This morning over 100 participants joined an online Regional Consultation of Europe Region in preparation for the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, convened by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in partnership with UNESCO. The objective of the Regional Consultation was to identify and agree on key common strategic priority areas , and key steps going forward for education/learning recovery and system transformation beyond COVID-19, so as to accelerate SDG 4 implementation in the region and generate recommendations for common action.
The Regional consultation informed the drafting of a Statement of Commitment to Transform Education that will capture the key areas of commitment to action that emerged from the consultation against a time horizon of 2030 and even beyond. The Pre-Summit will be organized in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters on 28-30 June 2022 to harness the evolving discussions and generate greater momentum in the lead up to the Transforming Education Summit (TES).
The Summit will take place in New York at the UN Headquarters on 19 September 2022 on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s high level week with a view to elevating education to the top of the political agenda and to maximizing public awareness and engagement at the global, regional and national levels.