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.
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
Goodbye DEEEP 8 December 2015 By Tobias Troll (DEEEP project manager), with text elements from the DEEEP final evaluation report by Johannes Krause The DEEEP project will finish in December 2015 after having provided support to the European development education...read more
After TRIALOG 29 September 2015 By Seamus Jeffreson, Director of CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs With the end of the TRIALOG project, I asked Rebecca Steel Jasinska, TRIALOG team, to remind us of the achievements of the project and...read more
CONCORD welcomes the positive results of the latest Eurobarometer survey which shows support for EU development cooperation remains high. Commenting was Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director "Great timing, great news. The positive results come just as the European Year...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.