World Congress

Education International is governed by the World Congress. Every four years, it brings together delegates from all EI member organisations and observers from international organisations and intergovernmental agencies with which EI maintains on-going relations.

The World Congress adopts a four-year programme,budget and policy resolutions and elects the Executive Board, which monitors and implements EI’s activities. The Executive Board meets at least once a year to steer the implementation of decisions taken at the Congress. The Secretariat headquarters of EI is in Brussels, Belgium. We have regional offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and the Caribbean.

World Congress Reports

After each Congress, a comprehensive proceedings report is published. Please follow the links below to access the reports.

1st World Congress, Harare, 1995

Materials for this Congress were developed in WordPerfect, and while they are still available in the EI Archives, they are not easily converted to current file formats. Please contact for further information. 


2nd World Congress, Washington, 1998

Materials for this Congress, in an older file format of Microsoft Word, are still available in the EI Archives. Please contact for further information.


3rd World Congress, Jomtien, 2001


4th World Congress, Porto Alegre, 2004


5th World Congress, Berlin, 2007

6th World Congress, Cape Town, 2011


7th World Congress, Ottawa, 2015

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