Gustav Fridolin to take part in 25th Council of Europe ministers of education conference in Brussels

Today, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin will travel to Brussels to take part in the 25th Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education. The theme of the conference is how to secure democracy through education.

"Schools have a key role to play in preventing radicalisation, but they can also become the victims of it. This is what we saw with what happened in Trollhättan last autumn. Sweden is doing a great deal to combat radicalisation and build safe school environments. There is a lot of interest in what we're doing and at the same time we have a lot to learn. The Council of Europe is a good forum for this kind of exchange of experience. Building our society begins in preschool and school. Here we have to manage to stand up to and prevent radicalisation and extremism," says Mr Fridolin.

The conference is taking place on 11–12 April.


Emma Stark
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