Futures of Education report launched in Latvia
On Wednesday, May 25, the UNESCO Futures of Education report Reimagining Our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education was launched in Latvia. The event was organized by the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and the University of Latvia.
In the opening remarks H.E. Anita Muižniece, Latvia’s Minister for Education and Science expressed deep appreciation for UNESCO’s contribution to shaping the future of education and driving sustainable change by promoting an open and strategic dialogue on what has to change in education. It is through this dialogue that the formula for the future of education should be sought to ensure a balance between the skills and competences necessary to a technologically advanced society, and this society’s need for empathy and emotional intelligence. Being a Member of the SDG4-Education 2030 High-level Steering Committee, the Minister stressed the importance of UNESCO's report as the intellectual foundation of the United Nations Transforming Education Summit in preparation for which Latvia takes an active role.
The report was presented by Mr Sobhi Tawil, UNESCO Director for the Future of Learning and Innovation. The event was attended by H.E. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Member of the International Commission for the Futures of Education, Prof. Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector of the University of Latvia, as well as the representatives of the academic sector and education stakeholders in Latvia.
A recording of the event is available here.
Photographs of the event are available here.