Atlantis Group
Atlantis Group

New thinking on global education.

The Atlantis Group brings together the skills and experiences of former ministers of education and former heads of government across the world.
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COVID-19 is the most significant challenge to education since WW2
The Bucharest statement on teachers
Open letter to the G20
The vital lessons global education must learn from COVID-19
Collapse of teacher training across Africa demands leadership


Gaming's promise for education
Reflections: David Coltart
Reflections: Silas Lwakabamba
Reflections: Androulla Vassiliou


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System failure

Why EdTech needs a critical update
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Learning to lead

Four principles for ministers

About the Atlantis Group

The Atlantis Group is a body of former ministers of education and heads of government from around the world. Its members have over 90 years of combined experience in managing public education systems. The group advocates for action by the international community to address global issues in education and also puts its expertise and experience at the disposal of governments. The Atlantis Group was established by the Varkey Foundation, a global education charity, and launched at the 2017 Global Education & Skills Forum at the Atlantis The Palm hotel in Dubai, UAE.


Rosalía Arteaga

President and Vice-President of Ecuador


Esteban Bullrich

Minister of Education and Sports of Argentina


Minister of Education of Buenos Aires


David Coltart

Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture of Zimbabwe


Claudia Costin

Secretary of Education for Rio de Janeiro


Nuno Crato

Minister of Education and Science of Portugal


Jorge Ferrão

Minister of Education and Human Development of Mozambique


Luis Garcia de Brigard

Deputy Minister of Education of Colombia


Stefania Giannini

Minister of Education, Universities and Research of Italy


Zlatko Lagumdžija

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Ju-Ho Lee

Minister of Education, Science and Technology of South Korea


Brother Armin Luistro

Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Philippines


Silas Lwakabamba

Minister of Education of Rwanda


Bálint Magyar

Minister of Education of Hungary

[1996-1998; 2002-2006]

George Papandreou

Prime Minister of Greece


Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece


Hekia Parata

Minister of Education of New Zealand


Remus Pricopie

Minister of Education and Research of Romania


State Secretary of Higher Education and Research of Romania


Jo Ritzen

Minister of Education and Science and of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands


Otto Granados Roldán

Secretary of Public Education of Mexico


Jaime Saavedra

Minister of Education of Peru


Sabri Saidam

Minister of Education and Higher Education of Palestine


Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research of France


Androulla Vassiliou

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth


Srdjan Verbić

Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia


George Werner

Minister of Education of Liberia