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4 de maio de 2011

15 X "education"

Factor 15: Protege-te!
A palavra education aparece referida quinze vezes no memorando da "troika".
Aqui ficam:
 "PORTUGAL:
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON
SPECIFIC ECONOMIC POLICY CONDITIONALITY

3 May 2011, 13:40
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1.8. Reduce costs in the area of education, with the aim of saving EUR 195 million by rationalising the school network by creating school clusters; lowering staff needs, centralising procurement; and reducing and rationalising transfers to private schools in association agreements.
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1.13. Reform unemployment insurance on the basis of detailed measures listed below under 'Labour market and education', yielding medium-term savings of around EUR 150 million;
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1.29. Further deepening of the measures introduced in the 2012 Budget Law with a view of reducing expenditure in the area of:
i. central administration functioning: EUR 500 million. Detailed plans will be presented and assessed before Q3-2012;
ii. education and school network rationalization: EUR 175 million;
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4. Labour market and education
Labour market
Objectives:
Revise the unemployment insurance system to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment while strengthening social safety nets; reform employment protection legislation to tackle labour market segmentation, foster job creation, and ease the transition of workers across occupations, firms, and sectors; ease working time arrangements to contain employment fluctuations over the cycle, better accommodate differences in work patterns across sectors and firms, and enhance firms’ competitiveness; promote labour cost developments consistent with job creation and enhanced competitiveness; ensure good practices and appropriate resources to Active Labour Market Policies to improve the employability of the young and disadvantaged categories and ease labour market mismatches.
Address early school leaving and improve the quality of secondary education and vocational education and training, with a view to raise the quality of human capital and facilitate labour market matching.
Reforms in labour and social security legislation will be implemented after consultation of social partners, taking into account possible constitutional implications, and in respect of EU Directives and Core Labour Standards.
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Education and training
4.10. The Government will continue action to tackle low education attainment and early school leaving and to improve the quality of secondary education and vocational education and training, with a view to increase efficiency in the education sector, raise the quality of human capital and facilitate labour market matching. To this purpose, the Government will:
i. Set up an analysis, monitoring, assessment and reporting system in order to accurately evaluate the results and impacts of education and training policies, notably plans already implemented (notably concerning cost saving measures, vocational education and training and policies to improve school results and contain early school leaving). [Q4-2011]
ii. Present of an action plan to improve the quality of secondary education services including via: (i) the generalization of trust agreements between the Government and public schools, establishing wide autonomy, a simple formula-based funding framework comprising performance evolution criteria, and accountability; (ii) a simple result-oriented financing framework for professional and private schools in association agreements based on fixed per-class funding plus incentives linked to performance criteria; (iv) a reinforced supervisory role of the General Inspectorate. [Q1-2012]
iii. Present an action plan aimed at (i) ensuring the quality, attractiveness and labour market relevance of vocational education and training through partnerships with companies or other stakeholders; (ii) enhancing career guidance mechanisms for prospective students in vocational educational training. [Q1-2012]
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