24 janv. 2024
On International Day of Education, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe emphasises the significance of Global Education for Peace.Lisbon 24/01/2024
“Learning for Lasting Peace” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Education. Global...
28 sept. 2023
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe's contribution to the ongoing Conference of Ministers of Education.Strasbourg 28/09/2023
The North-South Centre participates in the 26th session of the Council of Europe Standing...
17 juil. 2023Lisbon 17/07/2023
Over 300 000 participants yearly join in the iLEGEND’s Global Education Week, taking place the...
14 juin 2023
Applications are now open for the online course on Global Education and Intercultural/Interfaith Dialogue.Lisbon 14/06/2023
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches a Tutored Online Training Course on...
18 mai 2023
Thematic seminar on reinforcing the competences of education practitioners to manage intercultural and interfaith dialogue takes place today.Lisbon 18/05/2023
The iLEGEND III seminar “Reinforcing competences of education practitioners to manage...
Global education is education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the globalised world and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and Human Rights for all.
Global education is a pedagogical approach that fosters multiple perspectives and the deconstruction of stereotypes and builds on a learner centred approach to foster critical awareness of global challenges and engagement for sustainable lifestyles.
Global Education competences build on development education, human rights education, education for sustainability, education for peace and conflict prevention and intercultural education, all being the global dimension of education for citizenship.
The North-South Centre’s work for the development of global education started in 1991 with pioneer regional multistakeholder seminars on the issue. They led to the drafting of the Global Education Charter in 1997, which became its reference background document, later consolidated by the recommendations from European global education multistakeholder congresses and regional seminars, as well as a capacity building scheme for formal and non-formal educators.
Ever since, the North-South Centre has been contributing to global education advocacy and pedagogical support through a number of initiatives, at institutional and education levels.
The activities of the Global Education Programme are co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe under the iLegend III "Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue" Joint Programme.
Global education echoes the priorities defined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Global education topics and priorities cover mainly Sustainable Development Goals: