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The Paris Declaration of 2015

In response to the Paris  terrorist attacks of January 2015, the Education Ministers of the European Union agreed to a new action plan to strengthen and promote citizenship education and communal values of liberty, tolerance, and non-discrimination by signing the Paris Declaration on March 17, 2015.

In France, this response included creating a new plan to teach republican values in schools. The ‘Great Mobilisation of the School for Values of the Republic' was announced by the Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. This programme includes teaching children such virtues as community spirit, citizenship and a culture of commitment, rejecting inequalities and embracing social interaction. Starting in September 2015, all pupils from primary to high school are studying a new citizenship education programme. Competitions and prizes, solidarity and awareness campaigns are among actions to teach pupils major themes related to citizenship.

For a link to the Paris Declaration in French, click here.

For a link to the Paris Declaration in English, click here.

To learn more about the plan in English, click here.

What is éduscol?

Eduscol, the website of the Directorate-general for Schools of the French Ministry for National Education, is aimed at education professionals and, primarily, teachers. Its purpose is to provide them with information by presenting official texts and offering resources to support their implementation on the ground.

Mis à jour le 24 mai 2017
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