March 27, 2014 17:15

Alliance2015 Education Roundtable in Copenhagen on March 31st 2014

Tom Arnold, Member of Scaling Up Nutrition at last year's Roundtable in Dublin, March 6th 2013 (photo: Thomas Geogheghan)

Enhancing EU Impact on Education for Global Sustainable Development

Ahead of various EU and UN events on the issue, Alliance2015 is hosting a Roundtable on Education in Copenhagen on March 31st. This event will provide an opportunity for policy experts from across the EU and practitioners and partners from Alliance2015 countries to engage in a dialogue and joint thinking on how to up-scale the impact of the EU on education in partner countries across the globe.

Remarkable progress has been made with regard to the education goals of the MDGs. The number of ‘out of school’ children has been reduced and gender parity in education has increased. However, millions of children are still missing out on school, many are learning too little or nothing at all, and education financing is declining. The dual challenge of improving quality and expanding access to education has not been met. As the single largest donoer towards the education goals, the EU is now moving from and only quantitative approach to towards the promotion of quality education for all and increased investments in education.

The deadlines for the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are fast approaching and the focus is shifting to the post-2015 development agenda. Governments and the wider international community are working to define what the development framework should include and prioritise. Education is an important part of this debate.

The presenters and panelists include several partner country representatives as well as policy makers, NGOs representatives and academics. Key note speaker is Mr. Kishore Singh, Special Rapporteur on the right to education.

Registration is by invitation only. Due to limited seating and in order to ensure as broad participation as possible, Alliance2015 reserves the right to give preferential access to participants representing different areas (research, policy, programmes etc.).

Please find more information about the Roundtable and the Alliance2015 Advocacy Programme here.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the secretariat at stine@konsulentnetvaerket.net