28.09.2016 - 28.09.2016

Meeting of the Advisory Group on Adult Education and Development: SDG 4 and LLL - Which space for civil society?

Time:28.09.2016 - 28.09.2016
Location:Brussels, Belgium

WHEN: 28 September 2016, 14:00 - 17:00

WHERE: Mundo J, Rue de l'Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The Sustainable Development Goals were approved in September 2015 - and now back to business as usual until the deadline for the implementation of the new development goals approaches? Civic engagement and building bridges across policy sectors and fields is crucial in order to go from a wish list to a concrete action plan and make the SDGs a reality. How do we deal with issues such as shrinking spaces for civil society engagement and de-democratisation of society? Can civil society be held accountable when there is a clear lack of political, financial and institutional support for its work? And how can non-formal adult education contribute to active citizenship and social change?

In our meeting, we want to address a topic that is marginalised in the mainstream debate about development: the role of non-formal adult education and lifelong learning as a vehicle for active citizenship, inclusion of socially disadvantaged groups of society, and empowerment. Active citizens play a central role forachieving the SDGs, and adult learning can ensure that no-one is left behind in the process. It has the power to give a voice to all citizens and build bridges between different policy sectors and fields, from social to economic to environmental issues.

Please find the agenda of the meeting here.

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Registrations will be open until 21 September 2016.

Do not hesitate to contact EAEA at raffaela.kihrer@eaea.org if you have any questions concerning the meeting.