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Global Education Network meets at Lisbon Youth Centre

North-South Centre Global Education Network of the Council of Europe meets in Lisbon as part of the 3rd edition of iLEGEND.


The Global Education Network of the North South Centre of the Council of Europe meets face-to-face for the first time under the ILEGEND third cycle.

From 16 to 19 May, an important gathering happened at the Lisbon Youth Centre for North South Centre of the Council of Europe 30 members, to assess the previous cycle and to get acquainted with new elements such as the particular attention to youth and gender equality, and the interregional dimension of the project. 

This meeting bridged the previous and next edition of the Global Education Week, with the goal to reflect on the nature of the network itself in a continuous process of improving its practices to adapt to the context the implementation of the principles and methodologies of global education, with the topics of youth and gender equality.

Each member acts as the North-South Centre’s implementing partners for the realisation of the Global Development Education regional seminars and follow-up meetings, the eLearning and residential training activities and pedagogical resources. They are also responsible to promote, at national level, the Global Education Week.

The GEN Annual Meeting 2023 is part of iLEGEND III: Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue (2022-2026), Joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe: co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. The overall objective of the project is to increase the active engagement of EU member States, candidates and potential candidate countries’ citizens (in particular young people) in safeguarding sustainable development and confronting global challenges and inequalities at local and global level.
Since the 1970s, the EU has supported educators and civil society actors in introducing development themes in curricula and public awareness. Through its programme for Development Education and Awareness-Raising (DEAR) and other EU-funded Programmes (e.g. Erasmus, Horizon Europe and cohesion funds), the EU continues to support campaigns, advocacy actions and more focused Global Citizenship Education projects like iLEGEND.



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