From 29th to 31st October 2011 in Doha, Qatar OBESSU Board member Ivica Alpeza took part in the Learners’ Voice Programme together with other 29 learners from all over the world. All the learners, including Ivica took active part in the World Innovation Summit for Education addressed on “Changing Societies, Changing Education” that followed after the Learners’ Voice Programme and took place from 1st to 3rd November 2011, inDoha, Qatar.

In general, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, launched in 2009 under the aegis of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Over and above the annualSummit, WISE is an international initiative and platform for a multitude of established and new educational actors to collaborate proactively all year round. The annual WISE Summit brings together over 1,000 thought leaders and pioneering practitioners from multiple sectors worldwide to foster new collaborations and develop innovative solutions with the goal of inspiring creative change in education.

In WISE 2011, OBESSU took truly active part Learners’ Voice Programme, which had this year its second edition and aimed to train and empower learners to take active part in education and to make their voices being heard. OBESSU participated by conducting interviews with the high-level speakers, contributing to Learners’ Voice Blog with sharing OBESSU views on School Student Rights, Safe School Environments and importance of the Non-formal Education and peer – to – peer Education. Moreover, OBESSU proposed the method of the “World Café” for the Learners’ Workshop on the “Global Advocacy for Education” which was accepted and the workshop was held and from the side of the attendees evaluated as extremely good, which showed once again how is non-formal education with its corresponding methods a real necessity!

And as a final note, OBESSU Board member Ivica Alpeza was asked to take active part in the 3rd day of the Summit at the Learners’ Voice Live Debate on sharing WISE expectations and experiences, together with different stands on educational matters.

You can watch the full video of the Learners' Voice Debate here: More information about the Summit itself can be found on here and more about OBESSU contributions and stands at the Learners’ Voice blog.