What is Global Citizenship Education?

SeeBeyondBorders Ireland is committed to improving Global Citizen Education on the island of Ireland.   In their Global Citizen Education Strategy (2021-2025)  Irish Aid states:

‘Irish Aid defines Global Citizenship Education (GCE) as a lifelong educational process, which aims to increase public awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, inter-dependent and unequal world in which we live’.

We aim to play our part in encouraging Irish people to see themselves not only as Irish citizens but as Global Citizens with an active part to play in making the world a better place. Guided by the Code of Good Practice for Development Education (IDEA, 2019), we work in solidarity, empathy and partnership with others and challenge unequal power relations across all issues we work on.

The Sustainable Development Goal framework underpins Global Citizen Education and clearly outlines the importance of understanding that the planet and its people are intrinsically connected. Building a better world must be based on both the planet and its people. The SDGs represent a comprehensive plan of action to build a global partnership for sustainable development to improve human lives and protect the environment.