A joint vision for secondary and higher education for all in Europe

published 19 May 2017 updated 30 August 2022

The present joint action programme is proposed by the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the European Students’ Union (ESU), and Education International (EI) to their members and partners, in order to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 related goals, which the United Nations adopted in September 2015.

In order to realise the transformative power of education, stakeholders in the area of secondary and tertiary education must build on the 25 years of experiences and achievements of the Education for All-movement, which has shown that it is possible to advance the agenda of ensuring access to education through national and international partnerships. While recognising early childhood and primary education as central to the right to education, this joint action programme represents the first steps towards creating a strong partnership for secondary and tertiary education in Europe.