UBC Board accepted the establishment of the Learning Cities Commission in April. The first ever meeting of the new Commission will be held on 24 May 2022 13.00-15.00 CET (14.00-16.00 EST). First meeting will be held on-line (Teams) but in August-September we are planning to have a first live meeting and study visit of the new Commission.
Education is the best way to combat the social exclusion of children, young persons and adults. STEAM guides children and young people into individual educational paths leading to high employability, and it also offers learning-by-doing options for those who struggle with regular, theory-oriented classroom study. School dropouts and absenteeism present a significant risk of social exclusion, and when they are combined with problems in basic skills, there is an extreme danger of a vicious circle of exclusion. Basic skill deficiencies can also be a major obstacle for adult participation in society and working life. The new Commission will be a significant tool in improving the joint collaboration of UBC cities in their work on these issues.
Registration by 17 May:
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