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Closing Speech of the Summit by Ms. Sylvie Guilllaume, Member of the European Parliament

Barcelona, 9th of October 2020

"What brings us together is the idea that if we want to give Europe a future, education must play a major role in the process of building a better, more just and more inclusive society. Conversely, or lets say in addition, we share that in order to create a long-term and sustainable growth within more inclusive societies, EU must invest more in education..."

"Fortunately, in this wave of difficulties, the well-established players in mentoring have made it possible for a large number of young people not to drop out, thanks to personal support, which goes beyond academic support. I am not here to describe mentoring to you its not my role, since you are all effective practitioners, much more knowledgeable than I ever will be, and because you have just spent several days exploring all its origins."

No, my message is to be by your side to participate in the empowerment of mentoring as one of the essential keys to the fight for equality in Europe.

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