Balkan Regional Seminar follow-up meeting 2018
Over 50 practitioners and decision makers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” will gather in Zagreb, in 17-18 October, to assess the level of implementation of the recommendations agreed in the previous Balkan global development education seminar (Belgrade, 2017) in the fields of policy and curricula development, pedagogical support and advocacy, in accordance with the Zagreb Congress strategic recommendations (2015).
During the two-day meeting and based on the report of the Belgrade global development education seminar and on the outcomes of the annual task-force meeting(s), participants will review the state of advancement of global development education implementation through three sessions dedicated to
policy-making and curriculum development
professional development of educators and quality support
awareness raising and pedagogical tools
The meeting will take place in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.
The meeting is organised and facilitated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe with the support of the European Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education of Croatia, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia. The following civil society organisations are the organising partners:
Representatives from neighbouring regions are invited as peer observers.
Measure the progress made in relation to the recommendations of Belgrade’s global development education regional seminar
Share strategies developed since last seminar for the recognition and promotion of global development education
Acknowledge complementarities between existing education national policies in Balkan countries, the Zagreb Congress strategic recommendations and with Council of Europe framework of competences for democratic culture
Agree on a monitoring calendar, with benchmarks,until the next follow-up meeting planned for the first semester 2019
Identify common challenges and practices in global development education in the Balkan countries and agree on regular national intermediate monitoring meetings involving the multistakeholder task forces
Promote global development education as an integral part of education and of development policy through regular assessment of the progress made in the field of Policy Making and Curricula Development
Plan and agree opportunities to develop joint action and collaboration within and beyond the Balkan countries through regular meetings between the regional North-South Centre global development education network coordinators
Establish and benchmark operational recommendations and priorities for furthering global development education in the Balkan countries
The activities of the North-South Centre Global Education programme are implemented in the framework of the iLegend programme -Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue- a joint programme between, and funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe.
North-South Centre Global Education Guidelines - a Handbook for Educators to Understand and Implement Global Education, Lisbon, 2012 (2008)
Council of Europe framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, Strasbourg, 2016
White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue: “Living Together As Equals in Dignity” Strasbourg, 2008
Third European Congress on Global Education
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