Global Education Resources
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launched a revised version of the Global Education Guidelines in September 2019.
The new GEG introduces methodological approaches to support GE measurement and monitoring. The structure of the document has been designed to reinforce its practical use and enable formal and non-formal educators to tackle different aspects of GE in a training/learning context and its evaluation.
The new version of the Global Education Guidelines-concepts and methodologies on global education for educators and policy makers has been translated in French (The Spanish version will be soon available). It will serve as a reference pedagogical resource for the North-South Centre residential and on-line courses which shall be complemented by a Massive Open Online Course.
The previous version of the Guidelines are available in the following languages:
- GLOBAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES
- GUIDE PRATIQUE SUR L’ÉDUCATION À LA CITOYENNETÉ MONDIALE
- PAUTAS PARA UNA EDUCACÍON GLOBAL
- GUIA PRÁTICO PARA A EDUCAÇÃO GLOBAL
- SMERNICE ZA GLOBALNO IZOBRAŽEVANJE
- LINEE GUIDA PER L’EDUCAZIONE INTERCULTURALE
- PRZEWODNIK PO EDUKACJI GLOBALNEJ
- LEITLINIEN GLOBALES LERNEN
- الدليل التطبيقي للتربية من أجل المواطنة العالمية
- ОСНОВНИ НАСОКИ ЗА ГЛОБАЛНО ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ
- SMJERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
- ΚΑΤΕΥΘΥΝΤΗΡΙΕΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ
- УПАТСВА ЗА ГЛОБАЛНО ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ
- UDHËZIME PËR EDUKIMIN GLOBAL
- 全球教育指南 供教育者理解和實施全球的行動手冊
- 全球教育指南 供教育者理解和实施全球的行动手册
- SMERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
- SMJERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
- KÜRESEL EĞİTİM REHBERİ KÜRESEL EĞİTİM ANLAMAK VE UYGULAMAK ÜZERE EĞİTİMCİLER İÇİN EL KİTABI
inEDU inclusive education model for children with migrant background in pre-schools
by Eesti People to People
“inEDU” is project of Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 3: Support for policy reform. Social inclusion through education, training and youth. The duration of the project is 24 months starting on December 2016. Coordinator is the Foundation in Support of Local Democracy (FSLD) from Poland.
Priority areas: intercultural dialogue
When: Since December 2016
To whom: Children with migration background in chosen preschool institutions in partner countries, teachers, sraff and NGOs workers
Type of action: Project
Jump into sustainable lifestyle
by The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre (LCYC)
The awareness of the human impact on the environment has increased, and there is a greater focus on personal as well as global consequences of individual lifestyle choices, unfortunately, sustainable development is still not a central topic of educational system in the Baltic states. To solve this problem, The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre (LCYC) has started Erasmus + project „Jump into Sustainable Lifestyle“, whose aim is to intensively disseminate and adapt innovative practices of education for sustainable development in partnering countries.
Priority areas: sustainable development
When: Since 2018
To whom: School teachers, School administration, Students and their family members
Type of action: Project
SDG-training for Youth worker
Südwind invited 28 youth workers from five different countries to Vienna for an international SDG training. For one week the participants dealt with the SDGs in different ways and got to know various methods. Through the insight into the work of civil society initiatives, many tips for their own work could be collected. At a theatre workshop, the participants practiced methodical communication of the SDGs. With the help of a future lab, they worked on transforming dreams of a better world into concrete actions and workshop guidelines.
Priority areas: sustainable development, SDGs, global education, training
Where: Vienna, Austria
To whom: European youth workers
Type of action: Workshop
Global Education in Digital Era
by Open education centre
The challenge of the project is how to use digital compertences of the students and teachers in realization of Global Education Programme and Projects
Priority areas: democratic citizenship, sustainable development
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
To whom: Educators from high schools
Type of action: Seminar
Your Right is Youth Right
by GSM-Genclik Servisleri Merkezi (Youth Sercices Center)
The project was conducted; i) to contribute to the development of youth policies and youth works in Turkey with a rights-based approach, ii) to create opportunities for organizations working in the youth field to constitute a common platform and to cooperate among themselves, and iii) to co-ordinate with youth policy sectors, especially public institutions; and lasted for 36 months.
Priority areas: democratic citizenship, human rights, youth rights
Where: Ankara, Turkey
To whom: Young People and Youth Civil Society Organisations
Type of action: Campaign
Handbook for Teachers on the Sustainable Development Goals and Migration
by SLOGA Platform
An interdisciplinary group of students of the University of Ljubljana developed a handbook for teachers on the SDGs and migration under mentorship of Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana and SLOGA Platform. The handbook has been developed by two interdisciplinary groups of students within two projects implemented in 2017 and 2018. To achieve the SDGs, they have to be transposed from the global level to the local level, since only changes in the local environment, with active participation of the local community, will influence the awareness and the changes at the global level.
Priority areas: intercultural dialogue, democratic citizenship, sustainable development, human rights
Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia
To whom: Slovenian teachers and non-formal educators addressing sustainable development and migration in teaching activities.
