Global Citizenship Education Fund

WHO WE ARE

The Global Citizenship Education Fund (GCEF) is a non-profit entity created to conceive, promote and monitor a sustainable programme of practice-oriented human rights education.

We believe that provisions of services to youth or adults should be done by encouraging the practice and respect of the rights and obligations of both, and that education programmes should be tailored to different realities and contexts.

 

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WHAT WE DO

The Global Citizenship Education Fund promotes initiatives related to citizenship education that, from different perspectives, contribute to strengthening citizenship rights, duties and responsibilities.
We focus on the themes proclaimed in the 30 articles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent binding international conventions.
We promote debate and analysis to foster the design and planning of impactful quality training programmes on access to and effective exercise of civil and political rights and, in general, citizenship. We also support the monitoring and evaluation of training programmes, distanced from the day-to-day implementation operations, to evaluate their strengths, analyse challenges encountered, impact and possible improvements.
The beneficiaries of our work are public servants in any area and level of state administration and university and non-university faculty.

HOW WE WORK

Aware of the complexity of the issues related to the promotion and dissemination of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we promote the creation of Working Groups with public and private entities to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach.

> GCEF’s FIELD OF ACTION:

We engage in Global Citizenship Education to provide the understanding, skills and values needed to cooperate in resolving the interconnected challenges of the 21st century.
FOCUS: Citizenship rights, duties and responsibilities.

INITIATIVES

Forming Responsible Citizens

 

OBJECTIVE: Contribute to the prevention of violence and the promotion of values ​​of sustainable and inclusive development among youth, with particular focus on gender equality.

HOW: Considering education a key vector to enhance these values, FRC promotes a novel approach to secondary school citizenship education through the development of new teaching materials and participatory teaching and learning methodology.

WHERE: Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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One school, one year

 

OBJECTIVE: Support longer-term sustainability of citizenship education programmes throughout one academic year.

HOW: Gather resources to extend the methodology and content of programmes, addressing both formal and non-formal education.

WHERE: Tunisia.

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Graduate diploma in participatory education

 

OBJECTIVE: Improve teachers’ teaching techniques to foster students’ participation and commitment.

HOW: Design and deliver a graduate diploma for teachers and education professionals which promotes the exercise of freedom, rights, duties, and gender equality as a driving tool for education in all secondary school subjects.

WHERE: Programme under development.

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NEW INITIATIVES

YOUTH VIOLENT RADICALISATION EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

OBJECTIVE: Support local institutions and municipalities in detecting and preventing youth radicalisation.
 
HOW: Develop early warning processes and systems to detect, compile and analyse information which help devise and implement targeted measures for the prevention of youth radicalisation.
 
WHERE: Programme under development.
 
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CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

OBJECTIVE: Develop research capacity and contextualise analyses on target population and specific socio-economic contexts, in order to provide the basis for more targeted citizenship education methods and programmes.
 
HOW: Foster partnerships between research and education institutions and experts that can develop in-depth knowledge of each specific environment and community.
 
WHERE: Programme under development.
 
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