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

Nº 69 | November 2009

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 newsletter comes as a follow-up of NSC November activities in the field of Global Education (GE): the Global Education Week which theme “Food for All” invited educators and young citizens to reflect on Food security issues and poverty eradication, and the Lisbon Forum, which gathered experts from all continents to assess and share good practices in Human Rights Education under the theme “Creating a culture of Human Rights through education”.
    For both events the Global Education Guidelines as well as the launching of the online GE training course were and added value in terms of tools supporting educators and activists in their pedagogical work. In parallel, the programme promoting GE in EU new member States launched this year, mobilizing stakeholders around GE national strategies, complements this support for more and better Global Education in Europe.

    We invite you to get acquainted to all these activities and explore in this newsletter global education related useful links (§3) and resources (§4) as well as interesting offers (§5) events, conferences (§6) and campaigns (§8).

    Wishing you a captivating and enjoyable reading!

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

 

2. Other news

    . NECE - Networking European Citizenship Education
    “The Impact of Cultural and Citizenship Education on Social Cohesion”
    3 - 5 December 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania, more …

    . International Conference: Deepening Democracy as a Way of Life: Challenges for participatory democracy and citizenship learning in the 21st century
    May 13-16, 2010 - Rosario, Argentina
    Organized by the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Rosario. 
    Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2009
    Deadline for papers: February 15, 2010

    . Global Sports Forum Barcelona – 8-10 March 2010
    Officially supported by the City of Barcelona, the Global Sports Forum Barcelona is an exchange platform attracting a wide range of personalities from the world of sport. The Forum is a place where people come together and debate issues, the aim being to highlight sport in all its dimensions: economic, social, political and cultural.

 

3. Useful links

    . Human Rights Education Associates, HREA, has compiled a wealth of resources on the human rights-based approach(HRBA) to schooling, which can be found in our new Portal for Human Rights Schools. The aims of this portal are: to provide viewpoints on the theoretical underpinnings of the HRBA; to present a range of HRBA practices that are emerging in schools worldwide; to encourage "best practices" in the documentation and evaluation of the HRBA by sharing resources dedicated to examining the most pressing issues in evaluating human rights education.

 

4. Useful resources





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Global Education Guidelines
The North-South Centre is happy to announce that the Global Education Guidelines, a handbook for Educators to understand and implement Global Education, is now available on-line. more...

 

5. Message in a bottle

    Sharing good practices

    . 2nd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy
    The documentation of the 2nd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy is now online at www.bonn-conference.nrw.de/bonn-co_english/Documentation/index.html , the conference film as well as selected photos of both conference days are available. You also have the opportunity to download the conference speeches.
    The website of the Bonn Conference at www.bonn-conference.nrw.de will be updated regularly to provide you with current news on future conferences.

    Calls / training courses

    . International Conference: Deepening Democracy as a Way of Life:
    Challenges for participatory democracy and citizenship learning in the 21st century

    May 13-16, 2010 - Rosario, Argentina
    Organized by the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Rosario. 
    Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2009
    Deadline for papers: February 15, 2010

    . Call for Applications : UN Democracy Fund
    UNDEF’s primary purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society and ensure the participation of all groups in democratic practices. It funds projects that enhance democratic dialogue and support for constitutional processes, civil society empowerment, including the empowerment of women, civic education and voter registration, citizen’s access to information, participation rights and the rule of law in support of civil society and transparency and integrity.
    applications for UNDEF's Fourth Round of Funding is open from 16 November to 31 December 2009. Only applications using the UNDEF on-line system in English or French and received before the deadline will be accepted.

    . Human Rights Education Associates Distance Learning Programme
    HREA organises specialised courses via distance education for human rights defenders and educators, development workers, and staff members of social justice organisations, international and inter-governmental organisations.The application deadline for courses offered in the first trimester of 2010 (February-April) is 1 December 2009.
    Upcoming courses, first trimester of 2010

    . Call for applications
    Course 8E10: Introduction to Human Rights Education
    3 February-20 April 2010 | Application deadline: 1 December 2009
    Course instructor: Felisa Tibbitts … more

    . Nonviolence Education & Training
    Nonviolence training provides civil society organizations with essential peacebuilding skills and concepts. These skills and concepts focus on ways to increase social mobilization and countervailing power. Nonviolence training aims to empower marginalized groups so that they can assert their rights, create their own opportunities, and access resources.
    Call for applications for Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, Balkans, Caucasus and the Pacific.
    IFOR Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) will support nonviolence trainings during 2010, by providing financial support, links to trainers and resource people, and/or training materials.
    Learn more at: http://ifor.org/WPP/education_nonviolence.htm
    Deadline: November 30, 2009 (for projects that will be conducted after February 2010 and before September, 2010)
    Download the 2010 Call for proposals here.
    To download the list of criteria click here for a version in English, French, or Spanish.
    To download the application format, click here for a version in English, French or Spanish

    . What does justice look like after genocide? Can the rule of law be a tool for prevention?
    Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore these questions.
    Free Online Workshop for Educators:
    The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009, … more

    . International Human Rights Law Short Course, by the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham … more

    Request of partnership

    . Greenpeace : petition
    F-gases, or HFCs, are the super greenhouse gases that cool our drinks, our cars, and our buildings. They are a growing threat to our climate. Eliminating them is low-hanging fruit in the fight against climate change, because the solutions are tried, tested, and ready to go.
    more …

    Job opportunities

    . Education Above All seeks an Education Programme Manager (Qatar) more …

 

6. Events

 

7. Special Sustainable Development

 

8. Campaigns