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The term “common values” refers to the fundamental values that ground the unity formed in Europe after the Second World War (see EU Treaties, European Convention for Human Rights). They were re-affirmed in the Paris Declaration on education from 2015: respect for human dignity, freedom (including freedom of expression), democracy, pluralism, tolerance, non-discrimination, equality between men and women, the rule of law and respect for human rights, tolerance, non-discrimination, equality between men and women…

OBESSU, ESU, SOLIDAR, ESN reactions to EU Education Ministers declaration

images_notikumi_2015_03_17_MSeile_Paris_JPG_1426603836_crop_580_324During the informal meeting in Paris on 17 March, Education Ministers from the European Union Member States and Mr Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport adopted the Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. The ministers talked about strengthening the key contribution which education makes to personal development, ensuring inclusive education for all children and young people and empowering teachers so that they are able to take an active stand against all forms of discrimination and racism. You can find reactions of ESU and OBESSUSOLIDAR and ESN to the declaration, as well as read the recent EUCIS-LLL statement Education Matters! on citizenship education.