On 13 October, SOLIDAR will join the official launch of the SDG Watch Europe at the North-Rhine Westphalia Representation in Brussels.
SDG Watch Europe is an emerging, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance of 70 EU-level civil society organizations (CSOs), initiated in June 2015. It aims to ensure the EU’s achievement of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 by independently monitoring EU and member states’ implementation.
Starting on September 26th (17 days ahead of the #SDGWatchLaunch), the SDG Watch Europe will dedicate each day to one of the 17 goals. At #SDGWatchLaunch a short message will remind of the “SDG of the day”.
Today’s SDG is #SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
In the framework of its work to ensure #sociaprotection4all, SOLIDAR Members, together with their partners in the field, promote access to education including non-formal and informal learning to match the ambition ‘not to leave anyone behind’.
According to SOLIDAR, non-formal and informal learning (NFIL) is one of the best ways to make necessary change possible, as it creates awareness and it empowers people to make positive life-decisions. Non-formal and informal learning is a powerful tool to empower those furthest away from formal education and the labour market. NFIL provides a fairer opportunity for both young people and adults to acquire skills, competences and knowledge during their lifetimes. It gives them an opportunity to be innovative and to contribute to change both in society and the workplace. More information can be found in the SOLIDAR Briefing on ‘Non-Formal and Informal Learning as a Driver for Human Development and Social Justice’.
Here are some examples of SOLIDAR members’ work:
Find out more on SOLIDAR members’ work to promote access to education here.