Brussels, 11 March 2016 Our societies face many global challenges such as climate change, health, pollution, resources depletion. Science can contribute to solving them. With that aim in mind, the European Commission recently pushed forward the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to foster and facilitate research and innovation in an inclusive, societally-oriented way.

Being able to collaborate effectively is a valuable 21st century skill, yet teaching about or through collaboration remains rare in schools because of a lack of understanding of what real collaboration in an educational setting means, and because existing policy conditions do not always enable it to flourish.

Chromebooks have rapidly established themselves as a popular purchase in schools in some countries. To have a closer look at the use of Chromebooks in schools, a collaboration between European Schoolnet, Acer and Google for Education, explored the impact of Acer Chromebooks and the associated Google tools on both pedagogical and administrative processes in the classroom and school.

Recommendations from the e-Skills Manifesto on why digital skills in education are a priority.

Teaching students not only knowledge but also support the development of their key competences is seen as vital for their success in today's society and employment market. Still, the assessment of these competences is a challenge.

The gap between the number of job seekers in Europe and the number of unfilled digital jobs is forecast to shrink, according to the latest research from analyst Empirica.

Over 500 of the most innovative teachers and education experts from across Europe gathered in Brussels for the 2015 annual eTwinning Conference from 22 to 24 October. This year's topic was "Active Citizenship" and – building on the 10th anniversary- how eTwinning has influenced the lives of former pupils who took part in an eTwinning project.

Society as a whole benefits from a better education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). That was the general conclusion of speaker after speaker who attended this year's Eminent event (Expert Meeting In Education Networking) in Barcelona on 19 and 20 November 2015. And it was a message welcomed by the nearly 260 STEM professionals who gathered for the event.

Press release: Brussels, 21 October 2015 The two-year Creative Classrooms Lab project (CCL) brought together teachers and policy makers from eight countries to design, implement and evaluate 1:1 tablet scenarios in 45 schools.

Eleven schools from eleven countries across Europe won The Entrepreneurial School Award 2015, a national and European recognition of the best schools championing entrepreneurship education.