North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity

Global Education Week 2004

Strategies for Increasing and Improving Global Education

“Together for a World Without Poverty”

1. Introduction

In 1999 the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe has launched the first Global Education Week, promoting school activities in the member States with a specific focus on how to overcome poverty and social exclusion.
Since, and on the basis of the very positive feed-back from 1999, the North-South Centre invites the 46 member States of the Council of Europe to participate annually in the Global Education Week through the precious collaboration of national contacts integrating the Global Education Week network.
The theme choosing process for Global Education Week 2004 began in the autumn of 2003 with an interactive discussion between the network co-ordinators on the issue of Global Education Week and its relation to the Millennium Development Goals. During this process, most of the co-ordinators agreed that a critical approach to the MDGs could serve as an overarching framework for GEW. It was agreed that the first goal, focusing on poverty reduction, would be the starting point.
Various theme proposals were considered for the final slogan, and the network decided to adopt the following for Global Education Week 2004:

Together for a world without poverty


National co-ordinators are invited to add, if necessary, a short sub title to adapt the theme to their particular national situations.

By clicking on the theme title, you will access to numerous practical links and tools dealing with poverty eradication issue.

2. The aims of the Global Education Week

The Global Education Week encourages pupils and teachers as well as youth groups to explore educational activities for global citizenship. It is a matter of addressing issues of diversity and inequality at the local as well as at the global level with an understanding of the core issues of global citizenship:

    · awareness of the wider world and of our own role as a world citizens;
    · attitudes of respect for diversity and intercultural communication skills;
    · ability to take action to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place;
    · responsibility for our own actions

The Global Education Week encourages young people, head teachers and teachers to implement a global education project in their schools, reflecting on how to address exclusion and inequality and discussing globalisation.
For some approaches in teaching about globalisation please consult:

Tide, a teacher's network which supports creative work to meet young people's educational entitlement to understanding the global dimensions, development perspectives and human rights principles which will shape their lives.

Development Education Project works with teachers to raise awareness of global issues

For an overview of Global Trends, global teaching and learning projects or resources, please visit the UN Cyber School Bus

Or explore the list of links to organisations offering teaching methods or resources under tip nş 5 in § 4.

3. Global Education Week National Contacts and Activities

You will find activities sent by our national contacts under the country's name.

To consult GEW activities planned for 2004 please click under the country name, or get in touch with your national contact

Should you wish to share your activity and have it posted on-line on the North-South Centre website, please contact your national contact or the North-South Centre GEW network coordinator Miguel Silva
For GEW activities developed in previous years please click here

4. What you can do – 7 Suggestions for school and classroom activities

Under "What you can do" the North-South Centre outlines a series of tips concerning potential projects and activities to put into practice during the Global Education Week. Please feel free to suggest your own. If you provide feed-back to the North-South Centre - miguel.silva@coe.int - concerning your project we will be posting its description and outcomes on the Global Education Week web site.

Tip 1: Start with an activity about the Global Village
Tip 2: Global Education Week National Contacts and Activities
Tip 3: Present (or get in touch with) School Links Experiences
Tip 4: Consult and join forces with World Aware Education Award Laureates
Tip 5: Consult on-line teaching units
Tip 6: Request and disseminate Examples of Good Practice
Tip 7: Monitor the media

Tip 1: Start with an activity about the Global Village

Introduction
We have heard it many times: « we live in a global village »… but how do we perceive this village? « If the world were a village of 1000 people… » is a simple activity that can be printed and photocopied to encourage participants to reflect (alone or in small groups) about their knowledge and perception about the world we live in. The overall datas are available to compare later on our estimates with available statistics. Why did we over -or under- estimate certain figure? What does it say about our ideas about certain areas of the world? What are the sources of our knowledge about the world? Please provide your feed-back about what happened during the activity and any updates about the datas by writing to miguel.silva@coe.int who will edit them in the "your feed-back" section.

Tip 2: Global Education Week National Contacts and Activities

Activities sent by our GEW national contacts are being posted under the country's name.

