27.07.2017 IN FOCUS

EAEA response: Social inclusion means considering all age groups in education

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the "Recommendation on promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning". To highlight the need to consider adult learners as a crucial target group to achieve social inclusion in and through education, EAEA prepared a response.

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EAEA welcomes the Open Public Consultation on “Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning” and agrees with the importance of the issues raised by the consultation. EAEA would particularly highlight the necessity to include adults and adult education and learning within the scope of the consultation and consequently the relevant policies. Non-formal adult education is an essential channel to transmit values and promote social cohesion, and this role should be recognized by linking the Upskilling Pathways adult education strategy and the social inclusion strategy to one another.

The European Commission's public consultation on the "Recommendation on promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning" is open until 11 August 2017. EAEA encourages all its members to participate in the consultation.

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