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EU to discuss challenges for schools and pupils
EU to discuss challenges for schools and pupils
On 10-11th of October, EU education politicians met in Gdańsk, Poland. On the agenda were discussions about important issues for schools and pupils. These discussions are vital input for the EU’s next support programme for education and training. The Commission will present a proposal for it in November.

Questions that were tackled included:


How to improve children’s basic skills in reading, maths and science?
How to benefit from …
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Do you vote in the European elections?
Do you vote in the European elections?


The European Youth Forum would like to invite you to take this League of Young Voters Survey! It is created to evaluate the 2009 European elections.

 

With filling in this survey, you let the Forum know:

What issues you think are important for young people;
Whether the information you got in 2009 was clear;
Whether the information you got in 2009 was youth-friendly;
Whether you think the elections are useful?

The surve …
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EUCIS-LLL new publication is out!
EUCIS-LLL new publication is out!
EUCIS-LLL has released a new publication on the social dimension of education and training. In times of crisis and constant change, it is vital to invest in European citizens, the best capital of Europe!

EUCIS-LLL supports initiatives that want to correct social, economic and cultural inequalities. The publication calls for a stronger fight against poverty and exclusion. It contains best practices from its members, such as OBESSU's 'Light o …
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What do you do against homophobic bullying?
What do you do against homophobic bullying?
The United Nations are on a world-wide search for facts on homophobia and want to know what you do to fight these human rights violations.
Education International (EI) welcomes this initiative and wants to help UNESCO gather good practices on homophobic bullying in educational institutions.

Last June, the UN expressed concern about homophobia and gender based violence.  The Human Rights Council passed a resolution on ’Human rights, …
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Wanted: Two million new teachers
Wanted: Two million new teachers
On the 5th October, the United Nations celebrated World Teachers’ Day. This celebration was overshadowed by a warning: there is a global shortage of teachers. 6 million new teachers are needed to meet the Millennium Development Goal. This internationally agreed goal aims to have universal primary education by 2015. Mostly African regions struggle with a chronic lack of teachers.

At least one million extra posts are needed in sub-Saharan Afr …
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