The United Kingdom (UK) plays host to the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers.
The Education World Forum takes place from 22 to 25 January 2017. The event sees ministers and their senior advisers representing over 80 per cent of the world’s population gather to debate future education policy.
The event is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Department for International Development (DfID), the British Council and the EWF industry partners.
The 2017 Forum offers three days of insight and inspiration from leading education pioneers, policy makers and education experts, with many of the sessions given by education ministers themselves as part of an honest assessment of countries’ common issues and challenges.
The 2017 theme is teaching, testing, talent and technology. Issues are explored in a series of keynote debates, ministerial exchanges and plenary sessions that bring experts, educators and policy makers representing the majority of the world’s population together.
Dominic Savage, Forum director, said: “In a period of huge political, cultural and economic change, in the UK and internationally, there can be no doubt that education’s importance increases. While it’s vital that we build the skills needed for innovation, entrepreneurialism, problem-solving and addressing conflict, it is equally crucial that we work together to find global as well as national solutions to the challenges that we all face. The Education World Forum was developed to enable these collaborative discussions so that all nations can support their most valuable resource; their people. ”
The event is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for International Development (DfID) and the British Council, along with the EWF industry partners.