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Sotiria Grek


Sotiria Grek is Professor of European and Global Education Governance at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Sotiria’s work focuses on the field of quantification in global public policy, with a specialisation in the policy arenas of education and sustainable development. She is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council funded project “International Organisations and the Rise of a Global Metrological Field” (METRO). She has co-authored (with Martin Lawn) Europeanising Education: Governing A New Policy Space (Symposium, 2012) and co-edited (with Joakim Lindgren) Governing by Inspection (Routledge, 2015), as well as the World Yearbook in Education: Accountability and Datafication in Education (with Christian Maroy and Antoni Verger; Routledge, 2021). Her most recent book (with Justyna Bandola-Gill and Marlee Tichenor) is Governing the Sustainable Development Goals: Quantification in Global Public Policy (Springer, 2022).

Jason Beech

Associate Professor

Jason Beech is Associate Professor in Global Policy in Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Visiting Professor at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires where he holds a UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship. He is associate editor of Education Policy Analysis Archives. He was Dean of the School of Education at Universidad de San Andres (2008-2014) and Member of the Board or Directors of the Comparative and International Education Society in the US (2014-2016). His research focuses on the globalization of knowledge and policies related to education. He has also written and is passionate about the challenges of educating for global citizenship and a sustainable future. He has taught in several universities in the Americas, Europe and Australia.

Miri Yemini


Prof. Miri Yemini, a Professor of Education at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, is deeply immersed in the scholarly exploration of global educational dynamics. Currently, she leads a groundbreaking research endeavor, funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant, which delves into the multifaceted landscape of youth activism. This research aims to elucidate the nuanced ways in which young individuals engage in activism across diverse spheres, including but not limited to the pressing issues of climate crisis and human rights advocacy. Drawing upon a rich tapestry of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, Prof. Yemini's research seeks to uncover the underlying mechanisms driving youth participation in global campaigns. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates insights from education, sociology, communication studies, and beyond, offering a comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay between individual agency, social context, and systemic factors shaping youth activism.

Antoni Verger


Antoni Verger is professor of Sociology and ICREA-Academia research fellow at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research lies at the intersection of sociology of education, policy analysis and comparative education. It examines the relationship between globalization, governance institutions and education policy - i.e. how education policies are formulated, promoted and enacted in different institutional settings, and how these processes impact education quality and equity. Verger publishes in comparative education, sociology of education and social policy journals, and is lead editor of the Journal of Education Policy and the World Yearbook of Education. He is also the academic director of the Erasmus Plus-awarded Education Policies for Global Development-GLOBED Master degree.