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20
Jun
From20 June 2017
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised bySmart Villages and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) invite you to join us for a one-day event focusing on "Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development." The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 20

02
Dec
From2 December 2014
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byVSO

VSO has the pleasure to invite you to a paneldebate focused on the role
of /human capital/ in development.The debate will be followed by a cocktail
reception and photo exhibition, showcasing the work of some of the firstEU
Aid Volunteers in the Philippines and India.To confirm your participation and
register, click here: http://goo.gl/forms/4sbtS18YFa [1]

[1] http://goo.gl/forms/4sbtS18YFa

23
Feb
From23 February 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission, Unit DEVCO B4, Education, Health, Culture, Research

In the frame of the European Year for Development 2015, the External Cooperation Infopoint (Brussels) is hosting a series of events organised by the European Commission in cooperation with other partners to address specific issues within education for development.

19
Oct
From19 October 2015
in London (United Kingdom)
Organised byPrivatisation in Education Research Initiative, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Right to Education Project

See also on: http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF [1]

The *Privatisation in Education Research Initiative*, [2] the *Global
Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights* [3] and *the Right to
Education Project* [4] are organising a panel discussion titled *Setting
the Rules of the Game: how can regulations of private actors ensure the right
to education in the post-2015 setting?*

* *When? *Monday, 19 October 2015 from 18.00-20.00 BST
* *Where? *Clarke Hall [5], Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London,
WC1H 0AL.

Panellists will speak to the conditions within which the private sector can
partake in the education sector, in particular in light of the new Global
Goal 4 on education for all and the legal right to education. The discussion
will explore what regulations are needed to allow for responsible and
acceptable engagement of private actors in education, at a time when the
emergence of a range of low-fee private schools targeting poor communities,
including large-scale commercial chains, has sparked controversy [6] in a
number of developing countries. [7] These schools have been problematised
on a number of levels including social equality, quality of education, and
teachers’ conditions.

Still, private schools may have a role to play in education systems and the
challenge is therefore for governments to craft adequate regulations to
ensure the private sector plays a positive role, which does not undermine the
efforts to realise the Global Goals and the right to education. The panel
will include representatives from the public and private sectors, teachers
unions and civil society, and a lively debate is expected with clear
recommendations established for the way forward.

Confirmed speakers include John Rendel (Executive Director of Promoting
Equality in African Schools – PEAS [8]),  Sylvain Aubry (Research and
legal advisor, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights),
and Sylvia Mbataru (Legal office, the CRADLE, Kenya). The session will be
chaired by BBC Education Correspondent Sean Coughlan [9].

For more information and to RSVP, please email *info@periglobal.org* [10].
You can also check the Facebook event pag [11]e.We encourage you to share
this invitation widely with your networks.

[1] http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF
[2] http://www.periglobal.org/
[3] http://www.globalinitiative-escr.org/
[4] http://www.right-to-education.org/
[5] http://20bedfordway.com/clarke-hall/
[6] http://www.periglobal.org/sites/periglobal.org/files/Responses%20to%20Ec...
[7] http://globalinitiative-escr.org/advocacy/privatization-in-education-res...
[8] http://www.peas.org.uk
[9] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/correspondents/seancoughlan
[10] mailto:info@periglobal.org
[11] https://www.facebook.com/events/468799456615375/

06
Nov
From6 November 2017
in Bonn (Germany)
Organised byTRANSrisk and TERI

TRANSrisk and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will co-organise the event "Implementing NDCs: Diversity of Actors and Actions".

24
Sep
From
24 September 2019 to 26 September 2019
in (Nepal)
Organised byPolicy Forum on Development

Stakeholders from all over Asia will meet in Kathmandu, Nepal from 24 - 26 September to discuss development policies. More detailed information (agenda, contents) to follow soon in our meetings section.

14
Apr
From14 April 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byUnited Nations Regional Information Centre, United Nations Environment Programme, with support of Goethe Institut

Rural villagers from the Kona Forest villages in South India fight to
protect their agrarian way of life against powerful global forces in this
modern tale of David versus Goliath.

Film screening followed by Q&A with the film Director and UNEP Executive
Director's Special Advisor on post 2015 and Sustainable Development Goals

12
Jun
From12 June 2015
in Geneva (Switzerland)
Organised byGlobal Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The global growth of private actors in education presents many challenges
from a human rights perspective. As discussed during a side-event at the
Human Rights Council last year, increasing privatisation of education is
pushing already vulnerable groups deeper into poverty and furthering social
divisions, making it more difficult for states to fulfil their core
obligation to provide quality public education for all. Unfortunately, the
issues discussed last year have become more acute and the questions raised at
that time remain unanswered; in particular, which policies consistent with
human rights frameworks need to be adopted to effectively respond to these
challenges.

25
Nov
From25 November 2015
in 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Education Practitioners Network

Exclusion usually starts very early in life. Therefore, schools have a
central role in promoting fairer and more inclusive communities. This begins
in the classroom, with learner needs and experiences at the centre of all
decisions making. EPN's 2nd seminar will focus on how to achieve inclusion
in education for groups that are often excluded. Join us
[1] *14:00-17:00* on the*25th of November* at VLEVA [2] to take part in
the discussion!

[1] http://www.educationpn.com
[2] http://en.vleva.eu/