SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Education is an essentiel part of a democratic and sustainable society, allowing to form active citizens, encouraging their person developement. Education is a necessary tool for citizen life, 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 solution the world’s greatest problems.
The Congress encourages public authorities to make education accessible to all : free, equitable and of quality. In relation with 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