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6. Council Conclusions on Local Community Development through Education and Training (1997)
(Adopted by the Council of the European Union, 97/C 70/02, 17 February 1997)

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THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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HEREBY ADOPTS THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS:

II. PRINCIPLES

The following principles should inform approaches to the promotion of local community development through education and training:

1. Empowering individuals and groups, through a process of information and education, to attain new levels of personal and social awareness;

2. Empowering people at local level to become involved in the identification of their needs and in developing within legal and budgetary frameworks learning and other programmes appropriate to those needs in a progressive and participative way, taking account of the potential of new information and communications technologies;

3. Fostering social inclusion by involving people actively in the political, economic cultural and social dimensions of their society;

4. Promoting equality of rights and opportunities for all people in local communities.

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