Global Citizenship Education Fund


The Executive President presents the lines of action to the Board of Trustees. When approved, the Executive President drives their implementation through the establishment of WORKING GROUPS formed by entities that bring the necessary capabilities and expertise to develop the lines of action at the expected level or above.
The current Executive President is Jaume Guardans, Irene Zarza is the Secretary, Patricia Piña is the Director of the Administration and Finance Department (AFD) and Sofia Mojica is a member.



The Working Groups created through the Fund are alliances between entities with diverse abilities whose union allows for a holistic approach to each specific topic they tackle.

A) FIELD OF ACTION: secondary education

The Secondary Education Technical Working Group develops Articles 1, 2, 26, 27 and 29 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 12(1) of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. It aims at supporting the work of secondary school teachers, formal and informal education professional to ensure the appropriate transmission of citizenship values to children and young people between the ages of 11 and 17. The […]


What the Secondary Education Technical Working Group works on

The Group has taken the reins of Forming Responsible Citizens (FRC), an initiatives coordinated by ideaborn since 2015. FRC is being implemented in Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon and Jordan. It focuses on the development of the most effective instruments for civic and citizenship education in secondary schools within the local context and through experiential learning methodology. The implementation of FRC highlighted the need for two more initiatives, now led by the […]


B) FIELD OF ACTION: detection and prevention of violent radicalisation

To implement Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”) the Fund is promoting the creation of a new Working Group to tackle the global challenge deriving from violent radicalisation of youth.
The objective is the development and training for the implementation of early warning systems, specifically the design of processes to detect, compile and analyse information that


C) FIELD OF ACTION: research / knowledge

In order to strengthen the awareness and exercise of Articles 1, 2, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 26 and 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the Fund is promoting the creation of a new Working Group to develop citizenship education comparative analysis.
The objective is to contextualise data analysis to achieve a specific understanding of the needs of the different beneficiaries (public servants at any level of state

The Secondary Education Technical Working Group fosters participatory education and encourages young people to form their own views and express them freely and openly, as appropriate to their age and maturity (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12.1)
Discover GCEF’s initiatives


AETS Consultants

AETS Consultants

International consulting company (Brussels) that works alongside governments and the private and public sectors to offer sustainable solutions for improving living conditions in Europe and in developing and emerging countries.

Fundación Adyan

Fundación Adyan

Lebanese NGO that works on valuing cultural and religious diversity in its conceptual and practical dimensions, locally and internationally.



European Centre for Studies and Initiatives (Italy). Non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation. It promotes growth and development through the active participation of all stakeholders.

Institució Cultural del CIC

Institució Cultural del CIC (ICCIC)

Private foundation (Catalonia, Spain) operating in the fields of culture and education. It promotes an educational network of more than 8,000 students.


Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

CIS (University of Sarajevo) focuses on the interdisciplinary education of new generations of experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in South East Europe.



German NGO that develops projects and facilitates trainings dealing with conflict transformation and civic education targeting mainly young civil society activists interested in experience-based learning.


Europahuis Ryckevelde

European and international centre that promotes European citizenship by translating European themes into information on a human scale and fostering participation from young adults and civil society at large.

Fundación Ideaborn

Ideaborn Foundation

Non-profit organisation established to efficiently and effectively pursue promotion and interventions in the field of human rights, fundamental freedoms and social justice.