The “Empowering marginalised groups through education and training in the Danube Region” Conference took place in Vienna, 2- 3 October 2014.
The joint event between the OeAD – the Austrian Agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research – Department National Agency of Lifelong Learning and the Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) served as platform in order to initiate meaningful synergies between political strategies and to support the beginning of transnational activities in the Danube Region within the European Programme Erasmus+.
Emphasis was put on the integration of socially disadvantaged pupils in primary and secondary schools – particularly Roma children’s access to education in the Danube Region countries.
The 60 participants from the Danube Region countries addressed, in the 4 workshops, topics like: vocational education and training, reduction of early school leaving and education interruption, early childhood education literacy skills and family education. Participants had the opportunity to gain insight into existing and completed projects emphasizing on the topic (LIT3 was one of the presented projects) within the Lifelong Learning Programme.
The Conference review is available here.