EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH IN THE EU

Education is one of the most importants things and nowadays it’s compulsory in most of the countries in the world.

Supporting quality education, training and social cohesion

The EU supports Member States in their efforts to provide the best education and training for their citizens. It also promotes multilingualism in Europe, helping with the teaching and learning of languages, encouraging mobility of students, trainees, teachers and young people, and facilitating exchanges of information and experience.

The EU sets out the framework for EU countries to exchange best practices and learn from each other, with an aim to:

– make lifelong learning and mobility a reality

– improve the quality and efficiency of education and training

– promote equity, social cohesion and active citizenship

– enhance creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship

To reach the objectives set out in the education and training framework, the EU implements policies in sectors such as:

– early childhood education and care

– schools

– vocational education and training

– higher education

– adult education

In the field of youth, the EU sets out a framework for cooperation among Member States through the EU Youth Strategy.

Through the Erasmus+ programme, the EU also provides funding, tools and resources for individuals, organisations and policy reform, in areas such as:

– study, training and development for students, trainees and education professionals abroad

– opportunities abroad for young people and youth workers

– opportunities for organisations to develop partnerships for innovation in education, training and youth

– knowledge exchange and policy reform to support growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion within Europe.

The European Solidarity Corps creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

Source:

Education, Training and Youth, European Union. Address: https://europa.eu/european-union/topics/education-training-youth_en (page visited on 18/12/2019)

Arrival Training

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After a crazy week that was the arrival training, I finally have time and strength to say everything that my roller coaster of emotions couldn’t let me do it by the time Frederico asked to “relate that card with our experience”. I was absorbed with silence tears of facing goodbye once more and realizing that is something that will happen more often. Rather I like it or not, rather I’m prepared or not.
Three months ago I made the decision of packing my things, take my cat and go to Italy to live for a year. A country that always called me somehow. The need of starting a new chapter got the happiest “yes” I ever told.
Saying that this train is an illustration about my nomad way of living is so little as literal it can be. This train isn’t just me. This train represents everyone that I met last week. We may travel from different backgrounds, seeking for different destinations, but somehow our paths crossed. Our paths crossed and we are now a part of each other, a little part of me was enchanted for a little part of you. Along this road we will see things that cameras are not able to catch, meet people that understand love not only as a feeling but as a way of living, realize that the differences between us aren’t that big. And having that little “travel bug”. I hope you keep finding songs worth to sing along, even if it takes your breath away. I hope you keep feeling humble, I hope you try so much things that you run out of wishes. And along the way between the green trees and the brownish meadows, I hope you keep in mind that the one who are driving the train is you. There is no such thing as “goodbye”, when is worth to say “hello” again. See you, Carmen Alcobio.

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