n°50 | May 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 Global Education Week network
2.Other GE news

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

5.Message in a bottle

6.Events

7.Special Sustainable Development

8.Campaigns


1.News from Global Education Week network
. Global Education Week webpage
. News from the North-South Centre – more
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Call for nominations for the Council of Europe’s 2007 North-South Prize more
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North-South Centre in brief

2.Other GE news
. Council of Europe Education Ministers in favour of quality education for all
Istanbul on 4 and 5 May - on the Council of Europe’s 58th anniversary, the Education Ministers from the 49 signatory States of the European Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe concluded their discussions with the adoption of a final declaration, whereby they undertake to elaborate policies aiming at :
- ensuring access to quality education for all, within a society that is more humane and more just, and lifelong learning;
- encouraging the active involvement of parents and civic commitment of all actors in society in order to ensure children’s success at school ;
- promoting children’s rights, in accordance with European and international legal instruments.
The participants in the Conference welcomed the Norwegian initiative to set up a Resource Centre on democratic citizenship and intercultural education, working in close liaison with the Council of Europe’s Education Directorate and contributing to its programme.
The Ministers present set as the main objective of the Council of Europe programme of co-operation the development of key competences for democratic culture and social cohesion.
They also expressed the wish that this declaration be fully integrated in the activities of the Council of Europe relating to the preparation of the White Paper on intercultural dialogue.
- Council of Europe Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights programme (EDC/HRE)
. Council of Europe All Different All Equal Campaign : from 6-10 June 2007 in Monopoli, Italy, a symposium and a "Mediterranean Village" will cause versatile occasions to deal with the topics of "Migrations, Youth, Diversity, Cultures and Religions" under a Mediterranean aspect. Please have a look at the detailed presentation and application form
. A giant step towards Education for All - The launch of a major global alliance for education was announced by UNESCO and the World Economic Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on 2 May. Partnerships for Education (PfE) is an unprecedented collaboration between governments, the private sector, international organizations and donors to meet the goal of providing education for all (EFA) by 2015. more
. Education Conference Urges Donors to Honor Commitments more
. Our World Survey : you are cordially invited to take part in the 2007 Global Survey of Youth Attitudes towards Citizenship and Identity in the 21st Century

3.Useful links
. UNESCO portal : Statistics - Guidelines - Toolkits

4.Useful resources
Council of Europe
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The Council of Europe has developped several tools aimed at helping practioners to promote citizenship, human rights and intercultural learning.  more
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Religious diversity and intercultural education : a reference book for schools (2007)
Others
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DEEEP - Development Education Times
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A human development approach to preventing new cycles of debt - a CIDSE Background paper by Aldo Caliari & Jean Merckaert (April 2007)
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The EU’s Footprint in the South: Does European Community development cooperation make a difference for the poor? - International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity – CIDSE (2007)
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Africa: where are the EPA impact assessments? by Moyiga Nduru - From Aid to Trade with Africa
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Africa: G8 asked to keep its promises - by Julio Godoy - IPS

5.Message in a bottle
. Call for applications for HREA e-learning course : "Armed Conflict, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law" more
. The DEA is looking for a manager for the Global Dimension website: www.globaldimension.org.uk - For a job description contact and application form go to www.dea.org.uk - Applications close at 5pm, Friday 18th May.  Interviews will be held on 30th May 2007.
. Short Course on "Sustainability and Diverstiy", July 2007, Atlantic College, South Wales
. European Commission DE-related calls open to development NGOs:
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 - Emblematic actions on a European scale

Deadline: 31 July 200
Call text
. Guidelines. Application form. Budget form. Model grant agreement. Financial capacity form. Financial identification form. Legal entity form. More information.
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 - National or regional initiatives

Deadline: 31 July 2007
Call text
. Guidelines. Application form. Budget form. Model grant agreement. Financial capacity form. Financial identification form. Legal entity form. More information.

6.Events
. Forum Education au développement - Journée d'échange et d'action : Renforcer l'Education au développement, Stratégies, Pratiques et Méthodes - Jeudi le 24 mai 2007, 9.00 - 13.00 et 14.00 - 17.30 Les Soufflantes Esch/Belval, Luxembourg
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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
World Assembly: Acting Together for a Just World – Accountability, delivering Results
Glasgow, 23-27 May 2007
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Pan African Youth Leadership Forum (PAYLF) : Democracy in Africa: Renewing the Vision June 18 - 25, 2007, Accra, Ghana - Friends of Africa International (FAI)
Programme Overview
& Application form
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Summer School Advocacy Plus  - 2-13 July 2007, Oxford, UK
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Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network – HRE Summer School : Human Rights Education and Youth Participation in the Euromed Region - Limassol, Cyprus - 23-39 July 2007

7.Special Sustainable Development
. Global Development Network : Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2007
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World Social Forum 2008

8.Campaigns
Council of Europe All Different All Equal Campaign
All Different All Equal Campaign webpage
Other Council of Europe Campaigns
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Building a Europe for and with children - A Council of Europe programme for the  promotion  of children's rights and the protection of children from violence.
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Dosta! Go beyond prejudice, discover the Roma!
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Stop Domestic Violence
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Human being - not for sale