Reflections on CONFINTEA VII results and the Marrakech Framework for Action: the online Workshop of European Eastern Neighbours

On 4th of October 2022 the Regional project of Eastern Neighbours organised its first event in cooperation with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). There were about 50 participants from six countries: Armenia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine and Moldova.

Dr. Katarina Popovic, the Secretary General of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) provided participants with a review of the CONFINTEA VII and the MFA She pointed out the important aspects of the CONFINTEA VII preparation process and the key findings of UNESCO’s Fifth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 5):  “adult education still does not reach those who need it most.” The main messages of the MFA were conveyed to the workshop participants, including the conviction that ALE can secure peace, strengthen democracy, and promote peaceful living together. The latter is more important than ever today. 

The second session of the workshop started with a virtual panel on advocating and implementing CONFINTEA’s recommendations and acknowledgements onto national policies, moderated by Dr. Katarina Popovic. Both approaches of state authorities and civil society organisations were discussed.  Katarina designed the panel as a mosaic of different approaches to MFA through the lens of speakers from three different countries.

This online workshop provided an opportunity for local civil society organisations (CSOs) and public agencies to receive a general overview of the CONFINTEA processes, discuss approaches for advocacy and share ideas on implementing the Marrakesh Framework for Action (MFA) recommendations. 

Find the full report here on the DVV International website

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