The Kick-off event of the project EDU-LAB has taken place on 14th of March at the Neues Schloss in Stuttgart. The legal representatives of more than 20 project partners from 10 countries have signed the document „Our commitment to develop chances for young people" symbolizing their long-term commitment to improve professional chances of young people in the Danube region by linking education to employment in a sustainable way.   

On behalf of the European Foundation, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster expressed his gratitude towards the Joint Secretariat of the Danube Transnational Programme and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Wurttemberg for supporting EFE during the long application phase. He also thanked the State Ministry Baden-Wurttemberg, the Ministry of Justice and European Affairs and the Ministries involved in the respective Priority Areas of the Danube Strategy: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wurttemberg and the Danube Strategy for labelling EDU-LAB a Strategic Project in Priority Area 9 “People & Skills”. Furthermore, he expressed his gratitude towards the Kolping-Bildungswerk Württemberg for its continuous support and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The event was followed by a reception hosted by Guido Wolf, Minister of Justice and European Affairs. 

"It was indeed our pleasure to be part of the launch of an excellent INTERREG project involving 15 countries and more than twenty project partners tackling the key area in raising the competitiveness on EU macro regional level. Looking forward to the next two and half years of the implementation of the Project New Danubian Governance in Labour Market Relevance of Higher Education, we do wish you every success and pledge for further collaboration." Dragica Karajic, PAC8 Coordinator of EUSDR.

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