UNESCO Chair in Right to Education (924), established in 2011 at The College of Europe in Brugge (Belgium)


Right to education


The general objectives of this Chair are to contribute to:

  • creating greater awareness about the Right to Education as developed by instruments elaborated by UNESCO and the United Nations and containing concrete provisions for its realization;
  • promoting UNESCO’s normative action and undertaking, at the national and regional levels, research and academic work on such normative action, as well as on national legal system;
  • raising public debate on issues of critical importance, such as universal access to education, quality education and equality of educational opportunities, notably by organizing conferences, seminars and workshops; and,
  • cooperating with National Commissions for UNESCO in promoting and developing activities to the right to education.


Host Institution

The College of Europe in Brugge (Belgium)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Contact: Prof. Jan De Groof, UNESCO Chairholder 

The College of Europe

Dijver 11, 8000 Brugge


 E-mail: gracienne.lauwers(at)