The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland.

For all global citizenship development

  • How to engage to create a Fairer Scotland

    IDEAS and its members are preparing to engage with the Scottish Government’s new Fairer Scotland initiative, designed to look at the many ways in which Scotland could be made a fairer place by 2030.

  • Scotland early adopter of Sustainable Development Goals

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed this July that Scotland would be one of the first countries to sign up to the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which outline a number of high-level objectives for countries, including ending poverty, ensuring access to education, achieving gender equality and promoting sustainable development.

  • Westminster reception generates global citizenship interest

    A successful reception to highlight inequality and sustainability around the world was held at Westminster in July, with a high turnout of 42 MPs. Hosted by the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) and BOND, the work of IDEAS and Scotland’s development education centres was represented by Susan McIntosh from SCOTDEC.

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  • Teach Global Ambassadors Teach Global Ambassadors

    Teach Global Ambassadors aims to build secondary teachers’ confidence and capacity to incorporate Global Citizenship into their teaching, enable them to support pupils to become 'active global citizens' and to lead on Global Citizenship activities within their schools and local authorities.

  • Global Learning Programme Scotland Global Learning Programme Scotland

    Global Learning Programme Scotland offers practical fully- funded support to clusters, schools and teachers to develop global citizenship across the curriculum and through whole school activities. The Programme is aimed at all sectors - primary, secondary (including transition) and additional support needs.