NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2020, Book 1

Education and educational research

EDUCATION, MIGRATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - PERSPECTIVES OF AGENDA 2030

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ivanka Buzov

ABSTRACT

Global development programs from Agenda 21 (1992) to Agenda 2030 (2015) inevitably promote the importance of education for all, ie they call for equality in access to educational resources. Recognizing the reality of the emergence of a growing category of “mobile population” in the world and the challenges of regular and new migration, for the first time the current Agenda emphasizes the commitment to migration. In this context, it is challenging to monitor the links between migration issues and the highlighted objectives of the Agenda, with a particular focus on sustainable development goal 4 (SDG 4) relating to quality education. Its targets as well as the objectives of the Agenda relating to poverty reduction, the right to employment and decent work (SDG 8), access to justice for all (SDG 16), and the strengthening of the global partnership (SDG 17) primarily imply access to educational resources for all. By promoting the thesis of education as an “enabling right” which, in addition to supporting opportunities for personal development and integration, can also be a driving force for global sustainable development, education is seen as a generator of sustainable development and knowledge society. In the context of the situation of migrants it supports the protection and security of acquired knowledge, prevents the risk of exclusion, ie contributes to their empowerment for sustainable life in the community.

KEYWORDS

Agenda 2030, education, migration, sustainable development

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2020, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-11-9, EDUCATION, MIGRATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - PERSPECTIVES OF AGENDA 2030, 51-57 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2020/B1/V3/05