Join us on December 14th from 11.00 am to 12.00 (Brussels time) to participate in our next interactive webinar #DAREtalk n°7: “A sustainable world starts with a new education”. We will discuss how to strengthen the role of Global Citizenship Education through the SDG agenda.

 

LOGISTICS

The meeting will take place through the Webex system. To connect via web, click here:

https://deeep.webex.com/deeep/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5a2a26cce9c34a3f145ffdc4429fe94b

Choose “run temporary application” and choose “use computer audio”

To join through phone: Global call-in numbers: http://goo.gl/CPvlv4

Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

Access code: 955 665 831

 

BACKGROUND

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted in September 2015 which marks a new global commitment to transforming our societies and economies. For both a new approach to education is needed, one that prepares all learners to act for sustainable development. This new approach is included in the target 4.7 requiring the world to ensure that by 2030 all learners are equipped with necessary competences to make the transition to a peaceful and sustainable global community.

Yet, where do we start? The SDGs and the UN processes leading to them are a vast and complex political reality. And many organisations, educators or policy makers are feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed, not knowing where to start and which process to follow.

The CONCORD DARE Forum and DEEEP, together with many actors around the world, have been successfully advocating for the target 4.7. to be integrated in the SDGs. It is now time to start working and collaborating on the implementation of this goal. For all of us to start this work, there is a clear need for accessible information, good practices, mutual support and peer learning.

With several partners that have been very involved in the advocacy for the SDGs on education, we have come together to address this need. CONCORD Europe, Education International, DARE network (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe) and International Council on Adult Education therefore are setting up “the Bridge 47 Network” for all who are interested in working together on reaching this target.

The Bridge network aims to build bridges between all types of ‘value-based educations’ (for sustainable development, human-rights, gender, global citizenship….) and all kinds of educational actors (educational actors, policy makers, teachers, adult educators, researchers…) in order to support each other, facilitate cooperation and achieve the 4.7 target all together. If you want to know more about the Bridge 47 Network, have a look at the network’s website or the Facebook group.

The first activity of the Bridge47 Network is this webinar that aims to help the implementation process on Target 4.7 started on global level and on national level. In the webinar, international experts will discuss with you on the general process of the SDGs’ implementation, on how UNESCO will lead on the implementation, on national examples of implementation. After the presentation, you are warmly invited to join the discussion with the experts and express your views, concerns and wishes on how together we can implement and reach target 4.7. More information can be found in the concept note.

If you are ready to change our world through a transformation of education, then join the last #DAREtalk webinar in 2 weeks.

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International experts from the following organisations will be speakers at the webinar:

  • UNESCO
  • Global Campaign for Education
  • Beyond 2015
  • Moderator: CONCORD Europe / DEEEP