Education has key role in building the democratic and rule of law culture

Education, both formal and non-formal, has a key role in building the democratic and rule of law culture. The diversity of political cultures in Europe makes the task more difficult. However, there are successful historical examples in which democratic values are taught, spread and consolidated.

In the long term, the best safeguard against democracy and rule of law backslides is an active, educated and involved citizenship.

Liberal democracy as defined in a former EESC opinion[1] and the rule of law should be in the hearts and minds of every European citizen and the EU should lead the way forward towards this goal, for example by encouraging the mainstreaming of these topics in school and higher education curricula, and by promoting academic and professional exchanges between citizens and CSOs active in these areas.

The EESC calls on the European Commission to propose an ambitious communication, education and citizen-awareness strategy on fundamental rights, the rule of law and democracy.

[1]             SOC/605 – Resilient democracy through a strong and diverse civil society

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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5 Responses to Education has key role in building the democratic and rule of law culture

  1. Josh says:

    Education is everything.

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    • Marcus Ampe says:

      Yes, and that is why we have to make sure that all people in our society can receive equal opportunities to have a good education and job formation as well.

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      • Josh says:

        Govt should shoulder the expenses say 80%.. and that way students can afford it.

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        • Marcus Ampe says:

          I think that would not be enough, but when student-loans could be provided it would be a great help.

          Concerning the education on historical and political subjects the youngsters should at leats once in their school-years visit a war field and war cemetery as well as a concentration and detention camp. Certain funds could be used to contribute in the costs for this.

          For visits to factories companies could contribute in the costs.

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