New Project: Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship

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13 Apr 2018

EADI is partner of the new Bridge 47 project, which is dealing with goal 4.7 on promoting education for sustainable development of the Sustainable Development Goals. EADI takes the leading role in the work on Knowledge Exchange Partnerships which serve to ensure a free flow of ideas and best practices for Global Citizenship Education between research institutions and civil society organisations.

The Bridge 47 Project focuses on Global Citizenship Education (GCE). Key areas of GCE can be defined as sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, human security, peace and appreciation of cultural diversity. Keeping it short, GCE educates to build a more just, peaceful and equal world without leaving anyone behind.

As an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GCE is an intrinsic part of Goal 4 – Education - under target 4.7, which focuses on promoting education for sustainable development.

The Bridge 47 Project relies on a diverse consortium of 16 European partner organisations working on Global Citizenship Education. The project started in October 2017 and will run until October 2020. It is unique both in scope and innovative approaches to the promotion of Global Citizenship Education in Europe. Bridge 47’s focus is on the mobilisation of civil society and educational actors to contribute effectively to global justice and the eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education.

KEHYS, the Finnish NGDO platform to the European Union acts as the facilitating organisation and is coordinating the overall project. Divided into four major outcomes, the Bridge 47 staff currently works on the following:

(1) Bridge 47 Network

(2) Advocacy

(3) Partnerships

(4) Innovation and Capacity Development.

All outcomes contribute to promoting and facilitating Global Citizenship Education.

EADI’s work in Bridge 47 is focused on outcome (3) Partnerships. EADI takes the leading role in the work on Knowledge Exchange Partnerships which serve to ensure a free flow of ideas and best practices for Global Citizenship Education between research institutions and civil society organisations. EADI aims to build new and strengthen existing partnerships to facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers and practitioners. With a series of events, workshops and conferences over the next years we are contributing to bridge communication gaps between civil society organisations and academia.

Contact:

Dominik Biergans

Knowledge Exchange Partnerships Coordinator - Bridge47

dominik.biergans@bridge47.org

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