To consult GEW activities planned for 2004 please click under the country name, or get in touch with your national contact
For GEW activities developed in previous years please click here
Please note that this list is regularly being updated. If you do not find a contact point for your country, please double-check with the North-South Centre at the following address: miguel.silva@coe.int

Global Education Week Network

National Contacts

ALBANIA

Edit DIBRA
Specialist of International Relations
Ministry of Education
Druga e Durresit, NR 23, TIRANA
Tel: (+355) 42 22260 / Fax: (+355) 42 22060 or 32002
e-mail: edibra@mash.gov.al

AUSTRIA

Franz HALBARTSCHLAGER
Südwind Agentur
Laudongasse 40 , A-1080 WIEN
Tel.: (+43) 1 405 55 15 - 314
Fax: (+43) 1 405 55 19
e-mail: franz.halbartschlager@oneworld.at
suedwind.bildung@oneworld.at
www.oneworld.at & www.suedwind-agentur.at
and specifically for global education week:
www.globaleducationweek.at

BELGIUM

Antonio de la FUENTE
ITECO
2, rue Renkin, 1030 BRUXELLES
(+32) 2 243 70 43
e-mail: antoniodelafuente@iteco.be
www.iteco.be

BULGARIA

Virginia VALOVA
Executive Director
Open Education Centre
31 Dobromir Hriz Street, 1124 SOFIA
Tel/Fax: (+359) 2 946 10 83 / (+359) 2 943 37 15
e-mail: oec@internet-bg.net
www.osf.bg

CROATIA

Sanja VRHOVEC VUCEMILOVIC
Professor of English and Sociology
5th Gymnasium (High School)
Ksaver 75, ZAGREB
Tel.: (+385) 1 482 80 70 (Gymnasium)/ Fax: (+385) 1 467 77 57
e-mail: viv-studio@zg.tel.hr & nina_vucemilovich@yahoo.com

CYPRUS

Valentina DEMETRIADOU-SALTET
Professor
Ap. Petrou & Pavlon Lyceum
31, Golgon Str. - PO Box 51883
3509 LIMASSOL
Tel: (+357) 25 367 669 / Fax: (+357) 25 361 342
e-mail: v.d.feedback@cytanet.com.cy

Pavlos PAVLOU

OELMEC - Organisation of Greek Teachers of the National Education - secondary level - of Cyprus
P. O. Box 22159 - 1518 NICOSIA
Tel.: (+357) 22 378 480 & 22 379 590
Fax: (+357) 22 379 430 & 22 379 550
e-mail : oelmek@cytanet.com.cy

CZECH REPUBLIC

Josef FILOUS
President
CZESHA - Czech Secondary Heads Association
Slovanské Namesti 7, 61200 BRNO
Tel: (+420) 5 49 25 77 09/ Fax: (+420) 5 49 25 77 09
e-mail: gsn@seznam.cz & red@gymnaslo.cz

Ludja ZABLOUDILOVÁ

CZESHA - Czech Secondary Heads Association
e-mail: jaz@gymnaslo.cz & ck@gymnaslo.cz

DENMARK

Torben Ulrik NISSEN
Pedagogical Consultant / Teacher
The National Innovative Center of General Education
Islevgaard Allé 5, 2610 RŘDOVRE
Tel.: (+45) 44 91 46 46 / Fax: (+45) 44 91 41 40
e-mail: torben.ulrik.nissen@skolekom.dk
torben.ulrik.nissen@inet-spf.dk

ESTONIA

Ruta PELS, president
People to People Estonia,
33-76 Karberi, TALLINN 13919
Tel.: (+372) 635 56 97 & 630 08 41
e-mail: ptpest@hot.ee & ruta@dd.ee
www.ptpe.org
www.ptpest.ee

FINLAND

Ms Outi HANNULA
Coordinator / Global Education
Kehitysyhteistyön palvelukeskus, Kepa ry
Service Centre for Development Cooperation
Sörnäisten rantatie 25 A, 00500 HELSINKI
Tel.:(+358) 9 584 23 271 (direct) / Fax: (+358) 9 584 23 200
e-mail: outi.hannula@kepa.fi
www.kepa.fi & www.kansainvalisyyskasvatus.net

Rilli LAPPALAINEN

e-mail : rilli.lappalainen@kehys.fi

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Linda BEXHETI & Nicola Danielle LEE
Association for Democratic Initiatives
B. Jovanoski 61, GOSTIVAR 1230
Tel.:(+389) 42 22 11 00 / (+389) 42 22 11 02
e-mail: linda@adi.org.mk & niki@adi.org.mk
adi@adi.org.mk
http://www.adi.org.mk/

