European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”
The European Commission has recently published an open public consultation to hear citizens’ views about social inclusion. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly welcome from: Education and training institutions, Teachers, educators and leaders of educational institutions, Civil society sector organisations, Public authorities at national, regional and local level, Youth organisations, Social partners, Pupils and students.
The online questionnaire will gauge public opinion on the importance of equipping young people with shared values and how education and non-formal learning can help achieve this aim in view of creating more socially cohesive societies.
In particular, the online questionnaire aims to gather input on the following questions:
- How successful are education and training in helping young people acquire shared values and promoting social inclusion? What are the key challenges? What objectives should be pursued in this context?
- Which are the most effective policy approaches, tools and methods in formal and non-formal learning?
- How can EU level cooperation in the fields of education and training add value and support Member States in the most effective way in promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning?
The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and research evidence, as well as ET 2020 mutual learning outcomes (in particular the work undertaken by the ET 2020 Working Group on the follow-up of the Paris Declaration).
The Recommendation will establish a policy framework, as a key reference document at EU level to support Member States in providing education and training that promotes social inclusion and ownership of shared values while also contributing to preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism.
The Commission encourages stakeholders to use the online questionnaire in expressing their views for the sake of transparency and ease of access. Please note that the online questionnaire will also allow respondents to upload a position paper, should your organisation have produced a relevant position on the topic of the questionnaire. This document will be published together with the response.
Deadline is August 11th, and wide dissemination to own network is very welcome!