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



16-24 November 2013



Recommended Links to tackle Sustainable Development & Glocal interdependence




And more…

    Annoncer la Couleur :
    Annoncer la Couleur is dedicated to activities instrumental in relaying important issues of global citizenship, such as migration, democracy, cooperation, etc., to young people in a playful and original manner.
    - (Dutch, French)

    Global Education:
    This website offers teacher resources for educators, including introductory material, activity suggestions, school case studies, web tools and apps, etc.
    - (English only)

    Global Campaign for Education:
    The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education. The website informs about the movement, and puts forward a range of campaigns, reports, and other resources.
    - (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

    Migration Citizenship Education:
    is an information platform providing free online access to learning resources related to issues of migration, such as asylum, minorities, identities, immigration societies, and human rights, for European Citizenship Education on a European and national level,
    - (English only)

    Multicultural Center Prague:
    The Multicultural Center Prague is committed to issues related to the coexistence of different cultures in the Czech Republic and abroad. working on new educational, cultural and information initiatives. The Center organises workshops, courses, international seminars, debates, film screenings and book readings for children, students, teachers, librarians and just about everybody else. Additionally, it runs websites devoted to issues such as migration or multicultural librarianship, offering a well-stocked public library designed for those with an interest in multicultural issues.
    - (Czech, English)

    Oxfam Education:
    The Oxfam Education website offers hundreds of free online resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and support and guidance for education practitioners. The award-winning resources are all quality tested by experienced educators, and all take a Global Citizenship approach.
    - (English only)

    Pocket Cultures:
    Pocket Cultures is an independent site which aims to increase connections, awareness and understanding between different cultures through articles and links about specific aspects of world cultures, high quality, well written blogs from different countries, and real life stories and interviews of people living in cross-cultural relationships, multicultural families, or abroad to convey global perspectives.
    - (English only)

    Portal Globales Lernen:
    The web portal is a central contact point for professional educators, who seek information about global education and/or plan to incorporate it into concrete activities. The page also offers a wealth of materials, documents and background information. (German only)
    - (German only)

    Refugee Education Initiative:
    The Refugee Education Initiative (REI) links like-minded people from around the world to discuss issues of forced migration, displacement, education and conflict. With a specific focus on improving access to education for refugees and displaced persons.
    - (English only)

    Right to Education Project:
    The Right to Education Project aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. The website hosts valuable information resources, tools, a country database, and links to related websites.
    - (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

    Swiss Centre for Global Education:
    The Swiss Foundation for Education and Development (FED) is the centre for Global Education in Switzerland. Its educational mandate starts from the idea of a sustainable development and includes those interrelated subjects and questions that are vital for the future of mankind.
    - (English, French, German, Italian)

    Films pour un seul monde:
    Films pour un seul monde/Filme fr eine Welt, a specialised department of the Swiss Foundation for Education and Development, offers information on a range of films from and about the global South and the global East. Selected according to quality criteria the films deal with issues related to development and intercultural dialogue.
    - (French, German, Italian)

    UN Human Rights Education:
    Interactive website offering diverse resources to educate yourself or others about human rights, including reading material, videos, podcasts, cartoons, flash games, testimonies, etc.
    - (English only)

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And some ideas of activities …

    Forced Migration:
    This exercise aims for students to develop an understanding of situations which cause people to flee their homes, the rights of the people that are forced to flee, and the processes that protect and support these people.

    In this exercise students explore ways in which they are linked to flows of people, capital, goods and services around the world; discuss advantages and disadvantages of globalisation; and analyse the intercultural understandings that inform working in a global context.

    Global Education magazine
    Global Education Magazine is an educational magazine with international character promoting ideas and experiences from the work of educational professionals, as well as NGOs, Voluntary Associations, Supranational, National, Regional and Local Institutions and Organizations, that struggle every day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations by 2015 and 2025 . Reflecting on the value and significance of education in the globalized era of the 21st century requires tackling global dynamics (economic, political, cultural, social, educational, etc.) with new forms of cooperation and democratic social organization to respond to the challenge of governance in a cosmopolitan society. Therefore, we consider that the new network societies promoting a better awareness of the problems of a local-global and global-local: the “glocal issues”.

    Many more ideas for activities, categorized according to student age groups, topics and countries can be found

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    . Measure the environmental impact of your daily activities and think about cleaner alternatives in terms of energy consumption; water consumption; car or public transport option / pollution generated during your daily travels; consumer practices (pollution impact of ones choices when shopping such as local products / imported products);

    . Contact the Town Hall or local authorities to determine whether a policy of sustainable development is being implemented at the municipality;

    . Identify/contact local NGOs involved in sustainable development/environment and participate in/support/disseminate its activities;

    . Organise with local authorities/NGOs/local media awareness campaigns (recycling, green space, planting trees, etc…);

    . Create a local network comprising local authorities/NGOs/local media/schools (...) for awareness raising actions or activities throughout the year;

    . Interview people in your setting about 3 priorities to help the planet, and share the video on-line;

    . Follow and take part in AVAAZ campaigns

    . Share your initiatives or check events happening in your country with the GEW network coordinator in your country ;

    . For more information consult the North-South Centre Global Education Week webpage

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