The Global Education Week is a Europe wide awareness raising campaign.
It is a call to rethink our habits and ways of living, spending and consuming but also find new ways of education and socialisation.
It relates to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which aim to eliminate extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and combat the threat of climate change by 2030.
The Global Education Week is a common tool, built on experience gained by the North-South Centre Global Education Network and other partners, to support educators to successfully design, implement and carry out global education initiatives and learning activities.
The Week happens every year during the third week of November (16-22 November 2020). It is a collective initiative implemented in partnership with organisations and citizens from a wide number of countries across Europe and North-South Centre’s member states. It is also a moment for celebrating all the work done by educators and practitioners throughout the year and for promoting global education as an important tool fostering solidarity, intercultural dialogue and peer learning, sustainable lifestyles and sustainable development.
During the Global Education Week schools, youth organizations, development organizations, local and national governments, faith-based organizations and other stakeholders come together to raise awareness about the importance of cooperating for protecting our world through a number of activities: live debates and talks, short-movie festivals, poster competitions, global lectures, workshops, social media campaigns and much more.
Everyone is invited! Gathering and merging ideas is essential to this global initiative. Any interested parties of the Council of Europe’s member states can take part in the Global Education Week by contacting the national coordinators, to engage directly in some of the activities already planned or by proposing new ones.