Education

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This working group looks at ways to prevent young people from leaving school without qualifications and to improve the link between education and labour market.


The overall objective of the WG is to promote social inclusion through education  by stressing the importance of

• early childhood care and education for future schooling.

• increasing the interest for vocational training among young people.

• bringing newly arrived young people into the system quickly in order to offer them an education and avoid them ending up in a state of alienation. Young people who are outside the system and under the age of 20 are a priority and the whole city is making a concerted effort to achieve good results.

• decreasing the number of early school leavers as we know how important it is for young people to have a good standard of education if they are to enter the labour market and if we are to prevent alienation. 

The WG has agreed for 2017 to focus on:
 
• early childhood care and education for future schooling.
• increasing the interest for vocational training and skills for the labour market among young people.
• bringing newly arrived young people into the system quickly in order to offer them education and vocational training, increase the integration into the society and avoid them ending up in a state of alienation. Young people who are outside the system and under the age of 20 are a priority and the cities should make a concerted effort to achieve good results.
• decreasing the number of early leavers from education and training (ELET) as we know how important it is for young people to have a good standard of education and vocational training if they are to enter the labour market and if we are to prevent alienation. 

chair

Karin Asplund
Gothenburg
Head of Operations

vice chair

Jean-Jacques Derrien
Nantes
Projects Manager for European Development in Education Department

EUROCITIES staff contact

Thomas Jezequel
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Policy advisor