EU funding confirmed for 3 global citizenship programmes

Three organisations in Scotland will receive major European funding for international projects that will boost global citizenship education and its impact on the Sustainable Development Goals.

IDEAS, the global citizenship network in Scotland, which announced the news this week, is one of the organisations that will receive funding.

It will carry out a three-year project called Galvanising Global Citizenship Education – Bridge to Sustainable Development, led by Finnish development education platform Kehys.

Dr Tanya Wisely, the coordinator of IDEAS, said: “This project will build wider understanding of why people of all ages must be supported to understand the global challenges that we face. We need to make sure that we are informed and empowered to work towards a fairer future.”

Two of Scotland’s Development Education Centres will also receive funding for projects: Highland One World in Inverness and Scotdec in Edinburgh.

Highland One World will be a partner in the Start the Change! project, which will work with secondary schools on the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on the relationship between migration and inequality.
The project involves partners from 12 participating countries and is led by Italian organisation ProgettoMondo Mlal.

Scotdec is a partner in a project led by Polish organisation Foundation Centre for Citizenship Education that will work with secondary schools to develop subject-specific resources for global citizenship.

It will also support teachers to address complex, controversial global issues such as migration and will be implemented with partners across nine European countries.