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

Nº 72 | April 2010

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 educators,

    Dear friends,

    On this issue you will get acquainted to the outcomes of the Global Action Week for Education and know more about the forthcoming Mexico World Youth Conference. Human Rights Education has gained a new portal thanks to Amnesty International initiative and the Millennium Development Goals are the subject of the European Commission 12 points Plan of Action. In the field of development learn more about World Social Forum meetings and the Spring meetings of the World Bank. This issue contains a lot of calls, namely EC call for projects, others for partnership, please bear in mind that some deadlines are 30 April.

    On NSC side, which is actively preparing the celebration of its 20th anniversary, get acquainted to latest developments in the field of Global Education and Youth awareness-raising and training activities as well as to the creation of its think-tank group All available from NSC website and newsletter.

    Get acquainted with NSC programme alongside with global education related useful links (§3) and resources (§4) as well as interesting offers (§5) events and 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

    . Global Campaign for Education - Global Action Week 2010, 19-25 April - Education financing
    . Planning pack
    . Resource pack
    . Toolkit

    . World Youth Conference, Mexico, 26-29 August 2010 - Participate and Say it aloud !
    Five years before the deadline set by the international community to achieve development goals, Mexico calls for a World Youth Conference as a space for discussion and reflection on the role of youth in achieving the Millennium Development goals and the new development agenda set in 2015. … more


3. Useful links

    . The Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire), DEC(SY), works with teachers and others involved in education, promoting a development and global perspective in the curriculum. Using active learning methods, based on enquiry into issues and ideas, DEC(SY) aims to help people to develop the skills and commitment to work together to bring about a more just world.
    Read more about DECSY Social and Emotional Learning (SEAL) programme

    . Launch of Human Rights Education on
    Amnesty International's work in human rights education spans formal, non-formal and informal sectors across all continents. Information about international human rights education is online now. read more…


4. Useful resources

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 accessible on-line. more...

    Council of Europe

    . Blasphemy, insult and hatred - Finding answers in a democratic society (Science and Technique of democracy Nº.47) (2010)

    . Intercultural Dialogue in the Framework of European Human Rights Protection (White Paper Series - Volume 1) (2010)

    . The European Wergeland Center (EWC) launched an expert database for education professionals designed to facilitate online networking among professionals in the field of education for human rights, democratic citizenship, and intercultural understanding read more …


    . The European Commission adopts a 12 point Action Plan to support the Millennium Development goals This is the first major policy statement of new Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.
    The aim is for the EU to take a lead in getting back on track towards the MDGs in the five years which remain to the 2015 deadline.The full set of documentation is now available online through europa development services We welcome your comments and feedback via the European Development Days stakeholder process and via the event itself, which is due to take place on 6-7 December 2010 in Brussels.

    . The Multi-Country Cooperation Instruments and Thematic Tools supporting change in the EU’s Neighbourhood. read more…
    آليات التعاون المتعددة البلد والآليات الخاصة بمواضيع معينة: دعم التغيير في منطقة الجوار
    للإطلاع على كافة Publications

    . Euro-Med Cooperation in Enhancing the Role of Women read more …

    . Teachers and Human Rights Education (Audrey Osler and Hugh Starkey)- Why do teachers need to be familiar with human rights? In multicultural societies, whose values take precedence? How do schools resolve tensions between children's rights and teachers' rights? Campaigners, politicians and the media cite human rights to justify or challenge anything from peaceful protest to military action. The phrase 'human rights' appears to be a slogan in need of a definition. Human rights education is more urgent than ever. Teachers and Human Rights Education clarifies the relevance of human rights to teachers' everyday work. The authors draw on international examples to discuss how schools can work with young people to promote the ideals of justice and peace. Human rights principles are applied to the challenges of living together democratically. Trentham books

    . Eco-Schools newsletter

    . TRIALOG Information Service (TIS) is addressed to NGOs and individuals who are interested in development issues in the context of EU enlargement.

