Conferences and meetings in preparation for the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) are taking place all around the world. In October 2008, in preparation for CONFINTEA VI, residents of Quebec and Francophone Canada met at the Francophone Consultative Forum that was organized jointly by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF) and the Institut de coopération pour l’éducation des adultes (ICÉA). Participants came from all levels of the public education system, as well as from literacy organizations, community education organizations, cultural organizations, community action groups, labour unions, research institutions, and various government departments, ministries and agencies.
During the Forum, participants identified a consensus within Quebec and French-speaking Canada regarding the challenges and priorities for adult education and continuing education. The present declaration on the "Right to Learn for Adults" was adopted unanimously by the Forum participants.