LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament: promote EU fundamental values through education

Yesterday, the members of the European Parliament adopted a report on promoting EU fundamental values through intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education.

A great majority (554 for, 147 against) in the European Parliament voted in favour of a report on the role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values.

The report by Julie Ward (S&D, United Kingdom) reminds that education should aim at ensuring that learners become active and open-minded members of society. Including that all forms of discrimination, hereunder also bullying, should be addressed. In particular, it highlights the importance of taking into account the “needs of people suffering multiple forms of discrimination, including people identifying as LGBTI”.

ILGA-Europe is delighted about the European Parliament’s strong stance on how the role of education can play to promote human rights and non-discrimination. We look forward to contributing to this agenda.

Find the report here