FRANCE

Hanna ALLOUCH & Philippe MOBBS
SSI Semaine de la Solidarité Internationale
c/o CRID, 14 passage Dubail, 75010 PARIS
Tel.: (+33) 1 44 72 07 71 - Fax: (+33) 1 44 72 06 84
direct line: (+33) 1 44 72 89 77
e-mail: hanna.allouch@lasemaine.org & philippe.mobbs@lasemaine.org
lasemaine@lasemaine.org
www.lasemaine.org

GEORGIA

Manana DEVIDZE
Associate professor of Tbilisi State University, chair of Ecology;
& director of NGO Foundation "Caucasus Environment"
Ave. Chavchavadze 1,380028 TSU, TBILISI
Tel/fax: (+995 32) 72 20 60
e-mail: mandev@gol.ge
http://cauenv.cenn.org

GERMANY

Linda HELFRICH
Coordinator Global Education Unit
WUS – World University Service
Goebenstrasse 35, D-65195 WIESBADEN
Tel: (+49) 611 944 61 70/1 / Fax: (+49) 611 446 489
e-mail: helfrich@wusgermany.de
www.wusgermany.de
Global Education Week 2004 in Germany

GREECE

Christos CHRISTIDIS
Director
GAIA Education Centre
Plateia Aristotelous 4, 546 23 THESSALONIKI
Tel.: (+30) 2 310 236 415 / Fax: (+30) 2 310 238 494
e-mail: gaiaec@spark.net.gr

HUNGARY

Agnes LUSZTIG
lusztiga@hotmail.com
AFS Magyarország Nemzetközi Csereprogram Alapítvány
H-1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 37. I/6.
Tel.: (+36 1) 212-1821
Fax: (+36 1) 214-9972
Hosting: (+36 1) 225-0826
Sending: (+36 1) 225-1380
e-mail: info-hungary@afs.org
www.afs.hu
AFS International: www.afs.org

IRELAND

Johnny SHEEHAN
NYCI
3 Montague Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Tel.:(+ 353) 1 478 41 22 – Fax: (+ 353) 1 478 39 74
e-mail: johnnysheehan@eircom.net & johnny.sheehan@nyci.ie
www.youth.ie

ITALY

Paola GIANI
CICSENE - Progetto Pianeta Possibile
Via Borgosesia, 30
10145 TORINO (ITALY)
Tel. (+39) 011 741 24 35
Fax (+39) 011 771 09 64
e-mail info@pianetapossibile.it
www.pianetapossibile.it

LATVIA

Diana SHULGA
Institute for Environmental Science and Management
University of Latvia
Raina blvd. 19, LV-1586 RIGA
Tel.: (+371) 703 45 75 ; Fax: (+371) 703 45 72
e-mail: diana@lanet.lv
http://vide.lu.lv

LITHUANIA

Loreta ZADEIKAITE
Head of Basic and Secondary Education Division
General Education Department
Ministry of Education and Science
A.Volano 2/7, 2691 VILNIUS
Tel.: (+370) 2 74 31 48 / Fax: (+370) 2 61 20 77
e-mail: loreta@smm.lt

Giedrius KIAULINAS

Lithuanian Centre for Civic Initiatives
(+370) 86 55946
e-mail: brunduliak@yahoo.co.uk

LUXEMBOURG

Delfine BEIRĂO
Cercle des ONGD du Luxembourg
13, Avenue Gastron Diderich, LUXEMBOURG
Tel.: (+352) 26 45 99 11 / Fax: (+352) 26 45 97 26
e-mail: education.nord-sud@ongd.lu

MALTA

Philip E. SAID & Rita DEBATTISTA
Department of Curriculum Education Division
Department of Curriculum Management
Education Division
The Mall, Floriana - MALTA
Tel.: (+356).22.49.33 Ext. 210 / Fax: 356.24.86.94
e-mail: philip.e.said@gov.mt
and specifically for global education :
http://mri.gov.mt/proskart/darna.htm

MOLDOVA

Lilia SNEGUREAC & Oxana JIOARA
Centre of Information and Documentation on the Council of Europe
Bibliothčque Nationale de Moldova
78-a rue du 31 aoűt, MD-2012 CHISINAU
Tel: (+373) 2 241 096 ou 2 244 501 / Fax: (+373) 2 241 096
e-mail: bice@moldova.md
www.bice.md

THE NETHERLANDS

Gerard LOMMERSE
Director
Alice O education in a global perspective (National Agency for Global Education)
Oostenburgervoorstraat 90 - PO Box 1548
NL-1000 BM AMSTERDAM
Tel: (+31) 20 620 48 15 / Fax: (+31) 20 639 14 99
e-mail: g.lommerse@aliceO.nl
www.aliceO.nl

NORWAY

Hanne AABY
Storgt. 33 A, 0184 OSLO
Tel.: (+47) 22 86 84 13 or 00
e-mail: hanne_aaby@fn.no

POLAND

Stefania WILKIEL
Head of the UE Division
Department for International Cooperation
Ministry of National Education and Sport
Al. Szucha 25, 00-918 WARSAW
Tel.: (+48 22) 628 41 35 / Fax: (+48 22) 628 85 61
e-mail: wilkiel@menis.gov.pl
& Irmina ROZKIEWICZ : rozkiew@menis.gov.pl

PORTUGAL

Cristina PEIXINHO
Co-ordinator of Development Education projects
OIKOS – Development Co-operation
Rua de Santiago, 9, 1100 LISBOA
Tel: (+351) 21 882 36 30 / 34 / Fax: (+351) 21 882 36 35
e-mail: mcs@oikos.pt
cpeixinho@netcabo.pt
www.oikos.pt
& http://www.forumdc.net/forumdc/matriz.asp

ROMANIA
Rodica - Diana CHERCIU
Office for Extra- Curricular Activities
Ministry of Education and Research
Inv. Preuniversitar-Serviciul Educativ
Tel.: (+40) 21 315 78 37, & 21 313 79 56
e-mail: rodica.cherciu@mec.edu.ro
www.edu.ro

RUSSIA

SLOVAKIA

Milan SINDLER & Lydia DESIATNIKOVA
Slovak Development NGO Platform
Miskovecka 2, KOSICE 040 11
Tel.: (+421) 55 646 04 57
Fax: (+421) 55 645 04 94 & 55 633 82 57
e-mail: lyd@centrum.cz
You can send us information on your activities, ideas, suggestions and experiences with your Global Education activities at:
geweek@centrum.cz

SLOVENIA

Zlatka KOS

Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth
Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
Stefanova, nş1
1000 LJUBLANA
Tel.: (+386) 1 426 5701
Fax: (+386) 1 425 9146
e-mail: zlatka.kos@gov.si
http://www.uradzamladino.gov.si/
http://www.mszs.si/slo/

SPAIN

Xavier PASCUAL CALVO
School teacher and Global Education Co-ordinator
Intercultura
Enric Granados, 139, pral.2Ş
E-08008 BARCELONA.
Tel.: (+34) 935 321 507
Tel.mobile (+34) 609 942 359
e-mail: xpascua2@pie.xtec.es
www.afs-intercultura.org

Concepción GARCÍA

Área de Educación para el Desarrollo
ACSUR-Las Segovias
educacion2@acsur.org
www.acsur.org

SWEDEN

Hans LEVANDER& Josefina LOFGREN
Chairperson
Life-Link Friendship-Schools
Uppsala Science Park
SE-751 83 UPPSALA
Tel.: (+46) 18 504 344 / Fax: (+46) 18 508 503
e-mail: friendship-schools@life-link.org & josefina.lofgren@home.se
www.life-link.org

SWITZERLAND

Anita SCHÄRLI
Fondation Éducation et Développement/ Stiftung Bildung und Entwicklung
Monbijoustrasse 31
CH-3001 BERN
Tel.: (+41) 31 389 20 25/ Fax: (+41) 31 389 20 29
e-mail: anita.schaerli@bern.globaleducation.ch
www.globaleducation.ch

