Worlds Future In Your Actions
Start date: Aug 1, 2015,
End date: Jun 30, 2016
A global citizen is a person who has a global perspective and mind-set, understands the global implication of their actions, takes the responsibility attached to them and is constantly making changes in their lives in order to accommodate their impact on the world in a positive manner.
Global education is one of the approaches which have proved to be very efficient in contributing to a raise in the number of global citizens. It is the education which develops global citizenship competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes). It makes use of participative methodology and experiential learning principles in order to impact its participants on all 3 dimensions. It happens in schools or outside of schools and any person of any age or background can take part.
Therefore this project was created to answer to a need that was detected in European society (as well as global one).In youth work specific we noticed that are enough educational opportunities for youth workers that can enable them to bring the global dimension to the youth work , to develop the global citizenship competencies of the young people they are working with. This project offered the opportunity to youth workers and leaders to explore deeper global topics, interdependency and sustainably, as well how to bring these important dimensions in their work, to their beneficiaries.
The main goal of the project was to build capacity of 7 youth organization to increase the level of global citizenship competencies of young people.
More specific objectives were:
o To increase the knowledge level of young people in topics like: global interdependencies (from environmental, cultural, economic and political approach), SDGs and post2015 agenda, social and global justice, ICL and global issues, climate change, consumerism and sustainable lifestyle; sustainable development
o To stimulate the internalization of global values (as solidarity, global consciences, responsibility, etc.)
o To increase the level of sustainable life styles of young people;
o To develop sense of common responsibility for the future of their local communities from a global perspective;
o To develop competencies for putting in practice “think global , act local” principle;
o To develop practical skills in methods of global education and global citizenship development in their own communities;
o To stimulate the participants to act as global education multipliers in their own organization and regions;
It was address to 30 youth workers and coordinators from all Europe (Romania, UK, Bulgaria, Italy, Norway, Hungary,Latvia) that got involved in an intensive educational program with 2 training courses (based on non-formal education and methods, with a strong practical approach) in UK in December 2015 and one in Romania (in March 2016) in order to become global education multipliers. In between the trainings the multipliers implemented a practice phase which means to deliver global education workshops in their communities which reached 480 young people
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