Analysing the quantitative sources of investments by national governments as well as the qualitative narrative around GCE (How is GCE named? What is its framework of action?), this report digs into the complex world of GCE and provides a full picture of its current states in Europe.
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STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT:
MAIN FINDINGS OF THE REPORT:
- The funding for GCE is in a phase of stagnation – not much has changed since 2010.
- The context, however, has changed: we acknowledge new global challenges, new agreements and an overall different political situation in Europe.
- While the importance of GCE is sometimes recognised (by UNESCO for example), this does not lead to financial investment.
- Almost half of EU countries (i.e. so called EU10/12 countries) are dependent on EU funding which signals that there are no well established national funding and partnership structures.
- The main public sector funding providers are the ministries of Foreign Affairs and their agencies. Strangely, the education sector is not much involved in funding and advocating for GCE. Nevertheless, they play a critical role in the integration of GCE in the formal education system (curriculum, teacher training…)
- More and more partners are involved in GCE (UNESCO,OECD, GENE). This means that national NGOs should redefine their role and added-value in the area. They should become active advocates of their work and its impact.
- The context of crisis of trust and lack of effective partnership models between the governmental and non-governmental sectors impacts the general framework in which GCE funding operates.
- Development NGOs have critical resources in terms of knowledge, experience, networks, but they aren’t effectively used.