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Title: NGOs promoting Global Education


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NGOs promoting Global Education a case study of
Cyprus
Citizens Activism in the promotion of Global
Citizenship
Louiza Hadjivasiliou, NGO Support Centre UNIDEV
Summer School, Dublin 2014
2
Presentation outline
  • Global Education definition
  • National context Cyprus
  • Development Co-operation Global Education in
    Cyprus
  • 2004-2014 NGOs promoting Global Education
  • Current realities citizens activism
  • Strengths challenges
  • Suggested reading useful links

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Global Education
  • Global Education Development Education terms
    often used interchangeably
  • North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
  • Global Education is an education that opens
    peoples eyes and minds to the realities of the
    world, and awakens them to bring about a world of
    greater justice, equity and human rights for all.
    Global Education is understood to encompass
    Development Education, Human Rights Education,
    Education for Sustainability, Education for Peace
    and Conflict Prevention and Intercultural
    Education being the global dimension of
    Education for Citizenship.
  • (The Maastricht Global Education Declaration,
    2002)

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The context of Cyprus
  • Numbers 9,251 sq 1.1 million population
  • Key dates 1960 independence 1974 Turkish
    invasion 2004 EU accession
  • Economy one of the Eurozones smallest economies
  • March 2013 10 bn-euro bank bailout resolution
    of second largest bank 'haircut' in uninsured
    deposits

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Cyprus(Aid) Development co-operation
  • Cyprus has not always been an aid donor country
  • 1994-2004 1155 scholarships as part of the
    Technical Assistance Scheme for Foreign
    Countries
  • 2006 development projects through Delegated
    Cooperation Silent Partnerships
  • ODA from 0.09 to 0.23 to 0.11
  • Development has never topped the foreign policy
    agenda

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Cyprus Global Education
  • One of the founding members of the North-South
    Centre
  • Key stakeholder Ministry of Education Culture
    (Global Education Week, Inter-sectoral Committee
    on Global Education, Pedagogical Institute)
  • Pedagogical Institute National Strategy on
    Environmental Education and Education for
    Sustainable Development
  • Other stakeholders Teachers, universities,
    policy makers, CSOs

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NGOs promoting Global Education
  • The main actors implementing Global Education
    projects/activities
  • Activities include publications, events,
    campaigns
  • Main source of funding DEAR Call (EuropeAid
    EC)
  • Three 'groups' of NGOs
  • DEAR-funded, non-DEAR funded humanitarian/charit
    y
  • Creation of NGDO Platform and CYINDEP (CONCORD
    TRIALOG memberships)
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vJswfmw-ZbXQ
  • Key dates 2012 EU Presidency, EYD2015

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Current realities citizens' activism
  • Newly-appointed Commissioner for NGOs
    Voluntarism
  • New organisations are created eg. 'Politia'
  • Many citizen-driven initiatives and informal
    groups appear eg. 'Ellovos'
  • Active citizenship eg. First Cyprus Pride 2014,
    'Let's Do it Cyprus' cleaning campaign, MYCYradio

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Strengths
  • Small society young civil society
  • Economic ( socio-political) crisis
  • Individuals' interest motivation
  • Expertise within the CSO sector
  • Range of fields human rights, migration,
    environment
  • NGO Law reform

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Challenges
  • Small society young civil society
  • Economic ( socio-political) crisis
  • Funding sustainability project-driven
  • Lack of research opportunities
  • National context in terms of policy-making
    government support
  • Long-term citizens' engagement

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Suggested reading useful links
  • unidev.info
  • deeep.org
  • 'A reflection on Global/Development Education in
    the context of Europe and Cyprus', Kerstin
    Wittig, NGO Support Centre
  • 'Journeys to Citizen Engagement Action Research
    with Development Education Practitioners in
    Portugal, Cyprus and Greece', Amy Skinner and
    Sandra Oliveira, DEEEP
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