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Parliamentary questions
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30 November 2017
E-007417-17
Question for written answer E-007417-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Monica Macovei (ECR) , Patricija Šulin (PPE)

 Subject:  Refugee youth education
 Answer in writing 

More than half of all refugees are under 18, and when they flee their home countries they often also give up any further pursuit of their education. In the last year, 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 were unable to attend school. Only 23% of refugees were enrolled in secondary education, in contrast to the global enrolment figure of 84%; and only 1% of refugees will go on to college. Basic education is not only essential for the individual, but also for peacekeeping and the development of society. Education is also essential for a refugee’s future contribution to the country they are able to reside in.

What does the Commission plan to do to provide real access to education for refugee children?

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