UNESCO Global education monitoring report, 2019 on "Migration, displacement and education: building bridges, not walls"

Posted on 11/Feb/2020 by CHILD-UP team

The 2019 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report was particularly interesting for CHILD-UP, since it aimed at analysing the relation among migration flows, forced displacement and educational strategies in the world.

In the forewords to the document, UNESCO GEM team of experts underlines the originality of this study “first of its kind to explore these issues in-depth across all parts of the world”.

The Report was published as the international community finalised two important international pacts: the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and the Global Compact on Refugees. In fact, these agreements – coupled with the global education commitments described in the fourth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) – highlighted the need to address education for migrants and the displaced.

Find out more about the 2019 report here.

What about the 2020 GEM report? At the beginning of 2020, UNESCO published the concept note to the latest study of the GEM team, which will focus on “Inclusion and education”. Furthermore, in January 2020, with the aim of collecting data and implementing its online database on Education Inequalities (WIDE), the GEM team also launched a new online monitoring tool on Education progress that could represent a useful instrument for researchers, policy-makers and educational practitioners.

Finally, a complementary new online platform of Education Profiles prepared by the GEM Report team will be launched in April 2020 describing countries’ laws and policies on inclusion and education, another crucial subject of the CHILD-UP project.

To get more information on the 2020 report, visit the official webpage here and download its concept note.

CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.

Consult our project partners webpage to discover your nearest CHILD-UP partner and/or contact our Communication, Dissemination and Impact working group at

Download the CHILD-UP brochure, and/or subscribe here beside.

Keep following CHILD-UP!

Subscribe to join our community, receive updates on the project’s latest releases, news from the world of children’s agency in education and many other infos you might be interested in!
en English