Response to UNESCO’s ‘Education in a Post-Covid World’ Report

In UNESCO’s Progress Update on the Futures of Education, published in March 2021, UNESCO denied the value of Self-Directed Education and autonomous learning, despite much significant scientific evidence to support its efficacy. Considering such a stance could seriously jeopardise the UN agenda 2030 to lead to a regenerative education by 2050 for more just and sustainable futures.

Gabriel Groiss, Vice-Chair of the European Democratic Education Community (EUDEC), initiated the following response to UNESCO with the contribution of various actors for change worldwide:

As a result, a Global Alliance to claim the full respect of Human Rights in education has emerged. Should you wish to join this group, please get in touch with Gabriel by email at and let’s unite for sustainable futures.