The world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers

20–23 January 2019 — London, UK

1263 delegates
95 countries

Represented since 2013

Rt Hon Damian Hinds

Secretary of State for Education

Education World Forum Forum

Official photograph

Andreas Schleicher


HRH Princess Beatrice of York

EWF Reception & Dinner

Panel Debate

Panel debate

The Education World Forum is the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers. Delegates representing over two-thirds of the world’s population gather in the UK in January each year to debate future education policy. The event comprises three days of insight and inspiration from pioneers, policy makers and experts, with many sessions given by education ministers themselves as part of an honest assessment of education’s common issues and challenges.

The forum is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for Education, the Department for International Trade, the Department for International Development, the British Council and industry partners.



Global Education Conversation

Gavin Dykes



The Education World Forum is supported by