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

n°60 | Summer 2008

Global Education News is an electronic newsletter where national global education coordinators or practitioners can share global education news and best practices, useful thematic links and educational materials. It also serves as a medium for the North-South Centre global education network national coordinators' own use.

    Dear friends,

    This summer issue is devoted to intercultural dialogue and intercultural learning, the theme of the EU Slovenian Presidency closing Conference and during which the North-South Centre presented its Global Education Guideline.

    The North South Centre is also opening the summer season with two calls for application for the University of Youth and Development as well as for the World Aware Education Award. All the information is available from the NSC website. Do not hesitate to apply before 20 July for the University and August 1 for the WAEA.

    You will find more on this newsletter, namely useful resources on intercultural dialogue (under §4) and more events under §6 and campaigns under §8.

    Enjoy the reading!

1.News from North-South Centre of the Council of Europe & the Global Education Week network

2.Other GE news

    . Special file : Council of Europe intercultural and interreligious dialogue policy

    . Promotion of intercultural dialogue through education - representatives of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United Nations agreed that the promotion of intercultural dialogue and the management of cultural diversity remained among the priorities of their organisations. They emphasised the promotion of ''intercultural competences'' through education as well as the link between intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention. more ...

    . European Association of the Schools of Political Studies - the Council of Europe announced the establishment of the European Association of the Schools of Political Studies, in an effort to further enhance the visibility of its network of such institutions and consolidate their development. ''This Association gives us an opportunity to think about what the European project means,'' said chair of the Asssociation and former Council of Europe Secretary General Catherine Lalumiere. The creation of the Association marked the end of the Third Summer University for Democracy, which attracted to Strasbourg from 30 June until 4 July, 600 participants from schools of political studies in 16 European countries.
    . Final declaration
    . File 'The schools of political studies'

    . Council of Europe Education Newsletter - Special issue on “World Programme for Human Rights Education”

    . Council of Europe programme ''Building a Europe for and with Children''

    . ''Raise your hand against smacking!'' - Launch of 2008 Awareness-raising Action

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

Global Monitoring Report on Education for All,  2008 Global Monitoring Report on Education for All, 2008

    . Development Education Times - DEEEP newsletter is issued every two months. It is addressed to national platforms and NGOs who are interested in DE issues in Europe. Through the newsletter, it is possible to find information on development education and awareness raising actual debates, national contexts, what is new on DEEEP, news from Europe (CONCORD, TRIALOG, EU Institutions), news from NPs, networks and NGOs, opportunities like conferences, seminars, meetings, NGO call for funding, job opportunities, DE resources and more. DE Times, issue nº 7, April 2008

    . CIVICUS and MDGs Campaigning Toolkit for Civil Society Organisations engaged in the Millenium Development Goals

    CIVICUS' Civil Society Index (CSI)

5.Message in a bottle

    . Vacancy at Amnesty International, Human Rights Education Team - International Human Rights Education Advisor - application

    . Forgotten Diaries : Several millions children and young people are confronted daily with war, and have no chance to tell the outer world about their lives, hopes and expectations, nor the way they perceive conflicts and their struggle to survive. To continue the long-standing tradition of young people keeping a diary of their lives and their struggles in conflicts (as much as those of Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic), the internationally acclaimed organisation, Youth Action for Change (YAC) offers them a platform - though Forgotten Diaries  project - to voice their thoughts, feelings and hopes and promote ongoing dialogue between young people from all sides of the identified conflicts as well as the global audience.

    . Call for partners for the project Youth in Action to promote inclusion and participation of young people in 12 European countries through jointly produced radio broadcasts. Each of 12 partners from 12 different countries is expected to prepare one radio broadcast, presenting their experience on youth involvement on the specific topic … more


    . CIVICUS 2008 World Assembly - a forum for international civil society representatives to get together, exchange ideas, experiences and build strategies for a just world

    . The Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR) are pleased to invite you to the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance which will be held on October 19-22, 2008 at the Dusit Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The theme of the congress is “Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.” Full information sheet and registration form

7.Special Sustainable Development