TURKEY

Özgehan ŞENYUVA
Genclik Servisleri Merkezi
Youth Services Centre
Bayindir Sok. 45/9, KIZILAY 06650
ANKARA
Tel.: (+90) 312 417 11 24 / Fax: (+90) 312 425 81 92
e-mail: gsm@gsm-youth.org
senyuva@metu.edu.tr
www.gsm-youth.org

UNITED KINGDOM

Helen GARFORTH
One World Week
P O Box 2555, READING
RG1 4XW
Tel.:(+44) 118 939 49 33 / Fax: (+44) 118 939 49 36
e-mail: helen@oneworldweek.org
enquiries@oneworldweek.org
www.oneworldweek.org

Kwasi BOATENG

One World Week Ghana
e-mail: knakboateng@hotmail.com

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS:


Alicia CABEZUDO
Educating cities
International Association of Educating Cities
Ronda Sant Antoni, 49 pral
08011 BARCELONA
Tel.: (+34) 93 292 82 72 / Fax. (+34) 93 425 39 55
e-mail: pe_latamerica@yahoo.com.ar
http://www.edcities.bcn.es/eng

Elena MENDES
YDC - Youth for Development and Cooperation
Postbus 3201
3003 AE ROTTERDAM
Tel.: (+31) 10 243 02 36
Fax: (+31) 10 243 02 37
e-mail: ydc@xs4all.nl
www.ydc.nl

Christian MOLLEROP
OBESSU - Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions
Westermarkt 2-V
NL-1016 DK AMSTERDAM
Tel.: (+31).20.623.47.13 / Fax: (+31).20.625.58.14
e-mail: christian@obessu.org
obessu@obessu.org
www.obessu.org

Tip 3: Present (or get in touch with) School Links Experiences

Use the Global Education Week to give visibility and promote School Links and Youth Work Camps projects. You are invited to share with us ideas and checklists for making such presentations effective and consult on-line information such as:

And particularly the school links developed by the GEW network national contact:

Tip 4: Consult and join forces with World Aware Education Award Laureates

In co-operation with the Dutch Committee for International Co-operation and Sustainable Development – NCDO; he Austrian Development Co-operation - Komment, and the Development Cooperation Ireland, the North-South Centre awards annually the World Aware Education Award prize for global education projects involving partnerships at the local level.
The awards are attributed to partnerships of relevant actors (NGO/government/educational institution) who have existing projects that improve, increase or integrate global education in secondary schools. Please click here to read about the World Aware Education Award laureates
Should you be interested in submitting a project to the World Aware Education Award, please find herewith the criteria for being eligible and the application form.

Tip 5: Consult on-line teaching units and resources

    Global Workplace, a two-part education unit for grassroots trade unionists who want to find out more about globalisation

    Insights from the Field from Peace Corps is a Teacher Guide designed to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others as they focus on a culture other than their own. Learning activities and performance tasks to help students can be found under this link.

    Just Business - 'Just Business' web site provides information and activities about global and ethical issues for students and teachers of Business Studies and Economics.

    Learning Activities for Use With Young People to Explore the Issue of Discrimination

    Learning Channel.org multimedia web portal on global education
    LearningChannel.org is an OneWorld themed portal, which brings together organisations and audiences involved in the challenges around education today.

    Learning for the Global Citizen teaching units

    My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE)
    The vision of the organizers of My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) is to build a geographically literate generation able to use this knowledge in their everyday lives to bring about true sustainable development. All participants are eligible to receive a free resource kit, which contains software, maps, and educational materials about geography, GIS technology, and sustainable development.

    Save the Children's Education Unit Check out the new education pages for teachers, educationalists and others working with young people. They contain news of the latest available resources as well as information on new materials for teachers and youth workers. New pages for young people: RightOnline

    Scientific Network on Globalisation and Development

    United Nations CyberSchoolBus
    Teach and learn about global issues! Commemorate special days and anniversaries such as the Human Rights Day, Peace Day, and Environment Day and more...

UNESCO

    - The bridge project is implemented by a multicultural team of young professionals (less than 32 years old) from the International Bureau of Education (IBE). The BRIDGE team is contributing to IBE's framework programme 'The Adaptation of Educational Content to the Challenges of the XXIst Century'.

    - Le projet bridge est réalisé par une équipe multiculturelle de jeunes professionnels du Bureau international d'éducation. L'équipe BRIDGE contribue au programme-cadre du BIE :Adaptation du contenu de l'éducation aux défis du XXIe sičcle.

