Strasbourg, 29 April 2013 - European Ministers backed the creation of a Europe-wide platform to tacklebcorruption and fraud in education and an ethical code for teachers. Meeting at the Council of Europe’s 24th Education Ministers Conference in Helsinki (Finlandia Hall) – 26-27 April – ministers and high-level delegations from 43 European States, as well as Mexico and the European Union, have been discussing ‘Governance and Quality Education’.
The platform and ethical code are part of a five-point plan agreed by Ministers to ensure access to an education of quality for every pupil and student in Europe and beyond1, including Roma and other vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
The platform would provide training, codes of conduct, accreditation and quality assurance and a space to share best practice.
It is not always widely understood that corruption is a real or potential problem at all levels of education across Europe, although the extent of corruption varies from country to country. It is most widespread regarding access to higher education and higher education qualifications. (more...)