PP5 ~ Education for Global Citizenship
Name or Title of Project
Education for Global Citizenship
A network of schools and NGO?s in Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy and the
Name, Location, email address/website of Organisations running the Project
The project "Education for Global Citizenship" initiates to set up an international learning- and development-
partnership of NGO?s and schools.
They are working together toward a common goal:
Practical recommendations for implementation of “Education for Global Citizenship” in the school curriculum.
By the internalizing of the principles of "Education for Global Citizenship", young people shall be encouraged to
work and act up against global poverty and inequality and to develop effective steps and measures for change.
The challenges, questions, hopes, concerns and fears of young people are the focus of the project “Education
for Global Citizenship”.
The findings are shared during virtual work in theme-groups, through national meetings and international conferences. Solutions and further questions regarding global issues are discussed by the young participants.
; Duration of the Project
Official Start: 17th of November 2003 (Start of the Global Education Week 2003)
End: 31st of March 2006
Newsletters, Manuals, Folder etc.
; National Seminars in each participating country
1. Kick-off Seminars
2. Further national Seminars will take place in the 3rd project year
; International Conferences
First International Conference: 21st - 24th of April 2004: Salzburg, Austria
Second International Conference: September 2005, Netherlands
; International School Projects
International working groups of schools, so-called "Theme Groups", focusing on a specific Global
Citizenship related topic: April 2004 - September 2005
; GET INSPIRED! - Further School Activities
Students and teachers had and have a lot of other good ideas to point out the topics of "global
citizenship" and to promote the aims of the project in and outside the schools.
The evaluation of the project takes place on various levels to ensure the achievement of the project
aims: the ongoing process evaluation by the steering team and the additional evaluation by an external
expert (Xavier Pascual, Spain).
Project results and experiences are disseminated through project presentations and workshops on
national and international level and the production of manuals publications.
; Five schools (with students and teachers) of each participating country (Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy
and the Netherlands) together with NGOs work on the project.
; Duration: 2003 – 2006
; Official kick-off of the project: 17th November 2003 (Global Education Week of the Council of Europe).
; School activities start on a national level around jointly selected topics and are integrated in the
programs of the participating schools.
; National seminars take place.
; Students and teachers of the participating schools meet during the first international conference in
; In 2004 cooperation with partner schools is set up, developed, and established for the future.
; Students and teachers meet again during the second international conference in May 2005.
; All school-projects (on national and international level) are documented for sharing with others.
; During the project, communication instruments (homepage, newsletter, poster) are developed and
used to communicate the process and results of the project with relevant people and organisations.
; Manuals with the results of the project “Education for Global Citizenship” are compiled.
; Participating persons
; Pupils: 2500 in the 5 project countries: ca. 100 pupils pro school in 5 schools pro partner country.
; Teachers and persons in the local school area: 250 teachers in 5 project countries, ca. 10 teachers pro
school in 5 schools pro partner country.
; NGO members, extern experts and trainers: 6 members of the Steering-group, ca. 50 members of local
NGOs and ca. 20 extern experts and trainers.
; Parents and family members of pupils: ca. 5000 more persons will be informed about the project an –
by the bounds of possibilities – they will take part personally in the realisation of the school projects.
; Educational politicians: ca. 10 persons in each single partner country.
; Four meetings of the international Steering-group
; Two international conferences with ca. 100 participants.
; 10 seminars: in the respective partner countries with 50 participants at the time.
; An educational enquete in Austria with ca. 100 participants.
; 5 presentation missions (introduction of the pilot project) in educational conferences
; Folder: edition of 20 000 issues.
; Newsletter: 3 issues in an edition of 20 000 pieces at a time.
; Teaching expedients: 2 teaching expedients (about 50 pages) in an edition of 4500 pieces at a time.
; Poster: 1 poster in an edition of 10 000 pieces
; 10 articles on the project in pedagogical reviews
Impact, Evaluation, Conclusion
The project is in the middle of the project period. The impact on the partners from different countries
is substantial, the contacts are crucial. The international conferences of teachers and students from
the participating countries have a life long impact on the participants.
The concept of Global Citizenship is achieving more concrete dimensions. Differences toward the
concept are also substantial, like on the other hand the similarities.
The way schools implement the project in their particular school differs enormously, even between
schools in the same country.
International communication and project-work is crucial and difficult to organize at the same time, because of language and differences in the yearly school planning in Europe, Africa and Latin
Some schools are underway in implementing Global Citizenship in their curriculum in a cross
It is too early to come to overall conclusions because the project has another year to go.