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Steering Committee for Education (CDEDU): Statement on the educational consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

Strasbourg 17 March 2022
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Steering Committee for Education (CDEDU): Statement on the educational consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

In its Statement on the educational consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, the Steering Committee for Education (CDEDU) called on Council of Europe member and observer States to provide support to the Ukrainian people and all displaced and refugee persons by this conflict without discrimination, and to enable those enrolled in school and higher education to have access to education, training and higher education. The Statement was unanimously approved at the CDEDU’s 1st Plenary session (15-17 March 2022).

The CDEDU stressed the dire consequences of the aggression for the continuity of education of children and young people in Ukraine or displaced in the neighbouring countries, as well as the impact of population displacement may have on the education systems of host countries.

The Committee committed to a number of initiatives aimed at educational continuity for displaced/refugee persons, within the framework of the Council of Europe's Education for Democracy Programme.

For the full list of the CDEDU’s actions and measures aimed at educational continuity for displaced/refugee persons, please read the full statement.


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