Council recommendation on promoting common values, inclusive education and the European dimension of teaching

The initiative is a follow-up to the 'Paris Declaration' of March 2015 on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. In the declaration member states were invited to reinforce cooperation at EU level in four areas:
 ensuring that children and young people acquire social, civic and intercultural competences, by promoting democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and non-discrimination, as well as active citizenship;
 enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, particularly in the use of the internet and social media, so as to develop resistance to all forms of discrimination and indoctrination;
 fostering the education of disadvantaged children and young people, by ensuring that our education and training systems address their needs;
 promoting intercultural dialogue through all forms of learning in cooperation with other relevant policies and stakeholders.