Type of action: Research
Council of Europe
COMPASS – Produced within the framework of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe, the programme aims to put human rights at the centre of youth work and thereby to contribute to bringing human rights education into the mainstream;
COMPASITO – Manual on Human Rights Education for Children;
Charter for All – Pedagogical resources on Democracy and Human Rights Education;
DOmino – Manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance. See also Alien 93, Youth organisation combatting racism and xenophobia;
Education Pack – Ideas, resources, methods and activities for informal intercultural education with young people and adults;
European Charter for a Democratic School without Violence – Upon the initiative of the Council of Europe, young people from across Europe have prepared the European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence on the basis of the fundamental values and principles shared by all Europeans, in particular, those set forth in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
Gender Matters – Manual on gender-based violence affecting young people.
UN’s Role of Protection of Human Rights – Website of one of the main purposes of the United Nations. Can be projected in classrooms and explored by Educators to introduce to learners the Human Rights Education fundamental topics;
Sustainable Development Goals – built upon the success of the Millennium Development Goals Agenda that found its term in 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) Agenda came into force in January 2016. In this Agenda is included the specific “Quality Education” Target (4.7) that encompasses the promotion of Global Education/Global Citizenship Education. On this regard you can also check UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development webpage;
Sustainable Development Report 2019: Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Report 2019 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 Four years after signing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries have taken action to integrate the Goals and targets into their national development plans and to align policies and institutions behind them. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 uses the latest available data to track global progress on the SDGs and to take stock of how far we have come in realizing our commitments. The report shows that, while advances have been made in some areas, monumental challenges remain. The evidence and data spotlight areas that require urgent attention and more rapid progress to realize the 2030 Agenda’s far-reaching vision.
Beyond commitments 2019: how countries implement SDG 4 Almost one-third of the time set to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has elapsed. The 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the global SDG follow-up and review mechanism, represents a major stock-taking moment for countries, especially as regards SDG 4, the education goal, which is being reviewed for the first time.
Meeting commitments: are countries on track to achieve SDG 4? The world is a third of the way towards the deadline of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the fourth Sustainable Development Goal on education, SDG 4. But it is behind on its commitments. This joint publication by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring Report for the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development captures concisely how far the world is from achieving its education targets.
Global Citizenship Education Programme – The promotion of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is included in the SDGs as the Target 4.7., and the monitoring of its achievement was entrusted to UNESCO’s Education for 21st Century Programme and its assessment is made by the annual Global Education Monitoring Report (2016 edition);
International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) – This particular initiative, promoted by UNESCO, corresponds to a vast amount of resources, available at its official website, destined to encourage the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue through Global Education. As mentioned in the website, this particular International Decade “(…) is to be understood as a commitment to for addressing this pressing need to take into account and clearly demonstrate new articulations between cultural diversity and universal values”. See also the Conceptual and Operational Framework on Intercultural Competences.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Global Forum on Development – It is an annual event, the OECD promotes, to discuss ways to optimize policies and achieve the UN’s Agenda 2030. Many documents produced on this topic are available for consultations on OECD’s website. In July 2016, a report was launched on a study for the Distance Measuring to the SDGs Targets. This was a study conducted using as reference a specific number of pilot-countries.
Amnesty International – Ideas for activities (example), and resources on the promotion of Human Rights Education. For instance, through this proposal of activity, you can invite an Amnesty speaker to your school for free workshops and lessons. On the following links, you have access to ideas and pedagogical resources for Primary Education, Secondary Education and Higher/Adult Education Levels;
Centre for Global Education – With the purpose of raising awareness on global issues, this Organization promotes events and training courses, and leave available a wide range of free resources on Global Education, both for the formal and the non-formal sectors of education;
Citizenship Foundation – Website for educators who work on Citizenship Education;
Christian Aid – Organization that promotes awareness-raising and participative Global Citizenship through a religious way of education;
European Federation for Intercultural Learning - EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning coordinates a thematic network of organisations, schools, and trainers who have a key role in promoting Global Education in Europe;
Global Dimension (Think Global) – Is an online platform with the aim to insert Global Education into the learning curricula. It helps teachers to bring the global issues into the classrooms for discussion, leaving available, for this purpose, a considerable amount of teaching material and suggestions for activities. Global Dimension is a member of the Think Global Network;
iEarn – Is an online platform that brings together around 30 000 schools and youth organizations. It promotes various projects in order to help teachers and students to adapt their classes accordingly with their needs. Here you can access the network and get in touch with their resources;
Insights from the Field (Peace Corps) – Guide for teachers designed to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others as they focus on a culture other than their own. A performance task is available at the end of each Unit;
My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) - This particular organization, created in 2002, in Johannesburg, “(…) encourages and promote youth engagement in using geographic tools and concepts to address sustainable development challenges in their communities”. The purpose is to build a geographically literate generation, able to use this knowledge in their everyday lives to bring about true sustainable development. All participants are eligible to receive a free resource kit, which contains software, maps, and educational materials about geography, GIS technology, and sustainable development;
Save the Children's Education Unit – Activities and projects of Save the Children’s Education Programme;
Think Global – Online network, that includes NGOs, Schools and around 12 000 individual educators, with the aim to promote global issues and enhance Global Education in Schools by working in collaboration with governmental authorities and research organizations. A free online library with learning resources on Global Education is available.
Send us your good practices:
The good practices database of the North-South Centre features ground-breaking projects with proven success in the fields of integration, protection, social and economic empowerment and education, just to name a few. You can also contribute by sending your projects and help other organisations with your stories and experiences.