Global Education Goes Local (GEGL)

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Contract Title [[Global Education Goes Local]
Contract Number CSO-LA/2017/388- 120
Funding Period 1/11/2017-31/10/2020
Funding Agency EuropeAid
Total Cost €1,479,126.00
Lead Partner C.E.G.A. Foundation (Bulgaria)
Partners Future Worlds Center (Cyprus)
Global Citizens’ Academy/GCA (Lithunia)
Institute for African Studies/IAS (Slovenia)
Cazalla Intercultural (Spain)
Suedwind Steiermark (Austria)
FWC coordinator(s) Helene Josephides

Global Education Goes Local is a 36-month, international project supported through the Non-state Actors and Local Authorities Development Programme of the European Union (EuropeAid).

This project is being implemented in Cyprus by the Future Worlds Center, Bulgaria by the C.E.G.A. Foundation, Austria by Suedwind Steiermark, Lithuania by Global Citizens’ Academy/GCA, Slovenia by Institute for African Studies/IAS, and Spain by Cazalla Intercultural.

Overall objectives

The overall objective of the project is to foster commitment of European citizens to take an active role towards meeting the challenges of the interdependent world we live in, based on awareness and critical understanding of their two-way relations with the issues of global development. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity (see here). GEGL focuses on the following SDGs:

  • 5: Gender Equality
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Specific objectives

  • To foster the understanding of the interconnectedness between the developing countries and the European Union on the successful implementation of the SDGs with focus on goals 5, 11 and 12 among European citizens living in small localities;
  • To increase the awareness of citizens in small localities, and especially young people, on the local and global dimensions of the SDGs with focus on goals 5, 11 and 12;
  • To generate and promote new approaches and methodologies of engaging young people in global issues, particularly by utilising pop culture;
  • To build capacity of actors in small localities to run quality global learning process with local communities and especially young people.

Target Groups

Educational and community bodies in small localities

  • educational and community bodies/ structures from 30 target small localities
  • other educational and community bodies/structures in small localities within the partner countries and beyond

General population in small localities

  • those directly involved in local learning-action processes and global issues
  • those who are approached and addressed by the actions of others

Young People in small localities (14-30 years old)

  • young people directly engaged in learning processes in their localities
  • young people directly engaged in national/ international activities (summer/winter schools, international summer school in the Global South)


Expected Results

  • Awareness and commitment on global issues connected to SDGs 5, 11 and 12 significantly increased in 30 small localities;
  • Citizens in 30 small localities and especially young people engaged in learning and action around global issues;
  • Innovative aproaches on engaging young people in global learning (connected to SDGs 5, 11 and 12) developed, tested and disseminated;
  • Increased cappacity and competences among stakeholders on local level to further utilise global learning with local communities;
  • Improved understanding of policy makers and influencers at local and national level for the value and approaches of global learning

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