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First Preparatory Meeting for the Regional Conference on Higher Education – CRES+5

22 March, 2023 - 23 March, 2023

The first preparatory meeting for the Regional Conference on Higher Education CRES+5, which will be held in Cordoba, Argentina, on March 22-23, 2023, will examine the state of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean: its achievements and pending challenges. This initial meeting will serve to approve the agenda of the CRES + 5: thematic axes, questions to be asked, as well as a methodology that guarantees the participation of all stakeholders in the region and the follow-up of the 2018-2028 Action Plan. 

This preparatory meeting is open to representatives of the following organizations: 

  • University networks in the region (2 representatives per network) 
  • Governments’ representatives (2 per country) 
  • National Councils of Rectors (1 per Council) 
  • Quality assurance agencies (1 per agency) 
  • Teaching and non-teaching personnel unions (1 per union) 
  • Student organizations (1 per organization) 
  • Regional and international organizations (OEI, SEGIB, CELAC, FLACSO, CLACSO, among others, as observers).


March 22nd 

Schedule  Session  Type 
9.30 – 10.30  Opening speeches by the representatives of the convening entities.  Plenary 
10.30 – 11.15  Conference by Dr. Hugo O. Juri / UNC: From the Grito de Córdoba to the Future of Higher Education in the region.  Plenary 
11.15 – 11.30  Coffee break   
11.30 – 12.15  Presentation of the CRES+5 draft agenda and proposed methodology (UNESCO IESALC)   
12.15 – 14.00  Discussion and amendments to the draft agenda and proposed methodology   Plenary 
14.00 – 15.00  Lunch   
15.00 – 16.00  Continuation of discussion and amendments to the draft agenda and proposed methodology   Plenary 
16.00 – 16.15  Coffee break   
16.15 – 17.00  Reformulation of the agenda and new proposal, for approval by acclamation  Plenary 
17.00  End of the day   


March 23rd 

Schedule  Session  Type 
9.30 – 11.15  Work in groups to suggest priorities to be discussed at CRES+5 under each thematic axis and/or areas within each of them that should be reviewed or included.  Work in parallel rooms 
11.15 – 11.30  Coffee break   
11.30 – 13.00  Sharing of each group’s proposals and discussion  Plenary 
13.00 – 14.00  Adjournment of the meeting and announcements on next steps  Plenary 
14.00 – 15.00  Lunch   

For more information on this meeting please contact director.iesalc@unesco.org

Download the Agenda Córdoba

Download the proposed methodology


22 March, 2023
23 March, 2023