Engaging youth in planning education for social transformation
IIEP is organizing its annual policy forum from 16 to 18 October in Paris (France) that will focus on youth engagement in educational planning and policy-making processes. The event will create dialogue between young people, policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to promote meaningful youth engagement within different levels of formal and non-formal education and training sectors.
Despite considerable progress, many countries are not on target to meet the six Education for All goals by 2015. Education and training systems in many countries are failing in their mandate to provide quality education that is both universally accessible and relevant to youth in their new and changing environments. Consequently, many young people have become disenfranchized with their education systems.
Youth are far from defeated however, as many of them have become informal yet active participants in the creative learning and educational planning process. There is also growing recognition amongst global and national institutions that young people are key partners in ensuring continued progress.
With this growing awareness in mind, IIEP is organizing a policy forum from 16 to 18 October in Paris (France) that will focus on youth engagement in educational planning and policy-making processes. The event will create dialogue between young people, policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to promote meaningful youth engagement within different levels of formal and non-formal education and training sectors.
The opening of the forum is set to coincide with the launch of the 2012 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report (GMR) on Youth, Work and Skills, and will include presentations from UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Forest Whitaker and winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2011, Chaeli Mycroft, panel discussions amongst youth, researchers and policy-makers, and an interactive web platform to promote follow-up discussions between youth and key stakeholders from around the world. The event will explore three key themes:
1. Youth engagement in planning education for conflict transformation and peace building.
2. Strengthening young peoples’ skills and opportunities for civic engagement within formal and non-formal education systems.
3. Enhancing the relevance of education systems for young people in their transition into employment.
Partner organizations of the project include the World Assembly of Youth, two UNESCO Chairs, Laval University, the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
|Type of Event||Category 8-Symposium|
|Start||16.10.2012 10:00 local time|
|End||18.10.2012 18:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Bird, Lyndsay|
|Street||7 Place de Fontenoy|
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|Language of Event||English, French|
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|Official Website||Plan with youth|
|Link 1||IIEP web site|