About the project
As defined by UNESCO, global citizenship refers to a sense of belonging to a broader community and a common humanity. It emphasizes political, economic, social and cultural interdependence and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global. However, despite that the world is increasingly interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten peace and sustainability. Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. “It works by empowering learners of all ages to understand that these are global, not local issues and to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies.”
POLITEIA is an Erasmus+ project aiming to address the gap in the provision of Global Citizenship Education in secondary schools and to support teachers to promote and integrate global citizenship in their teaching. In this context, the project seeks to build an innovative, tailored training course addressed to teachers to allow them to confidently bring global citizenship issues in the classroom, integrate its themes and values in the citizenship course or across curricula and ignite students’ interest in global citizenship.