Belgium

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

Fields/Disciplines

Right to education

Objectives

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

Education

Contact: Prof. Jan De Groof, UNESCO Chairholder 

The College of Europe

Dijver 11, 8000 Brugge

Belgium

 E-mail: gracienne.lauwers(at)ua.ac.be

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