Launch of the UNESCO WHEC2022 Youth Platform


The UNESCO WHEC2022 Youth Platform is officially launched! You are invited to join us in the World Higher Education Conference Youth Strategy, participating in a range of dynamic activities including calls, webinars, masterclasses, consultations, and podcasts, among others.

The WHEC2022 (Barcelona, 18 to 20 May 2022) recognizes youth as game-changers contributing to the redefinition of higher education and its future demands. UNESCO calls for youth participation by means of dedicated youth programming that will: (i) empower youth from every background in order to leave no one behind; (ii) spark mutual inspiration among youth and the higher education community; (iii) involve youth in a co-building process of redefining higher education.

The WHEC Youth Platform presents diverse opportunities for youth participation (before and during the Conference) and will remain active after the WHEC2022. Users will have the opportunity to attend online masterclasses, seminars, open discussions and forums, and participate in surveys, consultations, and calls for entrepreneurs, artists, and researchers, among others. At the same time, they will enjoy fresh, digital content uploaded regularly, such as higher education talks (HED Talks), podcasts, video messages by youth leaders, blog posts, etc. In addition, the Youth Platform contains all the information regarding the WHEC2022, and users can subscribe to a newsletter to stay tuned on the Conference and all youth activities.

All youth are encouraged to register on the platform and join us in the process towards the WHEC2022!
Deadline for applications: 15th March 2022 at 11:59pm CET

The WHEC2022 is organised by UNESCO in partnership with GUNi/ACUP, with the support of the Spanish government, the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Barcelona City Council. We are very honoured to be UNESCO’s main partner in the organization and celebration of such an event. The Conference is a unique opportunity for the higher education sector all over the world.



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government