Youth engagement

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Youth engagement 

The Transforming Education Summit, convened by the UN Secretary-General, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for key stakeholders to come together and map a new path for education, and youth engagement is at the heart of the Transforming Education Summit.

At the Pre-Summit at UNESCO in Paris on 28-30 June 2022, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed called on youth to rally towards building a global movement for education transformation.

The Pre-Summit, and especially the Youth Forum on 28 June 2022, generated momentum and amplified young people's voices and ideas in decision-making and in the lead up to the Summit in September 2022. It created space for inter-generational dialogue between youth and key decision-makers, ensuring that young people's aspirations for the futures of education are brought to the forefront.

Young people all over the world are encouraged to continue engaging in the Summit process and build a movement on Transforming Education.

Here are a few ideas and entry points to make your voices heard:

Youth Declaration

Young people all over the world are encouraged to shape and influence this crucial document.  More information about the Youth Declaration consultation process.

Latest documents and discussions can be found on the Youth Declaration discussion forum. The forum page is also a space for posting your thoughts and ideas.  

Youth Forum @ UNESCO 

If you have missed the Youth Forum in Paris, or want to re-live good memories, you can watch the recording. 

Watch 28 June 2022 UNESCO HQ Room I - afternoon session

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Looking for more information check the full TES pre-Summit page.  

You can also share your feedback on the Youth Forum and Pre Summit by completing the short online survey.

Want to get inspired? Read this #TransformingEducation Youth opinion piece published by Youth Leaders on the occasion of the Youth Forum.

Make your voice heard!

If you haven’t done so yet, it is not too late to share your innovative and inspirational ideas on what you have done or would do to transform education by submitting a video.

Videos will be featured on the Summit's Knowledge Hub, and selected videos may be shown at the Summit.

Here is the brief:

Calling all youth from around the world! You are invited to share your innovative and inspirational ideas on what you have done or would do to transform education. What do we mean by transform? We mean change, innovate, reconstruct, reimagine… 

Send in your 30-second video testimonies focusing on one of these 5 themes
1. Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools
2. Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
3. Learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development
4. Digital learning and transformation
5. Financing of education

Watch a selection of video testimonies aired at the Pre-Summit in June. 

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Read the guidelines for clear directions on how to record and submit your video testimony. Don’t forget that a signed consent form (which can be found below) is needed with your video submission!

Engage in the Summit's online discussion forums

Connect with the online community and provide your input. 

Sign up (you will receive an email confirmation automatically if not check spam box), check out the discussion threads and have your say! 

World Largest Lesson’s Transforming Education Survey

If you are a student aged 10+, you can also take part in the World Largest Lesson’s Transforming Education Survey to share your views on education and what you would like from it. The Survey is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Urdu and open from July 2022 to January 2023.

Engage in national consultations

National consultations are taking place around the world, you can ask the organisers to take partake in the consultations.

Spread the word

We invite all of you to communicate on the Summit and share your thoughts and ideas on Transforming Education. Key information and resources are on the TES Trello board

We encourage you to follow @TransformingEdu on Twitter and use #TransformingEducation 

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