From 15 to 17 June 2022, the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. Under the motto ‘Adult learning and education for sustainable development – a transformative agenda’, this conference will bring together stakeholders from across the globe to shape the future of adult learning and education over the next decade. Participants will take stock of achievements in adult learning and education, discuss challenges, and develop a new framework for action to make adult learning and education a reality around the world. CONFINTEA VII is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco and co-organized with UNESCO. The programme agenda is currently available here in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Over 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the hybrid conference, which will examine effective adult learning and education policies within a lifelong learning perspective and within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participation is upon invitation only. Register here.
The International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) is a UNESCO intergovernmental (Category II) conference for policy dialogue on adult learning and education and related research and advocacy. CONFINTEA has taken place every 12 to 13 years since the late 1940s. The first conference was held in 1949 in Elsinore (Denmark), followed by Montreal (Canada) in 1960; Tokyo (Japan) in 1972; Paris (France) in 1985; Hamburg (Germany) in 1997; and Belém (Brazil) in December 2009. In 2009, CONFINTEA VI led to the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) which recognizes the critical role of lifelong learning in addressing global educational issues and challenges. Participating countries committed to making progress in five key areas of adult learning and education: policy; governance; financing; participation, inclusion and equity; and quality. Learn more