In the future we want all children and youth have access to education. Many youth and adolescents in our region do not have access to education. While we see improvement in participation in primary education, there are still many youth who do not have access to secondary education; many young people from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds, drop out of secondary and higher education. In most countries youth do not get the opportunity to be involved in designing and implementing education policies.

We call on our leaders and our fellow youth to:

  • Establish systems to engage youth in the process of monitoring education quality;
  • Increase the usage of information technologies by ensuring that all young people have access to computer courses in their schools;
  • Improve education quality by incorporating a stronger emphasis on life skills and key competences in national curricula and other education policy documents;
  • Ensure access to inclusive, high-quality and empowering education and life-long learning opportunities for every child and youth with a disability and all children from marginalized groups;
  • Offer teachers’ continuous training to improve the quality of their education and their practice.
Extract from the “Youth Statement on the Post-2015 Development Goals – Europe & Central Asia”
http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/POST-2015_statement_31_11_No_TRACK_FINAL.pdf

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