12 February: Launch of the 2021 Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia report Inclusion in education: All means all, virtual event, 10:00-11:00 CET
The global launch of the Report on February 12 shared the Report's findings and recommendations, and set the scene for a series of thematic and sub-regional webinars hosted with partners from across the region. Speakers included Manos Antoninis, Director of the GEM Report, Lana Jurko, Executive Director of the Network for Education Policy Centres, and European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education representatives Deputy Director, Amanda Watkins and Senior Project Officer, Verity Donnelly. The event was moderated by Nedim Krajsnik, Deputy Director of CEI-Step by Step Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Launch event: English
16 February: 2021 Eurasia regional report discussion with Open Society Foundations, virtual event, 13:30 CET, closed
The GEM Report and partners joined Open Society Foundation education coordinators from central and eastern europe to discuss the findings and recommendations from the 2021 regional report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
19 February: Trends in Education Development Conference, organized by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
The GEM Report and partners presented key findings from the 2021 Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia report Inclusion in education: All means all, during the 18th annual conference hosted by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. In 2021 the conference will address the theme Trends in Education: Inequality in Education: Global Trends and Contested Visions.
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1 March: Co-hosted youth dialogue on 2021 Eurasia regional report with GSF, ESU and OBESSU
To mark Zero Discrimination Day 2021, the GEM Report team, the Global Student Forum, the European Students Union and the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions convened an interactive webinar on the findings and recommendations from the 2021 Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia report on inclusion and education: All means all. The discussion led to a joint youth statement calling on governments and regional organizations to fulfil their commitments to ensure the right to education for all, highlighting the essential role of students and youth to act as a watchdog to monitor government commitments for the right to inclusive education. The statement will form the backbone of the group’s joint advocacy initiatives and campaigns throughout 2021 and beyond.
15 April: FIERST EU Final Conference (closed event)
The GEM Report and partners joined a high level panel to discuss findings and recommendations from the 2021 regional report as part of the FIERST EU final conference. To find out more about the FIERST project visit the Teach for All site.
26 May: European Agency Biannual meeting of Country Representatives, closed event for EASNIE members (closed event)
The GEM Report's Director Manos Antoninis joined representatives from the Network of Education Policy Centers and European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education to present the findings and recommendations of the 2021 regional report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to representatives from the Agency 35 member countries and jurisdictions.
07 June: Sub regional launch of the 2021 Regional Report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia - 15:00 Almaty time/ 11:00 CEST
The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office hosted a sub regional launch of the 2021 regional report on inclusion and education. The event launched the Russian language version of the regional report and discuss findings and recommendations relevant to Central Asia and Southern Caucasus. Moderated by Elena Lenskaya Director of the Centre for Education Policy Studies at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences the discussion focused on the experiences of countries involved in the Regional Report.
28 June - 2 July: NEPC Summer School 2021 “Bridging Equity Gaps in Education”, virtual session
Hosted by regional report partner NEPC’s the 2021 Summer School was dedicated to the topic of equity in education.The GEM Report’s Director Manos Antoninis joined the faculty to share the reports findings and recommendations with students.
29 June: Teachers as agents for change for inclusive education (public webinar) 12:30:13:35 CEST
The GEM Report, NEPCs, EASNIE and the UNESCO Teachers Task Force convened an interactive webinar on the findings and recommendations from the 2021 regional report. The event spotlighted the activities of teachers as change makers across the region working to ensure that every child has the right to go to school and learn regardless of who they are and where they live. The experiences provided insights into innovative practices profiled in the regional report and connected networks of teachers working to overcome barriers and fulfil the right to inclusive education for all.
01 July: ADA 5th International Education Conference, 13:00-14:00 CEST
The GEM Report’s Senior Policy Analyst Anna D’Addio joined participants at the 5th ADA International Education Conference to present key findings and recommendations from the 2021 Eurasia Regional Report.
08 July: Education Trade Unions Taking the Lead in the Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities in post-COVID-19 times - Central and Eastern Europe Round Table 2021 (closed event)
Key findings and recommendations from the 2021 regional report's chapter on teachers were discussed during the annual meeting of representatives from the European Trade Union Committee for Education.
13 July: Technical Workshop on ensuring quality and inclusive early childhood care and education for all (closed event)
The GEM Report in cooperation with UNICEF’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia hosted a technical workshop focused on strengthening quality and inclusive ECCE provision across Europe and Central Asia. The workshop presented the latest evidence on early childhood education and inclusion for a newly released GEM Report policy paper on the topic.
4-5 October: ETUCE Project Closing Conference on embracing diversity and inclusion in education (closed event)
The GEM Report will join representatives from European trade unions to discuss findings from the 2021 Eurasia regional report at the ETUCE Project Closing Conference on Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in Education.
6 October: UN ESCAP North and Central Asia subregional SDG Forum
The GEM Report will join UNESCO Almaty colleagues to discuss the Eurasia regional report in a session on SDG 4 during a subregional forum on the SDG's hosted by UN ESCAP.
Representatives from the UNESCO Bishkek Antenna Office will join a roundtable hosted by the Kyrgyz Association of Education to present the 2021 Eurasia regional report.
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