Education for a Global Citizenship - Unity in Diversity. Zagreb, 26-28 November 2015

This Congress brought together over 200 stakeholders in global education (GE), from formal and non-formal education sectors, civil society platforms, governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities and intergovernmental organisations from Europe and beyond, using the principle of "quadrilogue" and of a holistic approach to global education.

Objectives of the Congress

The objectives of the Congress were to:

  • Contribute to a Global Education/Global Citizenship Education (GE/GCED) competence and methodological framework, in particular key competences for intercultural and interreligious understanding, to be used in both formal and non-formal education sectors and which contribute to critical and active citizenship, aware of, and able to deal with global challenges and opportunities;
  • Identify the priorities and mechanisms for further strengthening of GE/GCED, given the existing needs and the achievements at the country level, within national strategy development, curricular reform, capacity-building, quality support, campaigning and outreach;
  • Identify the added value and possible contribution of GE/GCED to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Outline proposals to establish an oversight mechanism to support evaluation and implementation of GE/GCED in Europe and propose an Action Plan for the next three years in terms of policy development, pedagogical support and training mechanisms.

Congress documents

 Concept paper of the 3rd European Congress on Global Education

 Programme of the 3rd European Congress on Global Education

 Final Recommendations of the 3rd European Congress on Global Education

 Final Report of the 3rd European Congress on Global Education

 Workshops briefing notes

 Background documents and documentary resources

 GE national seminars: 2013-14 overview

 GE regional seminars: 2013-14 overview

 Global Education Survey - Evaluating the 2012 Lisbon Congress Thematic Recommendations

 Youth Global Skills Survey - Exploring Youth Skills for the 21st Century from a Youth Perspective

 UNESCO GCED Framework

Milestone Framework Documents

 2nd Global Education Congress Strategic recommendations, Lisbon (2012)

 Reports of the Global Education national and regional seminars organised by the North-South Centre over the period 2009-2015 in the framework of the JMA with the EC

 North-South Centre Global Education Guidelines (2008 / revised edition in 2012)

 Maastricht Declaration (2002)

 Global Education Charter (1997)

European Recommendations

 CoE Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights

 CoE Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on intercultural integration

 CoE Recommendation CM/Rec (2011)4 on education for global interdependence and solidarity

 CoE Recommendation CM/Rec (2010)7 on the Council of Europe Charter on education for democratic citizenship and human rights education

 European Consensus on Development: the contribution of Development Education & Awareness Raising (2007)

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