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International Conferences on Adult Education (CONFINTEA)

In 1949, reflecting on the end of the Second World War, UNESCO Member States met in Elsinore, Denmark, to discuss how adult learning and education (ALE) could help promote world peace and international understanding. That meeting marked the beginning of an enduring and fruitful global dialogue on ALE. It became the first of six International Conferences on Adult Education, known as ‘CONFINTEA’ (their French acronym: CONFérence INTernationale sur l’Education des Adultes).

This page brings together links and key documents for each CONFINTEA, beginning with the most recent.

 

2022CONFINTEA VII -
2017CONFINTEA VI - Mid-Term Review
Suwon, Republic of Korea

 

2009CONFINTEA VI
Belém, Brazil
2003CONFINTEA V - Mid-Term Review
Bangkok, Thailand

 

1997CONFINTEA V
Hamburg, Germany

 

1985CONFINTEA IV
Paris, France

 

1972CONFINTEA III
Tokyo, Japan

 

1960CONFINTEA II
Montreal, Canada

 

1949CONFINTEA I
Elsinore, Denmark