European Commission consultation: Promoting Social Inclusion and Shared Values Through Learning

The EU emblem.

The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.

Submissions must be made by 11 August 2017.

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FRA opinions and report: Fundamental Rights Report 2017

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 (pdf) reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and areas of concern.

The report notes:

‘Across the EU, the fundamental rights system is increasingly under attack – dismissed as political correctness gone awry, as benefiting only select individuals, or as hampering swift responses to urgent challenges. While civil society organisations and individuals have shown remarkable dedication in helping to protect fundamental rights and have played a very positive role, they make for easy scapegoats in such a hostile political environment.’

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