Education Ministers back pan-European anti-corruption platform and ethical code for teachers
At the Council of Europe’s 24th Education Ministers Conference, held in Helsinki (Finland) from 26 to 27 April 2013, the Ministers backed the creation of a Europe-wide platform to tackle corruption and fraud in education and an ethical code for teachers.
The platform and ethical code are part of a five-point plan agreed by Ministers to ensure access to an education of quality for every pupil and student in Europe and beyond, including Roma and other vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
The platform would provide training, codes of conduct, accreditation and quality assurance and a space to share best practice.
The other key points agreed by the conference are:
• Policy development to ensure access to education for all pupils, with special measures for those who have dropped out of school,
• Action to bring democratic and intercultural competences into the school curriculum and universities, and,
• Moves to measure the levels of participation in education as part of a project to assess citizens’ participation in the life of their communities.
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