CONFINTEA VII - Civil Society Forum: Adult learning and education, because the future cannot wait

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Under the theme ‘Adult learning and education for sustainable development – A transformative agenda’, stakeholders from across the globe will come together from 15 to 17 June 2022 for the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII), hosted by UNESCO in cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco.

A Civil Society Forum, hosted by the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), will take place in a hybrid modality as a pre-conference event. The forum will gather representatives of international civil society organizations to review the latest developments in adult learning and education (ALE), discuss challenges and priorities in different world regions, and elaborate from a civil society perspective a set of recommendations for CONFINTEA VII and its outcome document, the Marrakech Framework for Action.

More specifically, the forum will provide a platform for debate on the challenges facing adult learning and education today and on the priorities for the coming years, including:

  • transformative ALE and its role in the 2030 Agenda;
  • ALE and the new social contract;
  • ALE as a core component of lifelong learning;
  • securing the right to ALE;
  • priority areas for ALE from a civil society perspective.

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