Global Education Week 2019 Global Education Week 2019

Wake Up! This is the final call for climate.

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe promotes the 21st annual celebration of Global Education Week (GEW), which will take place from the 18-24 November 2019, under the theme “Wake Up! This is the final call for climate.

The events take place across Europe in settings of both formal and non-formal education.

The GEW theme focuses on sustainable lifestyles and relates directly 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.

It is a call to rethink our habits and ways of living, spending and consuming but also find new ways of education and socialisation. Through taking charge of waste, pollution, emissions and the use of natural resources, sustainable lifestyles are key to protecting the environment.

The theme calls for reflections about our daily activities, future aspirations and the impact we can have in influencing change.

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Everyone is invited Everyone is invited

We invite all schools and youth organisations, as well as any other interested parties of the Council of Europe’s member states to take part in the Europe wide awareness raising event. Students, educators and youth groups willing to implement a global education awareness-raising project are welcome. School links and networking with partners in the South are vividly encouraged.

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On the useful resources section of this page, you will find suggestions for school and classroom activities, access to the global education week network national contacts, useful global education-related links such as educational networks, pedagogical resources and newsletters.

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What is the Global Education Week What is the Global Education Week

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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For the period 2016-2019, the European Union is partnering with the Council of Europe, through its North-South Centre, to include Global Development Education in formal education in the Balkans, Baltic, South East Europe and Mediterranean and Visegrad regions. Activities of the Global Education Programme are co-funded by the Civil Society and Local Authorities Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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