Global Education Week

The Global Education Week (GEW) is a Europe-wide awareness-raising event, which takes place annually in formal and non-formal educational settings across the continent.

Global Education Guidelines

The GE Guidelines (2008, updated versions in 2010 & 2012) strengthened the conceptual and methodological framework of Global Education. Their main aim is to provide practitioners – from both the formal and non-formal education sectors – with general elements and competencies, which they can develop and adapt to their local context.

The Guidelines are available in 17 languages.

Online Training Courses

OTCs exist since 2009, and they cover three different dimensions of GE:

Each course is available twice a year.

A 2012 study entitled Global Education through E-learning: Uncovering Outcomes shows that “the course improves participants’ awareness of global issues and interconnectedness as well as skills which they apply in their current practice, in new activities, advocacy and in policy making”.

Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe

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iLegend | Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue

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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 (GDE) 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.

The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the North-South Centre and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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