Education Working Group Education plays an important role for training citizens and consequently for the society’s collective consciousness. Nowadays, the neo-liberal objective is to shape women and men interested only by themselves. Education is strongly utilitarian, subjected to free-market imperatives, and above all centred on skills allowing for a quick adaptation to new situations in a competitive economy.
On 16 April 2009, before the start of the meeting of the EL Executive Board in Rome, the education programme and manifesto of the EL working group were presented.
The programmatic text "Education crisis", as well as the European Manifesto are the result of a collective work of the working group on education, which is composed by comrades from Spain (Communist Party of Spain), Portugal (Bloco de Esquerda), Luxembourg (Dei Lenk), Switzerland (Parti Suisse du Travail), France (PCF), Germany (Die Linke), Italy (Rifondazione Comunista) and Greece (ΣΥΝ).