A group of European citizens, including PhD candidates and an economist, has started a European Citizens’ Initiative proposing to “exclude from the calculation of each country's public spending deficit, that part of Government spending for education that is lower than the last 5-year Eurozone average”.
According to the website, the initiative aims to:
“1. Combat inequality by providing equal opportunities for education and training to all young people in Europe.
2. Ensure adequate and appropriate infrastructures and tools for high quality education in Europe in times of crisis.
3. Enhance and safeguard growth, development and democratic institutions; ensure the employability of younger generations through investment in education.
4. Support the European policy Horizon 2020.”
More information about the initiative, including how to sign, can be found on the official website of the initiative.
More information is also available here.