"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". The Maastricht Declaration, 2002.
Global education is understood to encompass development education, human rights education, education for sustainability, education for peace and conflict prevention and intercultural education; being the global dimension of education for citizenship.
The North-South Centre’s work for the development of global education started in 1997 when the Global Education Charter was drafted and became its reference background document. Since then, the North-South Centre has been contributing to the dissemination and enrichment of global education through a number of initiatives.
The capacity building pillar of the Programme consists of offering guidelines and training courses for educators (from the formal and non-formal sectors), enabling them to understand and practice global education.
It also offers networking strategies for the promotion of good global education practices.
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The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe strives to improve policies, partnerships and networks in the field of global education
The North-South Centre works on the development of a European framework for global education and on the recognition of global education by policymakers - Global Education Recommendations
The North-South Centre provides space for dialogue, sharing of experiences and the identification of common priorities: National and Regional Seminars
The North-South Centre strengthens a network of key stakeholders, at the global and European levels, with a focus on the new European Union member states: North-South Centre Global Education Network
The North-South Centre promotes Global Education practices and encourages their implementation: Global Education Week
The Joint Programme signed between the European Commission and the Council of Europe is essential for the achievement of these goals.