The final report of the Second Global Education Congress held in Lisbon in September 2012, is available now online.
The 2nd Global Education Congress organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with GENE and CONCORD and in cooperation with the Portuguese Platform of NGDO, the Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language, the University of Lisbon and with the financial support of the European Commission gathered practitioners and policy-makers to assess the work achieved since the first Global Education Congress held in Maastricht in 2002 -which established the European strategy framework for the enhancement of global education to 2015- and to reflect on issues at stake to be prioritised until 2015.
The report includes the Congress Strategic Recommendations and the Statement of the participants entrusting the outcomes of the meeting.
The Lisbon Global Education Congress recommendations result from a consultative process engaging different levels of stakeholders (educators, academia, civil society representatives, parliamentarians and representatives from Ministries), prior, during and after the event.
They also build up on the recommendation of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to member States on education for global interdependence and solidarity, the first legal framework for global education.
The Congress recommendations will serve as the workframe for the North-South Centre Global Education Programme for the coming three years.
Find the Congress Strategic Recommendations and the Statement of the participants online via the Congress website http://www.gecongress2012.org/
Information provided by North-South Centre of the Council of Europe