17 Jan

UNESCO’s Futures of Education

UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.

The following online engagement channels are now open for contribution and are each available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

These consist of:


We welcome organizations and networks which would like to provide inputs to the International Commission on the Futures of Education by organizing the following:

  • Focus Group Discussions: Focus groups discussions on the futures of education may be organized with a range of stakeholders. The insights gained through these focus group discussions will be synthesized by UNESCO and presented to the International Commission as input into the development of the global report. Guidelines for the organization of Focus Group Discussions can be downloaded here.
  • Reports to the International Commission: UNESCO invites its partners and organizations broadly interested in the futures of education to organize seminars or workgroups that result in a written report prepared especially for the International Commission on the Futures of Education. Input is welcome on key challenges for the future and ways of addressing them, as well as on opportunities foreseen. We invite you to coordinate your planned activities with UNESCO’s Education Research and Foresight Programme and to submit your report to the Commission by email to Written reports (maximum 10pp), will be accepted in any of the 6 UN working languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian), and should be received before 30 June 2020.

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