August 2nd – 7th 2021

An online event open to teachers, public authorities and everyone interested in international education.

AFS Intercultural Programs in Latin America and Spain, proposes the development of an international meeting of experts and educational authorities, who together with voluntary civil organizations will analyze, discuss and promote Education for Global Citizenship as a fundamental axis for the development of essential competencies for a more connected, sustainable and respectful of intercultural differences world. Today, as never before, globalization and the need to understand a hyper-connected world are evident.

Agenda 2021

Two events each day, register for each one independently to participate.

Visit our agenda in Spanish

First hour

☼ 4:00 P.M. New York

☼ 2:00 P.M. Costa Rica | Guatemala
☼ 3:00 P.M. Colombia | Ecuador | Mexico | Panama
☼ 4:00 P.M. Bolivia | Chile | Paraguay | Dominican Republic | Venezuela
☼ 5:00 P.M. Argentina | Brazil | Uruguay

☼ 9:00 P.M. Portugal
☼ 10:00 P.M. Spain

Second hour

☼ 6:00 P.M. New York

☼ 4:00 P.M. Costa Rica | Guatemala
☼ 5:00 P.M. Colombia | Ecuador | Mexico | Panama
☼ 6:00 P.M. Bolivia | Chile | Paraguay | Dominican Republic | Venezuela
☼ 7:00 P.M. Argentina | Brazil | Uruguay

☼ 11:00 P.M. Portugal
☼ 12:00 P.M. Spain (August 3)

3 de agosto | 400 PM


Main event

The main language of this event will be English with translations in Spanish and Portuguese

Conferencia | Overview of Latin America in Global Competences according to PISA test

  • 16:00 EST
  • Speaker: Andreas Schleicher | Director of Education and Skills, and Special Adviser on Educational Policy to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • Moderator: Ivone de León | Board Member AFS Intercultural Programs
  • Host: Ana Carolina Cassiano | Head of Educational Development AFS
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Main topics

In an increasingly polarized world where racism, intolerance and hatred of those who are different are growing every day, it is imperative to educate the citizens of the future to change this trajectory and become global citizens who understand the interdependence of the world and celebrate the diversity that surrounds them. With these themes as a guide, Global Education Week will explore the following topics:
  • The urgency and importance to educate in intercultural competencies.
  • Challenges and opportunities for promoting global citizenship in times of pandemic
  • Developing a comprehensive mind when borders are closed
  • Global competencies, values ​​and strengthening democracy
  • Global competencies, educational justice and social justice
  • The classroom as an ideal environment for the development of empathy and global competence
  • Global competencies in teacher training curriculum and in student education
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Improve performance in contexts of high uncertainty
  • Valuing what is essential (life, health, affections)
  • Ability to anticipate situations and foresee response conditions