LLLPlatform President presents views on ET2020 Joint Report at EESC
On 14 December the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) meeting, working on the youth, education and training, was marked by the participation of DG EAC Director General Martine Reicherts. Specific debates were held on Education and Training 2020 Joint Report and EU Youth Report 2015. LLL Platform President David Lopez was invited to the event to present the views of the Platform on the ET2020 Joint Report. Namely, the report rightly highlights the need to pursue a comprehensive lifelong learning approach, from early childhood education to adult education, and it stresses the role played by education to contribute to employment and growth objectives as well as to building a fairer and more cohesive and democratic society. The Platform also welcomes the emphasis being placed on good governance and the need to reinforce partnerships with social partners and civil society, and is now looking forward to see concrete implementation.