n°51 | 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 the North-South Centre & the 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

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1.News from North-South Centre & the Global Education Week network
We invite you to explore the Global Education Week webpage and get acquainted with updated information from Poland and Slovakia.
. Global Education Week webpage
. Since 1999 the World Aware Education Award have stimulated the improvement of networking, partnership and coordination among organisations for the increase of global education. Global Education visibility and practice is encouraged and reinforced by the Award. The World Aware Education Award annoucement in October 2006 resulted in applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, French Guyane, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kirgistan, Moldova, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Romania, Slovenia, UK, Ukraine and from international networks which were submitted to an international jury. The three projects the North-South Centre nominated for WAEA laureates are:
"Red-Cross project: institutionalising development education"
"Youth Action for Change" network
"The Others Role"
The Awards will be presented to the laureate organisations during a special ceremony hold during the symposium Mediterranean Crossroads : Migrations, Youth, Diversity, Cultures and Religions, organised in Monopoli, Italy, 6-10 June, in the context of the Council of Europe Campaign “All Different, All Equal”. The awards are made possible through the generous support of Irish Aid.
Link to World Aware Education Award 2006 projects

. Consultation with the African Youth Diaspora in Portugal - Towards the Africa Europe Youth Summit : this national consultation intends to promote the debate and exchange of good practices and experiences in the framework of African-European youth co-operation. The consultation will be held from 25 (Africa Day) to 27 May 2007 in Almada (Portugal) gathering young people from the African diaspora in Portugal and members of associations of the African community in Portugal … more
Presentation and application form

In the same line, 40 representatives of national youth organisations gathered last 4 and 6 May 2007 in Sintra (Portugal) for a national consultation in preparation of the Africa-Europe Youth Summit to be held under the Portuguese EU Chairmanship. Conclusions
. Migrants, actors and vectors of intercultural dialogue : the Consultation on "Migrants, actors and vectors of Intercultural Dialogue" started on Monday 21st May in Lisbon in the framework of the consultation for the elaboration of the Council of Europe « White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue » and in the framework of the Portuguese Week on Intercultural Diversity. … more
Programme

. « Women and Intercultural Dialogue » : also in the framework of the preparation of the « White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue » of the Council of Europe, the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (DGIV), the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva (IUED) organised a consultation on « Women and Intercultural Dialogue » in Geneva on 14-15 April 2007 . The meeting brought together experts both from the North and South to discuss the interaction between the promotion of the rights of women and intercultural dialogue as well as the participation of women in this dialogue. Programme
. News from the North-South Centre – more
. North-South Centre in brief

2.Other GE news
Council of Europe Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights programme (EDC/HRE)
. International Day Against Homophobia - 17 May : Council of Europe Secretary General condemns prejudice and discrimination against gays and lesbians in Europe ... more
. Migration, Refugees and Population : Parliamentarians call for the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean Migration Observatory - Joint declaration
. Migration, development and management of social transformations - the role of UNESCO
. 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 developed several tools aimed at helping practitioners to promote citizenship, human rights and intercultural learning.  more
Others
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World Bank Global Monitoring Report 2007 on the Millennium Development Goals: Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States

5.Message in a bottle
. From Finland, The Drops Of Life : – A Play About Tree Planting And Co-operation ... more

6.Events
. DEA (UK) / DEEEP training workshop on Evaluation of Development Education more
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Summer School on the Rights of Minorities & Indigenous Peoples (Galway, 18-22 June 2007) … more

7.Special Sustainable Development
. World Social Forum 2008
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World Bank Global Monitoring Report 2007 on the Millennium Development Goals: Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States
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Development: poor could lose 67 billion dollars by David Cronin - IPS
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Africa: 28 stories, 28 million victims by Mithre J. Sandrasagra - IPS

8.Campaigns
. On May 27th, join the Greenpeace Global Big Blue March. Participate in the March held in your own town, or set up one yourself! Click here and start campaigning!
. International refugee day - 20 June 2007 : campaigning in support of refugees!
protesting against the fatal realities of fortress europe! ….more
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