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What we do in Heraklion to accomplish integration through education

By Nikolaos Angelakis, Deputy Mayor for Education, Longlife Learning and Youth Issues Heraklion, our city, aims to become a learning, smart, cohesive city – a meeting place of “5+1 cultures”.  That’s why we have created “The Local Strategic Plan for … Continue reading

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Cities need to pull their weight in using education to help migrants and refugees feel included

Today the GEM Report released its 40th policy paper ahead of the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum next month to mark the one-year anniversary of the Global Compact on Refugees. The paper highlights the increasingly important role of cities using education … Continue reading

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Education is key to social inclusion in cities

By: Anni Beukes, Mara Forbes and Kilion Nyambuga More often than not, slum children of all ages have limited or no access to formal public schools within their settlements. Data collected by SDI, a network of community-based organisations of the … Continue reading

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City leaders can employ education for more than just growing their economy

One area where education doesn’t have to make its case is in its power to foster economic growth in urban areas. Cities can attract human capital and foreign direct investment by positioning themselves as global hubs for higher education, skills, … Continue reading

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Why hasn’t education got a seat at the table for urban policy discussions?

For too long, education has been missing from urban policy and planning discussions. As the New Urban Agenda is finalized, those going to the Habitat III Conference should take heed of the benefits that including education, training and lifelong learning … Continue reading

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