European Ministers meet for the adoption of a new Declaration on Global Education to 2050

European Ministers meet for the adoption of a new Declaration on Global Education to 2050

European Ministers meet for the adoption of a new Declaration on Global Education to 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, Ireland, 4-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — On 3-4 November, ministers of Education, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation are meeting together with over 300 other participants, including representatives of youth organisations, civil society, local and regional governments, academia, international organisations and friends and colleagues from around the globe, for the European Congress on Global Education to 2050.

The Congress takes place in Dublin Castle, Ireland. It is hosted by the Government of Ireland, co-chaired by the Government of Luxembourg and convened by the Global Education Network Europe (GENE).

The first day included inspiring panels and focused parallel sessions, while the second day will see a dialogue between key stakeholders and a high-level ministerial segment to adopt the new Declaration on Global Education to 2050.

The scale and complexity of the problems we face as a species have come to threaten our very existence; problems like climate change, inequality, injustice, poverty and war. The need for global solidarity and social justice in tackling these major global challenges that face all of us, has never been more pressing. Now more than ever, we need more and better Global Education to inform, reflect, empower and inspire action.

Key elements in the new declaration will be further debated in order to forge ways to translate words into action and to ensure that the strong political support for the declaration is harnessed to its maximum potential.

The adoption of the Declaration on Global Education to 2050 by European countries is an important step toward creating a future where all people in Europe – in solidarity with peoples globally – have access to quality Global Education, necessary to engage with the most important challenges facing humanity.

Irish Minister for Overseas Development Aid & Diaspora Mr. Colm Brophy commented:

“Ireland is pleased to host this landmark conference which comes at a pivotal moment given the acceleration of the climate crisis and increased hunger and conflict around the world. The Dublin Declaration that we will adopt will set out how Governments will work with youth representatives, civil society, business and academia to build a coalition for change. Our aim is to mobilise the public at an individual and collective level to think about they can contribute to sustainability and global justice.”

For the agenda of the event and other information, please see: https://gene.eu/ge2050-congress

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About Global Education

“Global Education enables people to reflect critically on the world and their place in it; to open their eyes, hearts and minds to the reality of the world at local and global level. Global Education empowers people to understand, imagine, hope and act to bring about a world of social and climate justice, peace, solidarity, equity and equality, planetary sustainability, and international understanding. Global Education involves respect for human rights and diversity, inclusion, and a decent life for all, now and into the future. Global Education encompasses a broad range of educational provision: formal, non-formal and informal; life-long and life-wide. We consider Global Education is essential to the transformative power of, and the transformation of, Education.”

— Definition of Global Education taken from the European Declaration on Global Education to 2050
To be adopted in Dublin on November 4th 2022.

About the Global Education Network Europe (GENE)

GENE is the European network of Ministries and Agencies with national responsibility for Global Education in European countries. GENE brings together over 60 Ministries and Agencies, along with the European Commission, to share policy learning and increase and improve Global Education policy and provision throughout Europe. GENE works towards the day when all people in Europe – in solidarity with peoples globally – will have access to quality Global Education. www.gene.eu

Media contact:

Ms. Plamena Slavcheva
Email: plamena.slavcheva@gene.eu
Tel: +359885779131

SOURCE: Global Education Network Europe (GENE)

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