The Governing Board of the European Centre for Modern Languages met at ECML premises in Graz on 9 - 10 October. Turnout at the annual meeting was a record high with 40 participants representing 28 of the 33 States party to this Partial Agreement. In addition to reviewing the ongoing ECML program, the Governing Board finalized the Call for projects for the upcoming 2020 - 23 program, considered the future orientation and organization of language policy and practice in the Council of Europe Education program, and took stock of the ECML cooperation program with the European Commission. The Governing Board re-elected Ms. Ursula Newby (Austria) as its Chair and partly renewed its Bureau.
Better Education for Better Democracies
European Ministers of Education endorse declaration on COVID response
On October 29, Ministers of Education of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention endorsed a declaration on the education response to COVID-19. They also took note of the Roadmap for action on the Council of Europe Education response to COVID-19. Both the political declaration and the Roadmap aim to make the right to education real also in times of pandemic.
The objective of the Education Programme is to uphold and promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law through quality education.
The Education Department achieves its objectives through intergovernmental co-operation at European level, overseen by the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice, as well as peer-to-peer learning among member states.
Call for Proposals for NGOs supporting learning centres in Kosovo* - INCLUDE project
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.