean Monnet Professor in European Union Law and Government, Harvard University

Sponsor(s):  EU Law and Government Study Group; Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense.

The EU's growth strategy for the coming decade (Europe 2020) includes education as one of the top five objectives for the decade. At the same time, the Lisbon Treaty did not empower EU in the educational field. This has established intergovernmental decision-making processes as the only way to build European education. This panel will analyze the consequences of this distribution of power in the EU’s educational policy outcomes. It will do so by comparing the European scenario with the US approach to the decision making process and distribution of power in educational policy.

Contact(s): Jose Martinez Sierra, jose_martinez@harvard.edu