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  Conference on Education for All in Europe and North America
The Objectives
    Over 300 participants will gather in Warsaw to assess the state of basic education in Europe and North America. Ministers of education and of foreign and social affairs from some forty countries and several non-governmental organizations, education specialists and policy-makers will analyse this assessment based on some thirty-five national reports. They will subsequently adopt a regional framework for action.
  The International Consultative Forum on Education for All
    The International Consultative Forum on Education for All - organizer of the Warsaw Conference in collaboration with the Polish National Commission for UNESCO - was created in the wake of the World Conference on Education for All, in Jomtien, (Thailand, 1990). It is co-sponsored by UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank. At that gathering 155 governments, supported by thirty-three inter-governmental bodies and 125 non-governmental organizations, pledged to provide their citizens with quality basic education.
  From Warsaw to Dakar
    Ten years after Jomtien the EFA 2000 assessment of basic education worldwide will be presented at Dakar (Senegal, 26-28 April 2000). The Warsaw conference and five other regional conferences constitute an indispensable lead up to this international event. Following a review of country findings, each conference will define its own strategies to be included in the Dakar Global Framework for action.
    The Conference on Education for All in Europe and North America will be held from 6 to 8 February 2000 at the Hotel Victoria Inter-Continental, Warsaw, Poland. Located in the centre of the Polish capital, this hotel is 15 km. from the airport.
Hotel Victoria Inter-Continental
11, Krolewska Street
Warsaw 00-065
Tel: 48 22 657 80 11
Fax: 48 22 657 80 57
Time Activity

 5 February 2000 


Registration of participants
at the Hotel Victoria Inter-Continental
Distribution of finalized programme
Evening Welcome cocktail
Time Activity
 6 February 2000 

Plenary session:
Opening of the conference by Professor Miroslaw Handke, Polish Minister of Education

Overview of Education for All in Europe and North America

Focus on trends in Western Europe and North America based on the education for all sub-regional synthesis

Focus on trends in Central and Eastern Europe based on the education for all sub-regional synthesis

Presentation of the Draft Global Framework for Action of the World Education Forum (Dakar, 26-28 April 2000)
Afternoon Plenary session:
Discussion and comments on the Draft Global Framework for Action
Group work presentation and plenary discussion
Prioritising key issues
Time Activity
 7 February 2000 

Planning and management of basic education Organizer: the World Bank

Laying the foundations of lifelong learning Organizers: The European Commission and the UNESCO Institute for Education

Early childhood education and development Organizer: UNICEF
Afternoon Roundtables:
Education and Work Organizer: OECD

Education, poverty and exclusion Organizer: the Russian Federation

Democratic Citizenship in the Context of Multiculturalism Organizer: UNESCO
Time Activity
 8 February 2000 


Plenary session:
Teachers and basic education : an education panel

Oral report on conference proceedings and summary of roundtables

Presentation of the draft Framework for Action for Europe and North America

Afternoon Discussion on the draft regional Framework for Action

Adoption of the regional Framework for Action

Closing ceremony
  International Consultative Forum on Education for All, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. Tel: (33) 1 45 68 21 27, Fax: (33) 1 45 68 56 29, E-mail: Website:
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