Over the last three decades, globalisation has presented a new set of challenges and opportunities for policy-makers and implementers in the field of education. Global actors are reshaping the priorities, approaches and agendas of the international community with large repercussions for national and local governments. Similarly, the governance arrangements used to achieve international policy agendas, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, have undergone noticeable changes. In this context, the traditional role of the state is gradually evolving, with non-state, regional and international actors playing an increasingly large role in policy and governance.
The thematic cluster focuses, in particular, on the following sub-themes: