n°52 | June 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

    . Ireland : our friend Johnny Sheehan invites us to explore the new site Youthdeved

    . Global Education Week webpage

    . Colloquy "Promoting Intercultural Dialogue: issues and perspectives of the Council of Europe" - After having consulted exhaustively with different actors, the Lisbon Colloquy will launch a debate on the challenges of intercultural dialogue and the role and priorities of international institutions active in intercultural dialogue. Messages and recommendations on the main orientations of the White Paper will be adopted by 60 experts and personalities attending the Colloquy … more - Council of Europe Intercultural Dialogue special website

    . News from the North-South Centre – more

    . North-South Centre in brief

2.Other GE news

    . Council of Europe's Forum for the Future of Democracy - 13-15 June 2007, Stockholm and Sigtuna

    . Challenges to Democracy and Human Rights in Europe - Forum for the Future of Democracy - 13-15 June 2007, Stockholm and Sigtuna

    . Youth peace camp at Europa-Park : thirty-two teenagers from conflict zones, Serbians and Albanians from Kosovo and Arabs and Jews from Israel, will join a peace camp in Rust (Germany), on 1-7 July. more ...

    . Summer University for Democracy : over 600 participants from political studies schools in 15 European countries will gather in Strasbourg from 2 to 6 July for the second Summer University for Democracy on the theme ''Projects for Europe''. more ...- Special file

    . Council of Europe Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights programme (EDC/HRE)

    . Experts discuss textbooks as instruments for peace : thinking and Building Peace through Innovative Textbook Design” is the title of a meeting of experts from Europe and the Arab States hosted by UNESCO on 14 and15 June. The aim is to produce guidelines for promoting peace and intercultural understanding through curricula, textbooks and learning media within the UNESCO-ISESCO Cooperation Programme.…more

    . CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation : G8 outcome and reflections on the 2007 CIVICUS World Assembly … more

    . World Refugee Day – 20 June 2007

    . World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2007

    . World Environment Day - 5 June 2007 : Melting Ice - A Hot Topic?

    . IIEP summer course on “Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education”

    . Diversity, Dialogue and Solidarity: the first Euro-Med Youth Parliament meets in Berlin … more

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

5.Message in a bottle


7.Special Sustainable Development


    . Cultures and Human Rights of the Mediterranean Area - Council of Europe’s 'All Different - All Equal' campaign for diversity, human rights, and participation. more ...

    Council of Europe All Different All Equal Campaign
    All Different All Equal Campaign webpage

    Other Council of Europe Campaigns
    . 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.
    . Dosta! Go beyond prejudice, discover the Roma!
    . Stop Domestic Violence
    . Human being - not for sale