Program "Education and the Next Generation"

Education and the Next Generation

If young people are to participate in society, they need a good education and framework conditions that allow them to get involved and have their say as equals. We are committed to ensuring there is equitable access to high-quality education. An effective educational system makes individual learning possible over the course of an entire lifetime; it also imparts 21st century skills. In addition to the family, our work therefore focuses on early childhood and school education, vocational training and further education.

To be certain children grow and develop as they should, we want to prevent child poverty, strengthen the rights of children and young people, and thus increase their participation in society. We work to guarantee that children, adolescents and young adults are given more influence and the right to have a say, so they can actively shape society and their own future. In addition to education, we are therefore committed to helping the younger generation play a greater role in society’s sustainable development. Our efforts here are guided by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Later in life, adults need flexible options for further education so that, as the economy undergoes structural change, they can continue developing their skills and find secure jobs that offer fair compensation.