    - El proyecto bridge está siendo llevado a cabo por un equipo multicultural de jóvenes profesionales (menores de 32 ańos) de la Oficina Internacional de Educación. Este equipo contribuye al programa-marco de la OIE intitulado Adaptación de los contenidos de la educación a los desafíos del siglo XXI.

Council of Europe Education materials

COMPASS
COMPASS has been produced within the framework of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe. The programme aims to put human rights at the centre of youth work and thereby to contribute to the bringing of human rights education into the mainstream.

T-Kits : Training kits
The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and other experts. They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions. T-Kits are produced by the Youth Directorate.

European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence
Upon the initiative of the Council of Europe, young people from across Europe have prepared the European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence on the basis of the fundamental values and principles shared by all Europeans, in particular those set forth in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Tip 6: Request and disseminate Examples of Good Practice

The North-South Centre is producing a series of publications focusing on Examples of good practice in Education for Global Citizenship completed by conference reports dealing with global education implementation policies.

    · the first volume (available in English and French) focusing on Global Education in Europe including ten case studies and ten photocopiable, ready-to-use activities

    · the second volume (available in Portuguese) focusing on Global Education in Portuguese Speaking Countries. The English version is available through this link.

For further queries concerning the publications please contact miguel.silva@coe.int
Do not hesitate to send your examples of Good Practice to miguel.silva@coe.int

For additional examples of Good Practices please consult the UNESCO / IBE bridge programme - The bridge project - Le projet bridge - El proyecto bridge

Tip 7: Monitor the media

Pay attention to the way the media deal with issues of globalisation, social exclusion, and inequality. Select different perspectives and encourage discussion taking into account different points of view. Consult activities available on this issue developed by the Global Express project

Baobabconnections.org
Baobabconnections is a non-profit internet based media project of Both ENDS, an online monthly magazine dedicated to building critical awareness, raising debate and stimulating meaningful action toward building a future free of the dire effects of profit driven Corporate Globalisation.

Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society. Choike is a project of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo, NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Choike newsletter

Media Networks:

AJOL – African Journals OnLine - is a database of African-published journals, publishing in a range of academic disciplines. The objective of AJOL is to provide a window to the research published within the continent, and give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.

Baobabconnections.org
Baobab connections is a non-profit internet based media project of Both ENDS, an online monthly magazine dedicated to building critical awareness, raising debate and stimulating meaningful action toward building a future free of the dire effects of profit driven Corporate Globalisation.

Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society. Choike is a project of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo, NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

International Independent Information Exchange

Inter Press Service News Agency – IPS - the world's leading provider of information on global issues, is backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries. IPS focuses its news coverage on the events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations.

Panafrican News Agency
AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. Registered in Mauritius, with offices in Johannesburg, Dakar, Lagos and Washington, D.C., AllAfrica is one of a family of companies that aggregate, produce and distribute news from across Africa to tens of millions of end users.

PANOS Institute is an International non-governmental organisation (I.N.G.O.) which has the two-fold objectives of:
• strengthening the media in countries in the South and their capacity to produce, in relation with all the components of the civil society, pluralist information, which is the guarantee of a culture of peace and democracy
• supporting the production of information on priority issues, furthering the circulation of this information at a global level, arousing, stimulating and informing public debate in both the South and the North on topical themes.

United-Nations News centre

Worldview International Foundation
Worldview International Foundation (Worldview) with International Headquarters in Sri Lanka, founded in 1979, is a unique development organization with hands-on experience, knowledge and the capacity to cover the entire gamut of communication and media activities for development.

Newsletters:

    Council of Europe Newsletters

    · The Bulletin – The newsletter of the CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe
    · The Europeans – The newsletter of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly
    · Newsletter Education – The newsletter of the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
    · Social cohesion: developments – The newsletter of the CoE Social Cohesion division

    North-South Centre of the Council of Europe Newsletters

    The Interdependent – The newsletter of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe

    Please, find attached the Bulletin Dialogue, with the best compliments of the North-South Centre Policy Dialogue Unit.

Other Newsletters:

Baobabconnections.org
Baobabconnections is a non-profit internet based media project of Both ENDS, an online monthly magazine dedicated to building critical awareness, raising debate and stimulating meaningful action toward building a future free of the dire effects of profit driven Corporate Globalisation.

Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society. Choike is a project of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo, NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Choike newsletter

    "EU News, policy positions and 'EU Actors' online", EurActiv.com is now the leading online media on European Union policies. Launched in 2000, the portal has become an essential work instrument for « EU Actors ». EurActiv is a policy portal, going more in-depth than traditional news sites.

    European Commission News

    Latest news from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
    OSCE

Education

Environment

Development

Human rights


5. Glossary and Links

- Agenda 21 : the Action plan for sustainable development adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
A comprehensive list of educational resources on this topic can be found at:http://eelink.net/

- Globalisation: is characterised by "shrinking space, shrinking time and disappearing borders", through the development of market economy, communications technologies, biotechnology, etc, was the main focus of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 1999 Human Development Report
For an overview of Global Trends, global teaching and learning projects or resources, please explore the following links

Globalisation Guide

UN Cyber School Bus

UNESCO portal on globalisation and governance

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG web page based in Montreal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.

Global Development Research Center (GDRC)
The Global Development Research Center is a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in education, research and practices, in the spheres of environment, urban, community and information

International Forum on Globalisation (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalisation

World Bank site on globalisation

And other research centres on globalisation

- Poverty: A state of deprivation, of not being able to meet the minimum standards for decent living. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides annual reports about poverty and development
The eradication of poverty is the main subject of the 1997 Human Development Report
About poverty eradication, we invite you to get acquainted to Millennium Development Goal nş1

- Solidarity: the ability to empathise and support each other. An agenda for social solidarity was discussed and agreed upon in the 1995 Copenhagen World Social Summit, see report, including an action plan for the eradication of poverty

- Sustainable development: development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For a State of Environment Report, including many national profiles you can refer to:
UNEP.Net, the United Nations Environment Network;
UNEP / GRID Arendal, providing environmental information, communications, and capacity building services for information management and assessment. Established to strengthen the United Nations through its Environment Programme (UNEP) and giving access to environment news, environmental books and publications, and State of the environment reports from countries and regions of the world;
or the Global Virtual University (GVU), an online network university for sustainable development

- Sustainable future: one in which a healthy environment, economic prosperity and social justice are pursued simultaneously to ensure the well-being and the quality of life of present and future generations. Education being crucial to attain that future, please consult UNESCO site on learning for a sustainable future.

The myEUROPE Schools Network is a group of more than 970 schools. They form a unique community of teachers who work for the development and the enhancement of our common European identity

LINKS:

Educational networks

Associated Schools Project Network - ASPnet

The main purpose of UNESCO, according to its Constitution, is to contribute to peace and security by promoting the collaboration of nations through education, science and culture, in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms for the peoples of the world, regardless of race, sex, language or religion. One of the basic aims of the Organization has always been the promotion of peace and international co-operation through education. After its foundation in 1946, educators working with UNESCO produced an impressive number of new ideas and suggestions concerning the education of young people for international understanding.
In order to translate these ideas into concrete action, UNESCO launched the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) in 1953. As of the year 2003, it includes over 7,000 educational institutions, ranging from pre-school education to teacher training in 166 countries.
Associated Schools commit to promoting the ideals of UNESCO by conducting pilot projects in favour of better preparing children and young people to meet effectively the challenges of an increasingly complex and interdependent world.

Development Education Association - DEA
Development education aims to raise awareness and understanding of how global issues affect the everyday lives of individuals, communities and societies and how all of us can and do influence the global.
www.dea.org.uk

Development Education Exchange in Europe Project - DEEEP
DEEEP is a 3-year programme that aims to increase the capacity of European NGDOs to deliver grassroots Development Education (DE) via methodological exchange, training, improved networking, elaboration of common policies and common projects.

European federation for Intercultural Learning - EFIL, the European federation for Intercultural Learning coordinates a thematic network of organisations, schools, and trainers who have a key role in promoting global education in Europe.
EFIL Global Education Reader

European Association for Education of Adults

Since 1984 the International Association for Intercultural Education has brought together professional educators interested in diversity and equity issues in education. This is defined quite broadly, and includes intercultural education, multi-cultural education, anti-racist education, human rights education, conflict-resolution, multi-lingualism issues, etc. The IAIE brings together both academics and classroom teachers from a variety of disciplines by organizing workshops, seminars and conferences, and by the publication of the academic journal Intercultural Education.

LearningChannel.org, multimedia web portal on global education

Learning Activities for Use With Young People to Explore the Issue of Discrimination

Polygone is a European network for Development Education, created with the aim of debating the role education should play, as a transforming activity, in the diverse societies of the North and the South. It is also a frame to exchange experiences, materials and theoretical models.

Pedagogical resources

Please consult a selection of useful links to organisations dealing with global education issues and pedagogical tools … more

Every year, the Education for All Global –EFA- Monitoring Report assesses where the world stands on its commitment to provide a basic education to all children, youth and adults by 2015. Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards education for all.

Unesco-International Bureau of Education
New CD-Rom on good experiences for learning to live together - A CD-ROM including twenty-five good practices in schools for learning to live together is available. The programmes have been selected from RelatED, a database on learning to live together produced by the UNESCO Internatinal Bureau of Education (IBE). …more

Directory of Development organisations: guide to International Organisations, Governments, Private Sector Institutions, Development Agencies, Universities, Research and Training Institutes, NGOs/PDOs, Grantmakers, Banks, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms

Non-governmental Organisations Research Guide

Do not hesitate to send your suggestions of useful links to miguel.silva@coe.int

Council of Europe Education materials

COMPASS
COMPASS has been produced within the framework of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe. The programme aims to put human rights at the centre of youth work and thereby to contribute to the bringing of human rights education into the mainstream.

T-Kits : Training kits

The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and other experts. They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions. T-Kits are produced by the Youth Directorate.

European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence

Upon the initiative of the Council of Europe, young people from across Europe have prepared the European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence on the basis of the fundamental values and principles shared by all Europeans, in particular those set forth in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Environment

Environment links

Human Rights

Human Rights links

Sustainable development

Sustainable development & Fair trade links

Training

Explore The Partnership Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Commission on European Youth Worker Training
T-Kits : Training kits
The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and other experts. They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions. T-Kits are produced by the Youth Directorate.

Youth

Links to Youth Resources

North-South Centre resources

This space provides information on all resources produced and gathered by the North-South Centre. It facilitates access to the Interdependent (the North-South Centre's information bulletin), working documents, publications, and reports in thematic and chronological order, as well as a list of relevant websites…. more

Council of Europe links

Education for Europe
… Helping to incorporate the principles of human rights, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect, the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts into the daily practice of teaching and learning…

Division for Citizenship and Human Rights Education
The current Education for Democratic Citizenship project coming to an end towards the end of 2004, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe intends to proclaim 2005 "European Year of Citizenship through Education" (EYCE). This year will conclude the second phase of the EDC project (2001-2004) and could be the starting point for new perspectives in the field of EDC for the Council of Europe and its member states.

Council of Europe NGOs Unit

6. Global Education Week initiatives in the World

- One World Week UK
Under the theme Moving Stories, One World Week gives you the opportunity to explore: people moving, moving on from poverty and moving towards sustainability. You can tackle all three topics, or pick one, or use ‘moving stories’ to focus on something different if that is more appropriate locally.
Find out what happens in OWW here.

- Christian Aid One World Week
Set up in 1978, Christian Aid One World Week aims to being people together for one week a year to remind themselves and their communities that we are one human race, sharing one planet. It is a week to learn about global issues and to take action locally on things that have a global impact. OWW events now take place all over the world, from Japan to Uganda to India.

- National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) One World Week
NYCI One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

- International Education Week in the US

- Week for International Solidarity in France
This national and local event is a joint initiative launched by NGOs in close collaboration with the public authorities. It brings together all the actors involved in international solidarity (associations, NGOs, local communities, schools, trade unions, work councils...).

7. Global Education newsletter

The Global Education Newsletter, a monthly electronic newsletter for Global Education networks, to share global education news, events and experiences, useful thematic links and educational materials, and serving as an informative vehicle for the global education practitioners.
Wishing you a fruitful reading and looking forward for your comments or suggestions you can address to miguel.silva@coe.int