OBESSU at the 2nd European Congress on Global Education
OBESSU Board member, Daniele Di Mitri, took part in the 2nd European Congress on Global Education organised in Lisbon by the North-south Centre of the Council of Europe, in cooperation with Global Education Network Europe and CONCORD. More than 200 people from NGOs, European institutions, Ministries of education and foreign affairs, Members of Parliament and teachers attended the event.
Many topics were discussed throughout the two days: implementation of Global Education, educational tools for teachers, quality assessment, national level reforms, etc. Global Education is not always an easy concept to define and to explain. It includes intercultural education, human rights culture, sustainable development, social inclusion, critical thinking, leaner-centred approach and much more.
The 1st Congress took place 10 years ago and saw as the main outcome the approval of the Maastricht declaration on Global Education which set goals to be achieved until 2015.
The aim of the Congress organised this year in Lisbon was to evaluate the work done since Maastricht. Participants agreed on the Lisbon Declaration as well as on Policy Recommendations for the next three years.
OBESSU works on Global Education and applies its approaches in all its activities and we are part of the Global Education Network representing the views of European school students.
The final documents of the 2nd Global Education Congress will be published soon on the North-South Centre website.