UNESCO Director-General to attend first European Education Summit in Brussels

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© UNESCO/Christelle ALIX
23 January 2018

Paris, 24 January—The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Brussels on 24 and 25 January on the occasion of the first European Education Summit, organized by the European Commission.

Ms Azoulay will address education ministers and stakeholders at the opening session of the Summit, which aims to lay the foundations for a European Educational Area by 2025 with a particular focus on innovation, inclusion and values-based education.

In her address, the Director-General will highlight the synergies between Europe’s ambitions regarding education and Sustainable Development Goal Four for inclusive quality education and lifelong learning adopted by the United Nations in late 2015, for which UNESCO is the lead UN Agency.

The creation of a European Educational Area was approved at the meeting of European heads of state or government in Gothenburg (Sweden) in November last year.

During her first visit to Brussels as Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Azoulay will hold bilateral meetings with several European Commissioners, notably Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission.

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Media contact: Laetitia Kaci, l.kaci@unesco.org, +33 1 45 68 17 72.

Provisional Agenda

 

Wednesday, 24 January

1.30 pm          Bilateral meeting with Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission

                       European Commission / Berlaymont

5.45 pm          Bilateral meeting with Mr Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis

                       Commission européenne / Berlaymont

Thursday, 25 January

08.30 am       Bilateral meeting with M. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development

                       European Commission / Berlaymont

09.35 am        Address to the First European Education Summit, organized by M. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

                                                The Square, Monts des Arts