    . UNESCO Education webpage

    . UNESCO Education newsletter

    . UNESCO selection of recent education publications

    . UNESCO Education for All – 2010 Global Monitoring Report : Reaching the marginalised


5. Message in a bottle


    . DG EuropeAid has launched the Call for Proposal "Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union" under the budget line Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development. The deadline for sending your concept note is April 30, download the guidelines, forms and annexes

    . Call for partnership to submit a project proposal under the NSA LA budget line
    Young People We Care (YPWC) is looking for partners to submit a project proposal under the EC budget line NSA-LA (deadline for submitting a concept note is April 30) Any youth-led or youth focused organization in the EU and Africa which is interested in promoting Development Education is encouraged to contact us. Shall you be interested in becoming partner, please contact YPWC via email: with the subject line “Call for partnership to submit a project proposal under the NSA LA budget line”

    . Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize – call for nomination.
    The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for Productive Youth Development awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people’s development and perspectives worldwide. Entitled to nominate are specialists and experts in the field of child and adolescent research worldwide. All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted to the offices of the Jacobs Foundation by 30 April 2010. Call for Nominations - Nomination Form

    . COMPETITION “10 IDEAS FOR TOMORROW’S AFRICA” (deadline: 30 april 2010)
    Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of African independence, the Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO (SHS) is launching a “Call for Ideas” for prospective proposals in favour of Africa’s development within the next decade. Application form

    . With 2010 declared the UN International Year for Biodiversity, the Anna Lindh Foundation is launching the fifth edition of its Euromed Award for the Dialogue between Cultures on the theme of "Ecological Sustainability”.read more …

    Training courses / Scholarships

    . Building Peace Skills Training 6-11 May 2010, The Hague - the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a global network of 42 youth-led peace organizations and 300 affiliates, active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. The UNOY Peacebuilders as a network organization contributes to the work of its members and affiliates in two fundamental ways: ‘Capacity building’ and ‘Advocacy and Campaigning’. For further information, please visit our website at

    . Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 31 July of each year. read more…

    . UNESCO-L'OREAL Fellowships - Within the framework of the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme has been launched with the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation with a view to promoting the contribution of young women - from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences. read more …

    . Oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy
    The second annual oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and sustainable development from a management or economics perspective a platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty. read more …

    . European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Masterclasses - On the Road to New York: MDGs Review and Beyond

    . UNOY Peacebuilders - CALL FOR INTERNS POSITIONS 2010
    The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a network of youth organisations active in the field of peacebuilding. Its Secretariat is based in The Hague, The Netherlands and is run by an international team of interns and volunteers. UNOY Peacebuilders internships offer young people an opportunity to gain work experience in the field of peace-building, join an enthusiastic international team, learn new skills and be in contact with youth and organizations from around the world.

    Request of partnership

    . SUAS Educational Development, an Irish organisation based in Dublin, is looking for some partners organisation across Europe, to submit a project proposal under the current call for proposals of EuropeAid (deadline for submiting a concept note is April 30). Please find attached a rationale for the project. Should you be interested or want to learn more, please contat David Nevin

    . “World is a Mosaic: Common Culture, Common Heritage.”
    Dear Partners and Friends, one of our Turkish partners is preparing a project with one of the schools in Mardin, the project named “World is a Mosaic: Common Culture, Common Heritage.” The objective of the project is to introduce the common heritage of humanity to European generations; to get them in a common ground and present mosaic art, which is a creative industry of the Old World. Project applicant is looking for an NGO from Italy as a project partner. We would be pleased if you could further circulate this e-mail to your NGO partners from Italy which may deal directly with the project theme. An y NGO from Italy, who is willing to participate in the project as a “partner”, is kindly requested to send his reply to the following person through the e-mail specified : Ms Esra NUREL, teacher in a vocational high school in Istanbul -
    Thanks in advance & best regards, Mustafa Ozkul - Environmental Engineer, MSc -- EU & International Relations Centre -- Union of Municipalities of Marmara İstanbul / TURKEY - -

    . Polish NGO – Education for Democracy Foundation is looking for a partner within a Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development scheme project under the dimension of public awareness raising of development issues and promotion of development education in the European Union. read more ...

    . Institute of Global Responsibility (IGO) from Warsaw, Poland is looking for partners for common project proposals in the framework of EuropeAid call for proposals on Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the EU. You can find more information on the Institute of Global Responsibility at:
    Interested? Any questions? Please contact us:

    Sharing good practices

    . UNESCO International Literacy Prizes reward excellence and innovation in the field of literacy throughout the world. By honouring the work of institutions, organizations and individuals through these Prizes, UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.
    Current UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:
    - The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize supporting literacy in multilingual contexts
    - The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy supporting literacy in rural areas
    The Prize is normally awarded at an official ceremony held for that purpose at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of International Literacy Day (8 September).
    . submission form

    . Euro-Med Cooperation in Enhancing the Role of Women read more …

    . International Fellowship Of Reconciliation - Women Peacemakers Program
    IFOR's Women Peacemakers Program believes that programs that specifically empower women peacemakers, and encourage women and girls to become involved in peacebuilding and civil society building, are essential for development. Read more …

    Job opportunities

    . The National Youth Council of Ireland wishes to recruit a Youth Arts Project Officer for the Youth Arts Programme. more …


6. Events

    . Development Education Summer School 2010 - "Schools as Key Actors in Promoting Global Education" is the overall theme of the 2010 DESS, which will take place in Hungary from June 6 to June 13. DESS is open to Development Education practitioners. Discover more on DESS 2010 and download practical information!

    . INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and conflict studies and practice; participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives. The School offers a unique opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special attention is given to how the experience and research of both practitioners and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field of conflict resolution, peacemaking, peacebuilding and reconciliation. For more information visit INCORE Summer School website

    . Invitation to International Summer Camp in Palestine : "United for Empowerment" from the 14th until the 28th of June 2010. This project  has been designed to give you the opportunity to meet with other people from around the world to share ideas, enhance practical skills, foster relationships, and give assistance to the children and youth of the Palestinian community. The international summer camp will bring together people from around the world who are interested in helping create a better world. We are targeting people who are interested in youth development, the right to education, and humanitarian issues. Palestine is a challenging but highly rewarding environment to work in. We strongly encourage highly motivated and serious men and women to apply. For more information please visit:
    For the info paper and application form please contact us at: or


7. Special Sustainable Development

    . The European Commission adopts a 12 point Action Plan to support the Millennium Development goals This is the first major policy statement of new Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.
    The aim is for the EU to take a lead in getting back on track towards the MDGs in the five years which remain to the 2015 deadline.The full set of documentation is now available online through europa development services We welcome your comments and feedback via the European Development Days stakeholder process and via the event itself, which is due to take place on 6-7 December 2010 in Brussels.

    . World Bank: End of Third World?
    Setting the scene for this week’s Spring Meetings, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the world has changed since the financial crisis, the third world is gone, and we now live in a multipolar economy. Zoellick said that future economic growth will come from many different countries, with profound implications for multilateralism, development, and international institutions such as the World Bank Group. Read More
    Meanwhile the Civil Society Policy Forum met in April 22-25. The forum consisted of more than 40 sessions bringing together World Bank and International Monetary Fund staff, civil society representatives, government officials, and others to exchange views on topics ranging from the global economic crisis to information access. Read More

    . 2010 World Social Forum - in 2010, the WSF will happen in a permanent way, all year-round, with events and activities being held throughout the world. The WSF process will focus on the global crisis, understood in all its dimensions: economic, environmental, political, social, cultural, food, civilizatory. …more
    World Social Forum website

    . World Economic Forum 2010 website


8. Campaigns