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Happy Education Day from the ETF!

The ETF marks International Education Day 2020

“We work in education every day in the EU’s neighbouring countries, and today is a special day for us to share with you the work that we do. Education and training has the potential to transform opportunities for all citizens to create a better future. Let’s all join hands and make sure this becomes a reality”, says the ETF Director, Cesare Onestini.

The theme of International Education Day 2020 is ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’, focusing on inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all as a goal. The European Training Foundation supports the delivery of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 4 – quality education and Goal 8 – decent work and economic growth. Our mission is to support countries in developing quality, inclusive lifelong learning systems that enable people to acquire the skills they need for life and work, now and in the future.

Education and training systems are complex with many actors: governments, local authorities, students, teachers, parents, school directors, policy-makers, academics, employers, donors. It takes commitment from all sides to achieve meaningful change, which the ETF supports through objective, independent, evidence-based advice to governments and other partner country stakeholders, and by working in partnership with the EU external services and other donors.