Launch of the 2021 Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Report on Inclusion and Education

The launch of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2021 for Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia: Inclusion and education will take place online on Friday 12 February.

The Agency has worked with the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report team and the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) to produce the report, which continues the main 2020 GEM Report theme of Inclusion and Education: All means all. It provides information on inclusive education and progress in 30 education systems of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

The report includes evidence-based recommendations for education policy-makers and other stakeholders to improve inclusion in education and to strengthen their implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. In addition, the report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on education systems and how countries in the region responded to the pandemic. It specifically highlights those learners who already faced disadvantages before the pandemic, including girls, learners with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

The launch event will provide an overview of the main findings of the regional report. It will also present progress in inclusive education in countries across the region and launch a series of webinars connected to the themes of the report. The Agency will be represented by Amanda Watkins and Verity Donnelly.

Register for the event at: The launch will also be streamed live on the GEM Report Facebook page. It is aimed at education stakeholders, including policy‑makers, teachers, parents and learners. Simultaneous translation in English and Russian and English sign language interpretation will be available.

Children clap to music in a preschool at the Social Services and Child Protection agency in Istanbul
Children clap to music in a pre-school at the Social Services and Child Protection agency in Istanbul. The agency provides adult literacy classes, runs an early childhood development centre and offers parent-education courses using materials developed by UNICEF's Family and Child Training (FACT) programme. ©UNICEF/UNI42671/Roger LeMoyne

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