“The emergence of the Global Student Forum would not have been possible without the support of our strategic partners, critical friends and allies. They helped to facilitate the initial discussions between regional student federations and contributed to building the foundation of our organisation. Our partners furthermore provide spaces in which we can make the global voice of students heard.”

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

OSF provides thousands of grants every year through a network of national and regional foundations and offices, funding a vast array of projects— many of them now shaped by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Education International

    Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees around the globe. It promotes the principle that quality education, funded publicly, should be available to every student in every country regardless of race. Education International advocates for equity in society by working to combat xenophobia and racism, and challenging discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and racial or ethnic origin or characteristics.

    In addition, Education International assists the development of independent democratic organizations to represent teachers and other education employees that represent and promote the interests of teachers and other education employees on the international level. The organisation also works with other global federations of unions to promote and achieve solidarity in education.

      100 Million Campaign 

      The 100 Million campaign is a call to action for a world where all young people are free, safe and educated.

      100 Million supports young people to mobilise to end violence against children, eradicate child labour, and ensure education, breaking the cycles of illiteracy, poverty and violence for good. Inspired by the strength and impact of former child slaves who have now become successful activists and rescuers themselves, 100 Million supports and empowers youth mobilisation, and aims to increase global compassion and understanding to create a world where all young people are safe and learning in school, not earning to survive.

        Global Campaign for Education 

        The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that promotes and defends education as a basic human right. It campaigns and advocates at the international, regional and national level to put pressure on governments and the international community to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.

        Today, the GCE represent over 100 national and regional education coalitions and international organisations including the Global Student Forum. Their membership is comprised of a huge variety of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ organisations, parents’ associations, women’s group, disabled people’s organisation, youth and student groups, academic or research institutions and child rights campaigners. GCE’s national coalitions encompass many thousands of civil society organisations and represent millions of individual across the world.

        Scholars at Risk  

        Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. By arranging temporary academic positions at member universities and colleges, Scholars at Risk offers safety to scholars facing grave threats, so scholars’ ideas are not lost and they can keep working until conditions improve and they are able to return to their home countries.

        Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries, monitoring of attacks on higher education communities worldwide, and leadership in deploying new tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere.