Regional consultation for Europe and North America in preparation of the seventh International Conference on Adult Education

  • Date: 8 September 2021 to 9 September 2021
  • Where: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

On 8 and 9 September 2021, the Slovenian Ministry for Education, Science and Sport and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will host an online double conference entitled 'Adult Learning and Education – The Resilient Response to Future Challenges'.

Day 1 will provide a platform to share and understand key common issues, innovations, challenges and strategies and to develop recommendations to renew the European vision in the field of adult learning and education. Day 2 will be devoted to a Regional Consultation for UNESCO Member States in Europe and North America for the seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII), which will take place in 2022 and will give participants an opportunity to renew and shape international commitments to adult learning and education in the years ahead.

The Kingdom of Morocco is set to host CONFINTEA VII, which will examine effective adult learning and education policies within a lifelong learning perspective and within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will jointly work on a new framework for action that will replace the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), adopted at CONFINTEA VI in 2009.

During CONFINTEA VII, Member States will be encouraged to enact policies, learning incentives, regulatory frameworks, and institutional structures and mechanisms to contribute to a human rights culture, social justice, shared values and sustainable development. In recognition of continuing advancements in artificial intelligence, special attention will be paid to using information and communications technologies to promote access to adult learning and education and inclusion.


Participants are nominated by the respective National Commissions for UNESCO.

More information

Conference website

  • Language of event: English, French

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