Thursday, 26 February 2015

EUCIS-LLL press release: Education Matters!

At the extraordinary European Council meeting in Brussels this month EU leaders discussed the EU’s counter-terrorism measures in the wake of the attacks in Paris. The meeting was proposed by French MEP Alain Lamassoure, urging that it is “high time we (…) addressed the vulnerability of our countries to this contagion of hate”. However, security and anti-terrorist measures can only be a part of the solution at their best. EUCIS-LLL calls on EU institutions and EU leaders to prioritise civic education and diversity in its education and training cooperation, in order to provide a long-term, sustainable response to the “contagion of hate” – democratic, cohesive and learning societies in the true sense of these words. You can read the whole press release on EUCIS website.