70th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference in Prague

70th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference in Prague

Conditions of  Early Childhood Education today:
A foundation for a sustainable future

 

With the UN and UNESCO consultative status, OMEP is actively involved  in a number of initiatives in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)  which will contribute to achieving the  United Nations SDGs,  especially SDG4 – Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The OMEP worldwide assembly and international conference is happening now in Prague, Czech Republic,  June 25 – 29. The focus is on the Early Years. Each year the OMEP holds a World Assembly attended by delegations from more than 60 countries in the world.

Lat year nearly 600 early childhood researchers, practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and future teachers from around the world joined the Conference in  Opatija, Croatia.

The OMEP was founded 70 years ago, in August 1948, at the worldwide conference held at Charles University on the topic of “Childhood and Global Society”. The idea behind it was to create an organisation that would strive to improve education and the general situationfor small children all over the world, regardless of their race, gender, religion, nationality or social origin.

The aims and objectives of OMEP are to defend and promote the rights of the child with special emphasis on the right to education and care worldwide. To this end, OMEP shall help any undertaking which could promote access to quality early childhood education and care.

Read the 2018 programme here

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