Young Europeans: an urgent educational challenge
- Parliamentary Assembly
debate on 24 April 2013 (15th Sitting) (see Doc. 13155, report of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education
and Media, rapporteur: Ms Komar). Text
adopted by the Assembly on 24 April 2013 (15th Sitting).
The Parliamentary Assembly, referring
to its Resolution 1930
on young Europeans: an urgent educational challenge
and its Resolution 1929
on culture and education through national parliaments: European
policies, recommends that the Committee of Ministers urge the Steering
Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE), in co-operation
with the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory
Council on Youth (CCJ) to:
a policy instrument defining principles for the recognition and
validation of non-formal education, taking due account of the proposals
put forward by the “Strasbourg Process” on the recognition and validation
of non-formal and informal learning;
collect and analyse good practices and develop on this
basis policy guidelines on how to:
1.2.1 foster the spirit
of entrepreneurship in education;
1.2.2 offset inequalities in access to education and prevent
early school leaving;
1.2.3 combat bullying and all forms of violence at school.
2. The Assembly also recommends that the Committee of Ministers
invite the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) to develop policy measures
aimed at reducing the risk of self-harm among young people.
3. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers allocate
sufficient resources to education, culture and youth in the Budget
and the Programme of Activities for 2014-2015, taking into account
that these dimensions of work are among the main priorities of the
Council of Europe and are of vital importance for 800 million Europeans.