UN Agenda 2030 and European Union policies to promote the right to education and teacher training (full text in Greek)

Zoi Karanikola, Chariklia Pitsou


Agenda 2030 was adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Its main axes, which emphasize on education and training of professionals, are economy, society and environment. Education as a fundamental right runs through all its content. The European Union is called upon to play an important role in the implementation of the Agenda. For this reason, it has drawn up official texts on the external and intra-European actions in order to help achieve the objectives of the Agenda. In this research study, two contemporary European Union texts are examined to investigate whether actions have been proposed for the education and training of professionals. The research results obtained through content analysis have shown that relevant actions have been proposed. Emphasis is placed on modernizing, developing and internationalizing of higher education in developing countries, upgrading apprenticeships, internships, continuing education and adult education, and the provision of a corpus of knowledge, skills and competencies, which will enable professionals to cope with labor market requirements. These actions are intended to be implemented through funded European programs, based on international and European policies, promote fundamental rights and checked for their effectiveness annually.


Agenda 2030, European Union, Professionals, Right to Education and Training

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.3176

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