On the occasion of the European Year of citizens (2013), FENICE means to support the European Citizens’ Initiative: “European education of high quality for all” and to spread it as much as possible in order to collect a million signatures.
MEET, the Movement towards a European Education Trust, submitted a European Citizens Initiative using new powers within the EU’s Lisbon Treaty which gives citizens the right to demand new laws directly from the European Commission – provided they can collect enough signatures.
For the first time an initiative directly affects education and European education and helps it grow again and really change the future of those who study and want to have the best means to develop. We have the right tools to go from words to deeds but we need education and school to become a priority in the political agenda, being the only expense of the welfare state which may lead to development and active citizenship.
The MEET proposal calls for the creation of an Education platform to stimulate debate on how to improve schools and boost the European dimension of education in line with the EU’s 2020 strategy. “Europe’s future depends on Education, how to educate citizens, how they learn.”
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