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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

Forthcoming policy developments

Education to citizenship is a newly compulsory subject in the school curricula. See section 5.7 "Learning to participate' through formal, non-formal and informal learning.


Ongoing debates 

Pupils in the streets for Climate 

At the initiative of some pupils in Belgium, protest marches have been conducted in january 2019 to urge politicians to take action for the Climate. This movement is called "Youth for Climate". The first march gathered 3000 flemish pupils on 10th of January 2019. For the second march, french-speakers pupils joined the movement to raise the number of demonstrators to 14 000.  As a strong gesture, they skipped school to march for climate in the streets of Brussels. The movement's leaders plan to continue the movement until the next elections in May 2019.