World Education Blog

Global Education Monitoring ReportThis blog is hosted by the team working on the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report published by UNESCO). The mandate of the report is to monitor progress towards the education targets in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

The blog aims to raise fundamental questions about global education, especially on the particular themes of the annual report. The blog intends to be a discussion forum for everyone interested in promoting the right to quality learning. The regularly posted blog entries range from research on former extremists to education provision for all forcibly displaced people.

Lifelong Learning Awards

Lifelong Learning AwardsThe Lifelong Learning Platform has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016.

The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) will select each year its annual specific priority that can be linked to the European year if the theme is relevant.

In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”. This priority covers different important issues such as citizenship and global education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, fighting prejudices and discrimination, educational institutions democratic governance and learner participation, learning mobility for all and the use of arts and culture to tackle social challenges and enhance personal development.

The focus shall be placed on the creativity and inclusiveness of the initiatives more than on the specific topic.

Read more and apply online

Stellenausschreibung Studienleiter(in)

EAODie Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen sucht zum 01.09.2016 eine(n) vollbeschäftigte(n) Studienleiterin / Studienleiter für die Mitarbeit im Ressort „europäische und internationale Jugendbildung“.

Die Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen gGmbH (EAO) ist ein freier Träger der außerschulischen Jugend und Erwachsenenbildung mit eigener Bildungsstätte. Durch ihre Bildungsarbeit leistet die EAO einen Beitrag zur europäischen und internationalen Verständigung und fördert das gesellschaftspolitische Verantwortungs-bewusstsein von Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen.

Stellenausschreibung StudienleiterIn EAO

Mapping Memories Summer School

Approaches to transnational commemoration / Apply now for our summer school in Tiflis, Georgia from 13 to 17 July 2016!

bpbIn this day and age, transnational cooperation and exchange constitute possibilities in commemorative work and also create the prerequisites for well-considered and future-oriented education strategies. The Mapping Memories event series thus continues to support transnational approaches and invites you to join the Summer School from 13 to 17 July 2016 in Tiflis, Georgia!

The Mapping Memories Summer School 2016, organised by the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, invites practitioners involved in commemorative work to network, to undergo method-based advanced training and to engage in practise-! oriented discussions. The event will focus on memories and commemoration within the countries of the Eastern Partnership and beyond. It puts an emphasis on the topics flight, displacement and forced migration. In the field of commemorative culture, it is a matter of taking a closer look at the pitfalls, potential lack of clarity and nuances within one’s own work and of testing ways of simplifying transnational cooperation from multiple perspectives. This includes, for instance, a critical reflection of the terminology used in commemorative work and questioning what influence politics of memory have had on the commemorative debate and practical implementation of projects.

Due to its history and geographic location, the city of Tiflis was chosen to become the interactive area of experience and debate. Practical workshop modules are complemented by additional excursions and site visits, organised by local commemoration initiatives.

Who can apply?
Practitioners involved in commemorative work from different European countries. Applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation are especially welcome.

You are:
• actively involved in the implementation or planning of commemoration projects with a focus or interest in transnational approaches. Your involvement can be either on a professional level or voluntary/ non-professional,
• especially encouraged to apply if your work focuses on memory culture in countries of the Eastern Partnership or/and the topics flight and forced displacement in historical contexts or may contribute to discussions on the topic,
• proficient in English (the summer school will be conducted in English)
• available for full attendance at the workshop, which will be held in Tiflis, Georgia, ! from 13 J uly (arrival) to 17 July (departure).

How to apply?
Please apply by filling out the online application form on our website. Within your application, you will be asked to indicate your motivation as well as fields of work and personal interests.
Click here for more information and to submit your application: www.bpb.de/mapping-memories

Survey on civil dialogue

Civil Society EuropeCivil Society Europe and its working group on Civil Society Recognition, which EUNET is a member of, has prepared a questionnaire on an assessment of civil dialogue mechanisms open for both European and national NGOs and associations.

The responses to the questionnaire as well as the results of interviews with NGOs and EU institutions will contribute to the preparation of a report on the State of the Union of civil dialogue in the EU to be issued in the autumn.

This survey aims at analysing Civil Society Organisations (NGOs, associations) interaction with the different European Union institutions and the possibility to share their expertise and influence decisions on EU policies and legislation.

The survey includes questions on the dialogue organised by the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council both in Brussels and at national level.

Please do not hesitate to share it with your members or with other civil society organisations you are in contact with, through your newsletter and social media.

The survey is open until the end of June at this link.