As a result of the major transformations that arise from globalization, digitalization and more complex and diverse societies, we need to develop education policies that equip our children, young people and adults for an uncertain and changing future.
How can we achieve a future where all citizens are fully involved and integrated? How can we ensure high-quality and inclusive education systems in such a dynamic and rapidly changing society? What skills and education policies are needed to foster an active citizenship that is committed to sustainable development? What measures ought to be taken to establish articulated mechanisms for the international financing of education?
The new Education Working Group will hold meetings on 12-13 April, 11-12 June, and 3-4 September. It will hold a joint session with the Employment Working Group on 4 September. The Education Ministerial Meeting will take place on 5 September, with a Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting on 6 September.
The Education Working Group will be coordinated by the Argentine Ministry of Education and will address two main issues:
SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK
In a scenario of deep social transformation, it is fundamental to discuss the education pillars for the foreseeable future. In this context, there is a pressing need to identify the skills that will be required to achieve full integration of citizens to society, particularly in the labour market, guarantying their full human development throughout their lives. These challenges drive us to reflect on cognitive, non-cognitive and digital skills, and how we can promote them through innovative and inclusive education policies, with a special focus on the most vulnerable groups.
The future of education will have to be coupled with transformation and innovation processes that must be backed with the strengthening of international policies for financing education. At the Hamburg Summit, G20 leaders agreed to examine the UN Secretary-General's proposal to establish an International Finance Facility for education taking into account other existing initiatives, such as the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait. In this context, is of paramount importance to establish consensus on the articulated management of international financing mechanisms, exploring challenges and opportunities.