There are many benefits to becoming a member of GCE:

  • Your organisation will be part of a truly international movement with members in 96 countries.
  • Access to a network of like-minded organisations and professionals working for the same objectives, with opportunities to develop skills, share knowledge and increase the impact of your work.
  • GCE is led by its members: the way the campaign develops is down to you.

Fully-subscribed member organisations and coalitions are able to participate in the Global Campaign for Education’s World Assembly, vote for the future policy positions of the Global Campaign for Education, stand for election to the management structures of GCE, use the GCE logo on materials, and are eligible to apply for funding for Global Action Week and other advocacy activities.

GCE Members must subscribe to our Principles and Demands and agree to uphold our constitution.

We believe in uniting civil society in the common pursuit of the right to education – therefore only one education coalition is recognised in each country. Individuals, national organisations or trade unions are encouraged to join their national education coalition, but are not eligible to join the Global Campaign for Education as an international member. If you represent an organisation in a country which already has a GCE member, please feel free to contact them to discuss joining the national coalition.

To apply for membership: please read the membership leaflet before filling out the membership application form. GCE members are national education coalitions or regional/ international networks whose primary goal and focus of work is education. We have therefore only one member by country. Kindly verify here if GCE already has a national member in your country before applying. If that’s the case, we encourage you to liaise directly with them to join their membership at the national level. If you are not sure to qualify, please direct any membership enquiries to the GCE Secretariat.

Ready to apply?

You can do so by filling in our online form or returning the signed/ scanned downloadable form here: English | Arabic | French | Portuguese | Spanish. Kindly note that our membership application process might take a few months, as your application will first be reviewed by our Secretariat and a dedicated Board committee, before being formally approved by our Board.


The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.