“Rethinking Education” Parliament report adopted, civil society concerns heard
On 22 October in European Parliament plenary sitting in Strasbourg was voted MEP Katarina Nevedalova’s (S&D) report on the 2012 Commission’s Communication on “Rethinking Education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes” (see S&D press release and interview with rapporteurs). EUCIS-LLL welcomes the strong will of Members of Parliament to express their opinion on such an important political document. Most of the concerns expressed by EUCIS-LLL have been taken into account by the Rapporteur, notably on quality of and access to education and on a lifelong, lifewide approach to learning. The report also echoes EUCIS-LLL plea for a genuine and permanent civil dialogue when it “Calls for learners and the organisations to which they are attached to be involved in decision-making processes concerning education, and highlights the fact that learning should be based on a structured dialogue with learners”. See EUCIS-LLL press release and webpage on Rethinking Education and notably OBESSU’s reaction to the adoption of the text.