GCE and people engagement

 Today and tomorrow, the Training Centre for International Cooperation is in Brussels to present the project Global Schools in the Concord meeting - Hub 4, on Global Citizenship Education & People engagement.

This article was originally posted on Concord Europe

HUB 4:  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:

1. 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.
2. Gender Equality : We want the gender perspectives on sustainable development to be better conveyed in our network and through our work.
3. 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).
4. 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.

Hub 4 Coordinator:  Francesca Minniti ( Francesca.Minniti@concordeurope.org )