The overall objective of the project is that global civil society is mobilised to contribute effectively to global justice and eradication of poverty through global citizenship.
Global Citizenship Education (GCE) supports the development of a deep and comprehensive understanding of the interdependent nature of the world and its citizens, the basis on which informed actions, sustainable consumption and coherent policies for a more equal world can be built. To really have a transformative impact, GCE must break out from the circle of educators, involve new stakeholders and be fully recognized as an essential tool also among policy makers (civil servants, politicians and other state and super-state actors). In order for this to happen, the capacity of civil society needs to be developed to find new partners and innovative ways of working. Civil society and other GCE actors also need a space to maintain these partnerships as well as for dissemination of best practices, sharing of information and coordination of joint advocacy efforts for global justice and eradication of poverty.
In order to contribute to the overall goal and respond to these needs, the project will have four outcomes.
- Bridge 47 network: A vibrant global coalition in support of global citizenship is set up with the increased capacity of European global citizenship education CSOs to network with global partners
- Advocacy at national, EU and global level: The essential role of GCE in delivering the SDGs is reflected in national, European and UN policies and implementation plans
- Development of partnerships: Global citizenship education is understood and practiced in partnerships between CSOs and researchers, policy makers, private sector, and military/police sectors
- Capacity development and innovation: Opportunities for European CSOs to develop and use new and innovative approaches for global citizenship education are significantly increased
The project Consortium consist of two global networks (CIVICUS and ICAE), three national development education networks (in France, Ireland and Scotland), six national CSO platforms (in Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Slovakia and Slovenia), four organisations active in GCE (in Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia and Serbia), and European research network (EADI).