Friday, 19 October 2012

Global Education Congress in Lisbon

In 2002, diverse stakeholders from civil society, academia, state and international organisations working on global education agreed in Maastricht on a strategy for the promotion and support of global education in Europe until 2015. The Maastricht Declaration established the first framework for improving, through education, public awareness and understanding of global challenges and how to meet them.

Ten years later, the same stakeholders were joined by new actors in the field like local authorities and trade unions, who met to assess achievements made since the Maastricht Declaration and define a plan of action for remaining objectives until 2015.

The Second European Congress on Global Education took place on September 27-28, 2012 in Lisbon and was co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Global Education Network Europe (GENE) and the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD). The main focus was on Education, Interdependence and Solidarity in a Changing World with the aim to facilitate a dialogue, a learning experience and strengthen political commitment to global education among stakeholders. The guiding themes were: National strategy development and implementation; curricular reform and education at the national and local levels; competence development of educators; quality support and monitoring; campaigning and outreach.

Find more information on the conference website.

Information provided by Christine Bedoya, TRIALOG

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