14 Nov 2022 12:54:00
Launch of the Global Education Week 2022 : large mobilisation across Europe and beyond to promote solidarity and fairness through education.Lisbon 14/11/2022
From 14 to 20 November practitioners and citizens are organising and attending thousands of...
10 Oct 2022 16:38:00
Youth Initiatives 2022: Global Education promoted through seven projects developed by youth multipliers.Lisbon 10/10/2022
In the framework of the project “iLEGEND II: Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global...
04 Oct 2022 10:59:00
Global Education Week 2022: let’s take action in November to promote solidarity and fairness through education.04/10/2022 Lisbon 04/10/2022
The Global Education Week is back! The 2022 edition will take place from 14 to 20 November, and...
05 Aug 2022 14:21:00Lisbon 05/08/2022
Over 700 participants from 54 different countries met in Strasbourg (France) and online for the...
26 Apr 2022 12:35:00Lisbon 27/04/2022
For more than 20 years, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe advocates for Global...
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 II "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: