The Global Education Week is a Europe wide awareness raising event, which takes place annually in formal and non-formal educational settings across the continent. It has a different theme every year.

The Global Education Week’s aim is to encourage educators and learners to explore educational activities for global citizenship. In line with Target 4.7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, the Global Education Week addresses issues related to diversity and inequality at the local and global levels, and tries to foster:

  • Awareness of the wider world and of our own role as world citizens
  • Attitudes of respect for diversity and intercultural communication skills
  • Responsibility for our own actions
  • The ability to take action to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place
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Global Education Week 2017

"My World Depends on Us" is the theme of the 2017 Global Education Week, an annual event, which takes place in schools and education institutions across Europe.

Interdependence is the priority issue for the Global Education Week Network coordinators and is in line with the North-South Centre’s mandate: raising awareness on North-South and global interdependence issues.

It is linked to the nature of Global Education and its relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  18-26 November  


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The first Global Education Week, launched by the North-South Centre in 1999, focused on how to overcome poverty and social exclusion. Since then, and on the basis of very positive feedback from the 1999 edition, the North-South Centre has invited all member states of the Council of Europe to participate in the Global Education Week every year, through the active collaboration of the Global Education Week Network.

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