03.06.2015 - 04.06.2015

Global citizenship and education in a developing world

Time:03.06.2015 - 04.06.2015
Location:Brussels, Belgium

EAEA and DVV International in cooperation with CONCORD Europe and the University of Nottingham Trent will organise a workshop on Global citizenship (and) education in a developing world at the European Development Days 2015. The European Development Days will take place on 3 and 4 June 2015 at Tour and Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

Registrations are closed now. The event is free of charge and open to everyone.


Workshop programme:

Welcome: Prof. Heribert Hinzen (DVV International)


  • How is the concept of global citizenship being understood and engaged with at the level of formal and non-formal education? – Prof. Roy Smith (University of Nottingham Trent)
  • How does lifelong learning, especially non-formal adult education, contribute to global citizenship and development? – Prof. Katarina Popovic (ICAE)
  • How is global citizenship education addressed in the post-2015 agenda? – Rilli Lappalainen (CONCORD Europe)
  • To what extent do people (adults) see themselves as global citizens? – Lucie Belikova (University of Nottingham Trent)

World Café: on the topics of the inputs


Lifelong learning, especially non-formal and informal adult learning, plays a crucial role for the well-being and empowerment of people all over the world, for the “Global North” as well as for developing and emerging countries. Global citizenship education, especially in the context of non-formal adult education, provides people worldwide with the tools to understand global interdependencies, to become active citizens and to engage in a democratic change of society.

Using the definition of EfGC, the idea of global citizenship education “is based on an understanding of the purpose of education as going beyond the acquisition of knowledge and cognitive skills, to transforming the way people think and act individually and collectively.” Global citizenship education is “a life-long learning process that enables people to acquire skills, understanding, and values that support them in being an active and competent ‘global citizen’.” (DEEEEP 2015)

The European Development Days 2015

2015 is the European Year for Development (EYD2015) and European Development Days (EDD15) will be its flagship event. The forum is an incubator of new ideas to inform our shared aim of a poverty-free, sustainable and fair world where everyone has a chance at a decent life. EDD15 shows Europe’s commitment to the eradication of global poverty.

EDD15 promises to be the most inclusive and dynamic edition yet. The programme includes over 130 sessions : high-level discussions, lab debates, brainstorming sessions and press conferences with breaking news. Gleaders, visionaries and experts on development cooperation will network with professionals from around the world. The Project Village will showcase innovative projects and reports that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges in new ways.

Find more information about EDD on www.eudevdays.eu.