European Student Consultation for the UNESCO WHEC 2022

by | Nov 22, 2021 | Events, News

The 23rd of November the Global Student Forum organizes the European Student Consultation to provide input towards the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022. Hosted by the Global Student Forum, in partnership with the European Students’ Union, the meeting will start at 13:10 CEST and finish at 15:10 CEST.

The objective of this first regional student consultation is to raise student’s awareness for WHEC 2022 and capture the inputs and demands from the international student movement. As experts in higher education policy and governance from Europe, Africa, North and Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific, the Global Student Forum and its regional student federations offer a unique first hand perspective paired with policy-led considerations contributing to the knowledge production in the run up to the conference. 

The UNESCO World Higher Education Conference is a key moment for the global higher education community. As the representative voice of higher education students worldwide the Global Student Forum and its membership hold unprecedented stakes when it comes to the conference outcomes. 

Student representatives taking part in this consultation will together agree on a process to articulate a common student position and joint declaration in the months leading up to the World Higher Education Conference. By performing a SWOT analysis on each of the 10 conference themes, national unions featured in the event will kick-off an unprecedented policy writing process aimed at deliberating a vision for worldwide higher education in the coming decade from a student perspective. 

The consultation will furthermore serve as a kickoff to launch a worldwide student union campaign aimed at lobbying national delegations to include elected student leaders into their ranks at the World Higher Education Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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