Global Citizenship Education & People Engagement
Global Citizenship Education and all forms of awareness raising and campaigning supporting active engagement of people are crucial for global justice. As we come to the Sustainable Development Goals’ age, it will become even more important to engage citizens throughout Europe to recognise the interlinked nature of global issues and contribute to a fairer and more sustainable world.
This is why we target the EU institutions as well as the development actors themselves to challenge the classic approach to international development and address the root causes of inequality to tackle them. We believe that global citizenship education is a key tool in gaining a critical understanding of the world around us and in creating an active global civil society.
The change we want to see:
- Global Citizenship Education: We want the European Policies at EU and Member State level to be in line with the target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals. We want them to reflect commitment to Global Citizenship Education, including with financing.
- Gender Equality: We want the gender perspectives on sustainable development to be better conveyed in our network and through our work.
- Paradigm Shift towards sustainable global development: We want to develop a critical dialogue within the membership and our political narrative on universal values underpinning the paradigm shift (especially development education, global learning, campaigning and public fundraising activities).
- Public Pressure for Global Justice: We want to create spaces for members to promote citizen’s engagement and action for global justice by strengthening our political work.
CONCORD members gathered in Tallinn on 8th and 9th November to challenge and practice their and CONCORD’s campaigning skills. This event aims to foster information-sharing and mutual learning between our members on the solutions they are exploring. Our Estonian member, AKU, supported the preparation of the event.read more
CONCORD is seeking a consultant to prepare a publication on Global Citizenship Education (GCE) Study of investment in GCE across member states by national governments between 2011 and 2015.read more
With the revision of the Cotonou Agreement which will start mid-2018 and the soon to be signed new EU Consensus on Development, where do we stand on development cooperation after 60 years of European Union?read more
From January to June 2017, Malta is chairing the EU Council. In that framework, civil society organisations, such as SKOP (Malta’s national NGDO platform and member of CONCORD) will use this opportunity to promote development education and raise awareness on development and cooperation policies. The following article will guide you through the Maltese priorities as well as the main development activities covered under the Presidency.read more
“Development needs citizens” – CONCORD DARE Forum, 2011.
“Monitoring Education for Global Citizenship” – Harm-Jan Fricke, Cathryn Gathercole, Amy Skinner, 2015.
“Reconceptualising global education from the grassroots: the lived experiences of practitioners” – Amy Skinner, Matt Baillie Smith, 2015.
“Education, Learning and the transformation of development” – Routledge Editions, 2016.