Welcome to the 2nd European Congress on Global Education - Lisboa 2012
“Global education is understood to encompass development education, human rights education, education for sustainability, education for peace and conflict prevention and intercultural education; being the global dimensions of education for citizenship.”
Maastricht Declaration on Global Education, 2002.
In 2002, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, Global Education Network Europe and partners agreed in Maastricht on a strategy for the promotion and support of Global Education in Europe until 2015. The Maastricht Declaration established the first framework for improving, through education, public awareness and understanding of global challenges and how to meet them. Ten years after, the same stakeholders and new actors in the field met again to assess achievements made since the Maastrich Declaration and to define a plan of action for remaining objectives until 2015.
The 2nd European Congress on Global Education took place on 27-28 September 2012 in Lisbon and brought together the main stakeholders from all over Europe and the neighbouring regions. The Congress enjoyed the financial support of the European Commission and was co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Global Education Network Europe (GENE) and the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD). Local partners were IPAD - Camões – Institute for Co-operation and Language, the University of Lisbon and the Portuguese NGDO Platform.
On this platform you will find all necessary information about the Congress, including information on the programme and the speakers. Here you can also read about the latest news and follow what events are being held around Europe on this topic and more.
+++ UPDATE: Following the consultation process on the Congress Strategic Recommendations and the Lisbon Statement, we are pleased to share with you the Final Report of the Congress. +++
+++ UPDATE: A Best Of Video and recordings of the speeches can now be watched by clicking the on the speaker's name in the Programme outline. Enjoy! +++
For more information please see the Concept paper and Programme outline or watch the Best Of Video.