Since its inception, UNESCO has recognized that non governmental organizations, associations and the intellectual community, which have concerns close to its own, play an important role in international cooperation in the service of peoples.
For more than a half-century, UNESCO has woven a valuable tapestry of cooperative relations with a number of such organizations in its fields of competence, thereby enabling it to work with civil society in achieving its objectives and to disseminate through them its democratic and ethical ideals.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: was established in 1984 to promote research, training and academic education in the field of international human rights law. website
European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA) is an association under Belgian law founded in December 1993. Its main purpose is to develop and refine the legislation concerning education at national level as well as European level and to offer a forum for policy debates on the right to education
A network of specialists in education law and of senior officials in the national education, ELA benefits from representatives of international and European Organisations and institutions: in particular the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the OECD and the European Court of Human Rights. It organises a number of individual study-days on a current policy topic for the European Union and its Member States. It publishes the European Journal for Education Law and Policy. Website
OIDEL is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes and creates novel educational models and policies, as well as new financing options for schools. Its prime objective is the promotion of the right to education as a fundamental human right. More / website