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Links to EU and international policy France

France has been part of broader European policies for decades now. The French government joined several European initiatives, such as Europe 2020 and Education and Training 2020. Being part of the European regulations led France to improving its educational system and putting more emphasis on developing vocational training in the adult education sector. 

French policies aim to address several of Sustainable Development Goals. In recent years there have been a number of initiatives that target environmental challenges, including the national strategy on ecological transition towards a sustainable development 2015-2020 and a newly passed law, ‘the energy transition law’. As part of the initiatives, the importance of education and training on environmental awareness has been emphasized. To ensure the functionality and effectiveness of the national strategies and initiatives, each ministry developed and adopted an action plan for the years 2015-2020.