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European Union

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 28 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how her Department plans to raise the awareness of the public on the Declaration of Berlin. (129543)

The Government are committed to raising public awareness and debate on all EU issues, including the Berlin Declaration. In this 50th anniversary year, we will continue to support a wide range of activities to raise awareness and engage the public in debate on key challenges and the EU's role in helping to address them. For example, I recently launched the “Learning Together” initiative, to encourage more schools in the UK to take part in educational partnerships with schools across Europe. This initiative is making information available to schools across the UK about the exciting opportunities available. Teachers and heads with experience of joint learning projects with other countries will become “Learning Together Ambassadors”, and share their experience with other schools interested in joining. We have also put a wide range of information, speeches and other relevant links on activities to mark the 50th anniversary onto the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website. This includes a link to the text of the Berlin Declaration.