Regional Education Agenda

Including All Children in Quality Learning

Preparatory Meeting

A small girl practices writing in a kindergarten classroomA 1.5-day Preparatory Meeting was organized in Eskisehir, Turkey prior to the Ministerial Conference in October 2013 to prepare and validate the Call for Action and to mobilize and coordinate partner contributions to the follow up to the Call for Action. The Meeting brought together national experts from all countries in the region and international experts from the region and beyond.


The goal of the Preparatory Meeting was to bring together national and international experts from every country in the region to:

  • Draft and validate a Call for Action that will mobilize governments and partners in the region to accelerate their efforts to close equity gaps in education participation and learning
  • Coordinate partners’ contributions to the Ministerial Conference and its follow up
  • Discuss and apply recent research on equity in education access and learning

To learn more about the Preparatory Meeting, see the Concept Note.