Carlos Vargas-Tamez

Carlos Vargas is Senior Project Officer for the Education Research and Foresight Unit at UNESCO. Before joining UNESCO, he worked for civil society and regional organisations, local governments and universities in Mexico and Spain combining his roles both as researcher and practitioner of adult learning and education. After having worked on literacy and adult education in Mexico and Latin America for more than a decade, Carlos continued his research of lifelong learning and adult education in Europe with a comparative lens. For five years, he was International Research Project Officer at the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and Lecturer in the European Master’s in Lifelong Learning at the same university. Under this programme he was visiting scholar to the Institute of Education (IOE-University College London), Aarhus University (Denmark), and Melbourne Graduate School of Education (Australia). His research and publications focus on the relationship between education, human rights and wellbeing, and the orientations and discourses of public policy and their effects on society.

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