The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education of St. Patrick's College, and Trócaire are partners in an exciting EU-funded Development Education project called Global Schools: Primary Education for a Just World.
The project is based in St. Patrick's College, and Ireland is part of a consortium of 10 European countries, and 17 project partners. The overall aim of the project is to embed Global Learning/Development Education, into primary education across Europe.
The lead theme of the project is migration, along with the secondary themes of climate change and climate justice.
Themes will be addressed using development education methodologies, both independently and interdependently as they relate to one another, in order to demonstrate the interconnectedness of such global issues.
The project comprises a number of components, namely: training and education, awareness raising, resource development and research - targeting educators and policy makers, and working in collaboration with local education and training boards.
In 2015, the project linked in with the European Year for Development. It also connects to the wider European development programme and global post-2015 agenda (end of Sustainable Development Goals).
Additionally, there is also an ongoing supporting research component to the project, which is being led by four countries, including Ireland.
This aims to identify the “state of the art” of Development Education across Europe, with regard to policy and practice, with the objective of ultimately producing both a European report, and a toolkit for policy makers and practitioners regarding the inclusion and promotion of Development Education in Primary Schools.
The project is guided by both a national steering committee and national expert group who provide expert input on the activities of the project and its overall direction. The project duration is three years, running from April 2015 to March 2018.
This scheme targets non-governmental and civil society organisations who work with primary schools on issues relating to Global Citizenship Education. The scheme aims to:
Further information can be found in the grant funding criteria document.
Note: applications deadline is Monday 6 December 2017
Project officer (Ireland):
Fionnuala Flynn ([email protected])
National Steering Committee for Ireland: