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Report on Cultural education, Council of Europe

In order to adequately prepare children and young people for vocational and social life, educational institutions must not only understand changes in needs but anticipate them.
In this sense, art and culture are indispensable elements of a comprehensive education, the objective of which is to achieve the maximum benefit for and best possible development of each and every individual and thus enable every individual to participate actively in society as a constructive member of the community. In this context, experience with art facilitates learning processes that are of pivotal importance: for example, recognising and relating to what is different, or the capacity to develop transitions and interrelations within a heterogeneous group. Read the background document!