New Education Forum

Opening note necessary on gaining competencies by the youth and their social awareness. These are very important to strengthen sustainable development of the European Union as a whole.

Reflection about negative impact of poor education on solving important social issues and being the origin of growing misunderstanding of vital democracy values, such as tolerance and protection of minorities by majority of citizens. Example: importance of learning social competencies when facing challenges of refugee crisis.

Reference to the New Skills Agenda for Europe in the scope of the young people having access to career development skills.

Up-date on the EU policies enhancing innovative learning methods which support gaining “Innovation cannot develop to full extent and reach its potential if industries and services, science and education don’t collaborate and find together new solutions”.