EU increases its commitment to Global Partnership for Education with a pledge of €700m for 2021-2027
Posted: 15 June, 2021
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the European Union is pledging €700 million for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help transform education systems for more than one billion girls and boys in up to 90 countries and territories.
Created in 2002 to deliver on global education commitments made at the Dakar World Education Forum and the Millennium Summit, the GPE is the only global partnership for education that brings together representatives of all education stakeholder groups including partner countries, donors, international organisations, civil society groups, foundations and the private sector.
The GPE’s vision is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Its three main goals are:
- Improved and more equitable learning outcomes;
- Increased equity, gender equality and inclusion;
- Efficient and effective education systems.