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

n░56 | October 2007

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.

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

2.Other GE news

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

5.Message in a bottle

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights - FRA is launching a second round of public consultation on its cooperation with civil society and the establishment of the Fundamental Rights Platform. This is in response to the feedback from organizations which did not get an opportunity to respond to the first round of public consultation that took place in April May 2007. We are inviting interested civil society organisations who have not taken part in the first round of the public consultation to give us feedback by filling in a questionnaire and send it back to us at You can respond in English, German or French. Deadline for comments is 3 November 2007 - Download the Questionnaire: DE - EN - FR


    . Dynamic cities need women : actions and policies for gender equality, 3-5 December 2007, Brussels

    . Call for applications : International seminar in European Youth Centre Budapest on Intercultural Learning in European Youth Work, organised by the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe - 28 to 29 November 2007, deadline 20 October - Presentation and application procedure

    . Learning - Environmental Economics for Development Policy
    The World Bank Institute's "Environmental Economics for Development Policy" two-week course will be held January 14-25, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. In order to apply for this course, please complete the application form (below) and submit via email to by October 20, 2007.

    . UNESCO’s General Conference 34th session, will bring together in Paris, from 16 October to 3 November, the representatives of the Organization’s 193 Member States who will also determine the 2008-2009 programme. A preview of the Organization’s future priorities is presented in this issue of the UNESCO Courier.

7.Special Sustainable Development