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Education is the key to tackling disenchantment with democracy

Article by the Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković 

People living in deprived areas in Europe often complain that our societies offer them nothing; no job, no future, no hope. Whether or not this is true, we ignore them at our peril. We must fill this empty space with real opportunities and a positive vision of a strong, fair and inclusive Europe, in which everyone can live together in peace.
Article published on NEWEUROPE website..

Children want social justice and an end to violence – we must listen to them

Article by the Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković 

The Council of Europe is about to publish an overview of children’s opinions and priorities – based on more than 100 studies from across Europe – which reveals that children focus, first and foremost, on fundamental needs, not passing fads and desires. They want social justice and an end to violence, bullying and discrimination. Education is a priority, as well as families having enough money for food, housing and health care. Children want to be consulted, taken seriously and to influence their own care, budgetary decisions ...

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The op-ed on the rights of the child written by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjřrn Jagland, was published in the 24 Chasa daily in Bulgaria.


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