Economic policy / Education

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

20th July 2016 / Economic policy / Education

OECD's Tracey Burns: A Brave New World: The New Frontiers of Technology and Education

The key is adaptability. Worries about decreasing attention spans, digital withdrawal disorder and “fear of missing out” syndrome illustrate the shifting landscape of the future. Advances in biotechnology and smart drugs will continue to raise difficult technical and ethical questions as well as provide new opportunities. All of these issues need to be part of a long-term strategy to help education keep pace with modern society, OECD's Tracey Burns, Project Leader, Directorate for Education and Skills writes.
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11th March 2016 / Economic policy / Education

Eurostat: Czech educational expenditure below EU28 average; teachers' pay below Czech average wage

The Czech Republic, with expenditures on education amounting to 4.3% of GDP, is below the EU28 average of 5.3%. The top performer is Sweden with 7.4% of GDP spent on education, whereas Latvia and Romania give out only 2.6% of their GDP. 
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11th February 2016 / Economic policy / Education

Czech Radio: Education Minister agrees to 10% wage volume rise for teachers. Negotiations with Finance Minister will follow | OECD PISA results: 4.4% increase in young Czech low performers in mathematics

The Education Minister Kateřina Valachová agrees to a 10% rise in wage volume allocated for paedagogical and non-paedagogical staff. "The increase that the labour unions demand is huge, but legitimate", said the Education Minister after today's meeting with labour unions representatives. According to the recently published OECD PISA results, there is an increasing number of young Czech low performers in mathematics, which is still the OECD average.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic