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

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    Joint Management Agreement EC-NSC
    for promoting global/development education in the new EU member States

    2009 - 2011


Global/development education aims at raising awareness and at strengthening citizens’ capacity to take action, advocate for their rights and take part in the political debate at local, national and international levels for social justice and sustainable development. It encourages learners and educators to work cooperatively on global issues and it enables citizens to understand the complex realities and processes of today’s world and to develop values, attitudes, knowledge and skills, which will allow them to face the challenges of an interconnected world. Sharing this vision, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and the European Commission have agreed to combine their efforts – as European key players in this field – to promote global/development education and youth action in Europe and beyond.

To this end, the two institutions have signed a joint management agreement on 28 November 2008 that aims at contributing to the efforts of the international community to strengthen public understanding and critical support for development cooperation, and for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals, through key stakeholders in the field of global education. The project is based on two main pillars, i.e. the ambition to strengthen global education in the new Member States of the European Union and, secondly, the promotion of Africa-Europe youth cooperation in the context of the EU-Africa Strategy – and targets mainly civil society actors and local authorities.

In the frame of this Joint Management Agreement the North South Centre is co-organising with local partners national seminars for promoting global/development education in the 12 new EU member States.

NSC-EC Joint Management Agreement

    MoU Council of Europe/European Union



    Cyprus, tbc

    Hungary, September

    Romania, 8-9 July

    Czech Republic, 10-11 June

    Slovakia, 27-28 May

    Malta, 10 May

    Latvia, regional seminar, 29-30 April

    Lithuania, 18-19 February


    Poland, 9-10 December, Warsaw

    Slovenia, 17 November, Ljubljana

    Estonia, 6-7 November, Laulasmaa resort

    Latvia, 6 November, Riga

    Bulgaria, 25-27 September, Sozopol

    Kick-off seminar, 23-24 March, Budapest




For further information, please contact:

Gordana Berjan
Katia Ruiz

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Tel: +351 213 584 040
Fax: + 351 213 584 072