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


EDUCATION
Strategies and Capacity Building for Global Education
 

The North-South Centre’s objective as regards global education is to develop, enhance and sustain strategies and capacity-building for global education, targeting institutions and practitioners in the field of global education in the formal and non-formal sector.



 GLOBAL EDUCATION
 

Reinforcement of policies, partnerships and networking of key stakeholders in the field of global education - Joint Management Agreement between the EC and the NSC
Objectives: elaborate on the prospects of developing an European framework for global/development education, facilitate and provide the space for dialogue and networking between international and European actors, in particular in the new EU member states, and to share experiences and identify common priorities.   more...


Promotion of Global Education Practices
Objectives: promote and encourage global education practices through shared learning of global education fundamentals; support the successful implementation of global education programme activities, in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders in Council of Europe members states and beyond (Southern countries and partners ); achieve recognition of global education by policy-makers in the member states of the Council of Europe. More...
Global Education Week – GEW
Global Education Week network
World Aware Education Awards – WAEA

Capacity Building
Objectives: offer guidelines and training courses for practitioners to understand and practice global education.
 
 Global Education Guidelines
 
Global Education On-line Training-course

 Global Education and Youth Training for Trainers


   NEWS
Global Education Online Training Courses
The next North-South Centre Global Education: The Intercultural Dimension course which is taking place from 24 March - 20 April.

Global Education Week 2013 edition
“Go for a Sustainable Life Style”
The 15th annual European Global Education Week (GEW) will take place from the 16th to the 24th  of November, at the initiative of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. Global Education Week (also known in some countries as One World Week) supports teachers, youth leaders, young people and other formal and non-formal educational constituencies to engage in education for global citizenship; and enhances the effectiveness of this endeavour nationally and throughout Europe, through co-ordination of initiatives and sharing of best practices. All schools and youth organisations in the Council of Europe’s member States, as well as all interested educational practitioners, are invited to take part in this event which should be seen as a kick off event for a year round process.
Global Education Week webpage

   PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES
GLOBAL EDUCATION
REGIONAL SEMINAR

VISEGRAD COUNTRIES

Budapest - 5-6 September
more information ...

GLOBAL EDUCATION KICK-OFF SEMINAR
MONTENEGRO
, Podgorica - 31 May
more information ...


 
Global Education Week 2012 edition
Moving towards one world
The 14th annual European Global Education Week (GEW) will take place from the 10th to the 18th  of November, at the initiative of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. Global Education Week (also known in some countries as One World Week) supports teachers, youth leaders, young people and other formal and non-formal educational constituencies to engage in education for global citizenship; and enhances the effectiveness of this endeavour nationally and throughout Europe, through co-ordination of initiatives and sharing of best practices. All schools and youth organisations in the Council of Europe’s member States, as well as all interested educational practitioners, are invited to take part in this event which should be seen as a kick off event for a year round process... more information about the GEW 2012 edition
Global Education Week webpage

European Congress on Global Education 27-28 September 2012 in Lisbon
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is happy to share with you the final report of the 2nd Global Education Congress held in Lisbon in September 2012, organised in partnership with GENE and CONCORD and in cooperation with the Portuguese Platform of NGDO, the Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language, the University of Lisbon and with the financial support of the European Commission.
You will find in this report, the Congress Strategic Recommendations and the Statement of the participants entrusting the outcomes of the meeting.
The 2nd Global Education Congress gathered practitioners and policy-makers to assess the work achieved since the first Global Education Congress held in Maastricht in 2002 -which established the European strategy framework for the enhancement of global education to 2015- and to reflect on issues at stake to be prioritised until 2015.
The Lisbon Global Education Congress recommendations result from a consultative process engaging different levels of stakeholders (educators, academia, civil society representatives, parliamentarians and representatives from Ministries), prior, during and after the event.
They also build up on the recommendation of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to member States on education for global interdependence and solidarity, the first legal framework for global education.
You may find all relevant information about the Congress and its process on its website.
The Congress recommendations will serve as the workframe for the North-South Centre Global Education Programme for the coming three years.
Lisbon Global Education Congress Final Report
Lisbon Global Education Congress website



Other informations and News
 

Strasbourg-Europe Road Races, 11-12 May, Strasbourg
On the occasion of the Strasbourg-Europe Road Races, organised in partnership with the City of Strasbourg, a Council of Europe stand and various events on democratic citizenship will be set up in the Village des partenaires, Wacken.

Jean-Claude Frécon: “We must put the question of authorities’ responsibilities in the education sphere back on the political agenda”
''Our education systems have to deal with the challenges facing contemporary European societies – diverse and multicultural societies, hit by the crisis, inequalities, social exclusion and the marginalisation of vulnerable groups. While greater participation by citizens is a response to those challenges, such participation is also necessary for our education system'', according to Jean-Claude Frécon, President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress, speaking in Helsinki, Finland, on 26 April 2013, at the opening of the 24th Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, on 'Governance and Quality Education'. ''Local and regional authorities have ever-increasing responsibilities in respect of not just the quality of, and access to, education in all its forms but also integration into working life. We must therefore put back on the European political agenda the question of local and regional authorities’ responsibilities in this sphere and their commitment as partners in the provision of quality education'', he concluded. Photo: In the context of the Conference, J-C Frécon visits the Helsiki French-Finnish High school, with a ministerial delegation.
Speech (French)
Photo Gallery

Previous National Seminars

. Regional Seminar on GDE, Visegrad countries, Prague 24-25 March 2011
. National Seminar on
Global/Development Education in
Cyprus
Limassol 22-23 October 2010
.
National Seminar on
Global/Development Education in
Hungary

Budapest 30 September 2010
. National Seminar on Global/Development Education in
Romania

Bucharest 8-9 July 2010
.
National Seminar on
Global/Development Education in Czech Republic, Prague 10-11 June 2010
.
National Seminar on
Global/Development Education in Slovakia
 Bratislava 27-28 May 2010
.
National Seminar on
Global/Development Education in Malta
 Valletta 10 May 2010
.
Regional Seminar on
Global/Development Education in Baltic States
 Riga 29-30 April 2010

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National Seminar on Global/Development Education in Lithuania
Vilnius 18-19 February 2010
.
National Seminar on Global/Development Education in Poland
Warsaw 9-10 December 2009
.
National Seminar on Global/Development Education in Slovenia
Ljubljana 17 November 2009
.
National seminar on Global/Development Education
in Estonia
Laulasmaa Resort
 6-7 November 2009
.
National seminar on Global/Development Education in Latvia

Riga 6 November 2009
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National seminar on Global/Development Education in Bulgaria
Sozopol 25-27 September 2009


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GLOBAL EDUCATION
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
. 2nd GE Congress
Lisbon 2012
Final report
& Strategic recommendations
. GE Recommendation
2011
. GE Guidelines 2010
. Maastricht Declaration 2002
. GE Charter 1997
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Recommendation on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education 2010

Collaboration with the European Commission

Joint Management Agreement on Global Education and Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation


Calendar

GLOBAL EDUCATION NEWSLETTER

Newsletters


PUBLICATIONS


Global Education Guidelines

The North-South Centre Global Education Guidelines, a handbook for Educators to understand and implement Global Education, is available on-line. Download the English and translated versions of the Global Education Guidelines...



Global Education Country Profile

FRANCE
FINLAND



National Report on Global Education
Objectives: reinforce global education policy and provide for a benchmarking tool for international comparative analysis, policy-making and improvement. more...


LINKS


''Speak-out against discrimination'' Campaign


Council of Europe website
on Intercultural Dialogue


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