Nº 64 | March/April 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.
Dialogue for a shared sustainable future has marked the beginning of 2009, with international events bringing our attention to the need of a concerted action for a safe and fair development. Fair development with equal rights to prevent social tensions. A just development made possible through a participatory democracy and the engagement of active citizens.
An awareness of world challenges built up also through youth networking, bridging European and African youth leaders in training and partnership projects offered in the frame of the North-South Centre Africa Europe Youth Summit follow-up;
Finally, a dialogue for a real gender parity, involving decision-makers and civil society organisations from both shores of the Mediterranean sea is another contribution of the North-South Centre to make intercultural dialogue a reality.
We invite you to get acquainted to North-South Centre numerous activities which have marked the beginning of 2009 through its website and through this newsletter that we are happy to share with you.
Check also for related useful links (§3) and resources (§4) as well as interesting offers (§5) and events and conferences (§6)
Wishing you a captivating and enjoyable reading!
. Global Education Guidelines more...
. Global Education Week evaluation seminar more...
. Global development education in the new EU member States more ...
. Intercultural Dialogue, History and History Teaching in the Context of Globalisation more ...
. Conference on the role of women in the Euro Mediterranean region more ...
You will find more about North-South Centre coming events on NSC website…
. Global Campaign for Education
Global Campaign for Education Action week in Portugal – Semana de Acção Global
. World Water Forum: the world's largest water event
. UNESCO Youth Exchange : planet Earth is facing a severe global crisis. Inefficient consumption and production patterns are putting an unbearable strain on our planet. youthxchange is designed to help trainers and individuals to understand and communicate on sustainable lifestyles.
. GLEN –Global Education Network of Young Europeans- aims at contributing to a better understanding of global interdependency, fair and sustainable ways of living, to a responsible development policy and to North-South relations based upon equal partnership and mutual respect.
. Culture Action Europe : the European forum for the arts & heritage
UNESCO – Social & Human sciences
Council of Europe
. The Autumn-Winter 2008 issue of the Newsletter of the Council of Europe Education Directorate has been released. The Newsletter presents the work undertaken by the Education Directorate and examines teaching history for reconciliation and tolerance; global education; core competences for democratic citizenship; and other topics. Available online in PDF format in English & French
. EDC/HRE (Volume V): Exploring Children's Rights - Nine short projects for primary level (2007)
. Manifesto for a new urbanity - European Urban Charter II (2009)
Sharing good practices
. The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is organizing its second international conference, entitled: "Excellence in Education 2009: Leading Minds Creating the Future. This conference will take place in Ulm, Germany. For more information, will you please access conference website. We are inviting you to submit your abstracts and join our conference.
. International Greening Education Event in Karlsruhe - Germany (About Ecologizing Education) : A three-day International Seminar on Greening Education will be held from 17 to 19 June 2009 in the “green” city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will take education and environmental policy makers, academicians, teachers, school managers and environmental professionals through the need for greening the education, and then discuss effective initiatives that governments, education institutions and development organisations need to take and can take to provide sustainable knowledge, skills, values and practices in the classrooms and in the communities.
. Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) National Conference
. CIVICUS special issue on WSF and WEF read more
Council of Europe All Different All Equal Campaign
Other Council of Europe Campaigns