This project is the materialization of the initiative proposed in the Transforming Education Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions in a rapidly changing world. The project runs from September 2022 to June 2023 with activities of Global Mapping of relevant cases, Intergenerational Dialogues, and advocacy.​

​The scope of this joint work is on the transition from secondary to higher education, including university and higher technical and vocational education and training. Through UNESCO IESALC’s network in higher education and UNESCO-ICUA’s network among upper secondary schools, the YPTEP can bring together two generations of innovative minds  whose exchanges on experiences and expectations, for both current and transitional stages in education, can impact various educational realities.  ​

It also seeks to inspire educational stakeholders, decision makers and young people themselves, to prepare for a more wanted and suitable future in innovative pedagogy to transform education in the present, for the post-pandemic era and for the broader future of achieving SDGs.​

What does the project aim to?

  • Explore how different generations of students have been involved in student-centered learning process with the adoption of digital tools and broader forms of innovation​
  • Provide further recommendations on how student-in-transition can potentially use technology and techniques to improve efficiency of self-initiated learning​
  • Explain the role of teachers and other education stakeholders to support innovative learning and improve teaching and learning practices​

What are the main deliverables?

Inter-generational dialogues

As part of the YPTEP activities, Inter-generational Dialogues can be organized among students from different “generations” with policymakers and other educations stakeholders. Students from different regions are invited to get together with whom they share similar passions and experiences in transforming educational pedagogy through innovation to further the conversation on their current practices, future expectations, and possible innovative avenues. Such dialogues are youth-led and generally organized for 1.5 hours in total with interactions.   ​

Dialogues are organized in two categories – by themes and by national. 

Thematic Dialogues 

Are organized by UNESCO IESALC and ICUA at a multi-national or multi-regional scope. 

a) Kickoff Dialogue

b) South-South Dialogue

c) Dialogue for women and girls

National Dialogues 

Can be hosted by UNESCO field office, national Ministry of Education, UNESCO National Commission, ASPnet National Coordinator, UNESCO Chairs, and other UNESCO partners.