Official Partnership with UNESCO (Consultative Status) Established

Since its establishment in 2015, the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO) has been working in line with global UNESCO-policies and guidelines for education, culture and sustainable development. It has therefore been an aim of the network to connect more directly with UNESCO and it is therefore a great pleasure to announce that ENO has now officially obtained the status of an NGO in partnership with UNESCO (consultative status). As a network of scholars and practitioners dedicated to promoting arts and cultural education by stimulating new research in the field and facilitating the exchange of research findings and innovative practice, this new designation will not only help us to share our expertise in global UNESCO contexts, but also to take an even more active part in research-based advocacy and policymaking. In this context, ENO’scontribution to the consultation process for the new UNESCO Framework for Culture and Arts Education represents a crucial first step towards these important objectives.