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06 Nov 2019
According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, states have committed to provide access to education to every child, regardless of his or her migratory status. However, crossing the doorstep of a school is not enough. For an educational experience...
16 Oct 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass. The  bill, known as 'Stop Pedophilia', was proposed by the right-wing government, who is demanding sex education be removed...
03 Oct 2019
In September, the European Commission launched the Education and Training Monitor for 2019, which captures the way that education evolves in the European Union and the member states. The Monitor is the most important annual education publication in...
03 Oct 2019
There is a multiethnic city near the Turkish-Syrian border, Şanlıurfa, where it is not unusual to meet school-aged children working on the streets and in local restaurants, cafés and services. Even in the middle of the day, when they should be in...
19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
17 Sep 2019
'School for All', a Croatian civil society initiative, organized a protest rally in Zagreb on September 15th, demanding Croatian authorities employ more school assistants to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the educational ...
12 Sep 2019
The Party of European Socialists (consisting of the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all around Europe), aims to preserve values like democracy, freedom, equality and justice. Which is why it acts in the child-...
11 Sep 2019
The UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the International Organization for Migration warn European states to increase the resources and practical support within their school systems that would guarantee that all refugee,...
09 Sep 2019
As summer comes to an end and children return to school the widespread issue of bullying starts taking its toll on the lives of a significant number of students.  According to the American National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, more than...
09 Sep 2019
On 9th September when the new school year was opened in Bucharest, Klaus Iohannis (Romanian President) and Snežana Samardžić-Markovic (Council of Europe Director General of Democracy) addressed the impact of the “INSCHOOL” project. The Inclusive...

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