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The High-level Conference on Education in Emergencies “Investing in safe and quality education for every child” is co-organised by the European Commission (DG ECHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The event will take place on 22 March 2023 in Brussels, on the margins of the European Humanitarian Forum. The registration process for the Conference is separate from the Forum.

The Conference comes at a time when the complexity and duration of crises increases, with growing levels of displacement which severely impact children and youth, attacks on education, global learning losses, and a structural underinvestment of the education sector. The event intends to follow up on the outcomes of the Transforming Education Summit and translate its commitments into concrete actions, stepping up engagement on education in humanitarian response by the EU and its Member States.

Through high-level panel discussions and testimonies from the affected youth, this Conference will make the case for education in emergency situations, call for increased and coordinated investment in a nexus approach, strengthening whole-child approach in education, enhancing quality for stronger learning outcomes, and protecting the right to education.

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