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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.

 

2022 CONFINTEA VII -
2017 CONFINTEA VI - Mid-Term Review
Suwon, Republic of Korea
2009 CONFINTEA VI
Belém, Brazil
2003 CONFINTEA V - Mid-Term Review
Bangkok, Thailand
1997 CONFINTEA V
Hamburg, Germany
1985 CONFINTEA IV
Paris, France
1972 CONFINTEA III
Tokyo, Japan
1960 CONFINTEA II
Montreal, Canada
1949 CONFINTEA I
Elsinore, Denmark