§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I attended the meeting on Monday 25 November of the Council and the Ministers for Education meeting within the Council. Before the meeting opened formally, the Ministers heard a presentation by the Education Minister of the Russian Federation. The Commission presented its recently published memoranda on higher education and on distance learning. The Council and the Ministers agreed a resolution on the improvement of Community co-operation on research and statistics in education, and conclusions concerning co-operation in relation to quality assessment and transnational mobility in higher education, transnational school partnerships, and questions concerning the teaching profession. The Council and the Ministers noted a report on the implementation of the resolution of 24 May 1988 on the European dimension in education, and they received a report from the Presidency on the work in progress in the Education Committee of the preparation of a draft convention revising the Statute of the European Schools.