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Education is an essential part of a democratic and sustainable society, allowing to form active citizens, encouraging their personal development. Education is a necessary tool for citizens' lives, to build a diverse and inclusive society, to change mentalities, to raise awareness of vital social matters such as gender equality. It is also a bulwark against hatred and prejudices. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education must be democratized, as it is the way to solve the world’s greatest problems.
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The Congress encourages public authorities to make education accessible to all. It, therefore, advocates for a free, equitable, and qualitative educational system. In relation to the SDG, the Congress adopted the following texts:

  • REC433 (2019) and RES442 (2019) Social rights of young people: the role of local and regional authorities
  • RES414 (2017) - Forever young? The role of youth policies and youth work at local and regional levels in supporting young people’s transition to autonomy and working life
  • REC365 (2014) and RES375 (2014) - Promoting diversity through intercultural education and communication strategies
  • RES332 (2011) - Education for democratic citizenship – tools for cities
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Children and sustainable cities: Congress adopts guidelines for local and regional authorities

42nd Session 23 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Congress has published a new booklet on “How to make your town a better place” to raise children’s awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The aim is to encourage 6- to 11-year-olds to get involved in the implementation of SDGs in their...

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