ANGEL International Conference 2023

ANGEL International Conference Fourth Edition 

June 19/20th, 2023
UNESCO Headquarters, 7 Pl. de Fontenoy, Paris, France

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The Academic Network for Global Education & Learning (ANGEL), in partnership with UNESCO, will be organising its fourth international conference on 19 & 20 June 2023, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The the theme of the event is ‘Global Education & Learning for a Just, Peaceful and Sustainable World”

After years of online interaction, the event aims to bring together academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world for two exciting face-to-face days of sessions covering research relevant to Development Education, Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education.

The two days Conference will offer a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, paper presentations, and networking. 



  • Global Citizenship Education for Social Justice
  • Peace Education in a World of Conflict and Discord
  • Global Education and Learning for a Sustainable World


Arjun Appadurai

Emeritus Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and Max Weber Global Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York.

Mirian Vilela

Executive Director of the Earth Charter International and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace. She coordinates the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter.

Arjen E.J. Wals

Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University where he holds the UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development. 

Stefania Giannini

UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education since 2018, is the top UN official in the field. She provides strategic vision and leadership in coordinating and monitoring the Education 2030 Agenda, encompassed in Sustainable Development Goal 4

Elina Lehtomäki

Professor of Global Education at the University of Oulu, Finland, whew she leads the research team Education, Diversity, Globalisation and Ethics. 

Sobhi Tawil

Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation Team at UNESCO where he currently leads the Futures of Education Initiative, as well as work on technology and innovation in education. 

English will be the working language of the conference.

MAIN conference goals

  • Exploration and analysis of the process of developing the new Declaration on Global Education to 2050
  • Exploration and analysis of UNESCO’s Futures of Education Initiative
  • Sharing outcomes on relevant and current research on Global Education & Learning, Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainability
  • Connecting researchers, Civil Society Organisations an international policy makers


  • Academic Network of Global Education and Learning (ANGEL)
  • Institute Of Education, UCL’s Faculty of Education & Society
  • Global Education Network Europe (GENE)
  • UNESCO Chair in GCED in Higher EducationUniversity of Bologna

co-Funded by:

  • Academic Network of Global Education and Learning (ANGEL)
  • Global Education Network Europe (GENE)
  • European Union (EU)

For further Information please see the main event web page


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