Awareness for Fairness
Joint Action of Public Administration and NSAs for the advancement of Global Education in Europe
There are many initiatives and activities for Global Learning in Berlin, but actors work rather separately. AWARENESS FOR FAIRNESS offers opportunities for Berlin’s actors to organise Global Learning more sustainably and to show, how closely connected and important Education, Global Learning and Development Policy are for our world.
The project wants to support the awareness for development policy issues and to motivate young people to become active in sustainable development. Awareness for Fairness addresses diverse issues on sustainability, such as consequences of globalisation, general living conditions and conditions of employment worldwide, human rights and fair-trade. The innovative aspect of the project is the cooperation of NGOs and local administration and a stronger collaboration between the NGOs in Berlin. The project is coordinated by BGZ, which is responsible for the management of the project, the transnational networking and the evaluation. Furthermore BGZ has take on responsibility for work with actors in the city neighbourhoods and school partnerships in Africa.
Awareness for Fairness connects the different aspects of successful Global Learning – from the framework conditions and the competences of the actors to the quality of teaching and learning materials and variety of methods up to the political support, and translates them into guidelines for action for academic and extracurricular actors. The project team assisted in the revision of Berlin’s development policy guidelines.
Awareness for Fairness’ demonstrates most impressively what viable long-term education can look like. The jury’s vote praised the project highly as it communicates comprehensively how people can act in a sustainable manner.Prof. Dr. Gerhard de Haan, Chairperson of the national
committee and jury for the UN Decade in Germany
The concept of a “fair school”, material collections (tool-boxes), brochures and online courses are all available for use. There are series of continuing vocational education about methods of Global Learning, school partnerships or work in the city neighbourhoods for teachers and NGO actors. We offer events about Global Learning in and outside schools – one of the highlights is the participation at the Berlin’s development policy education programme Benbi.
Information, teaching, learning and illustrative material on Global Learning
Berlin (DE), Prague (CZ), Leeds (UK), Linz (AT)
2010 – 2013
State Office for Development Cooperation, EPIZ, KATE, GSE
World House of the Linz Diocese (AT), Ecumenical Academy Prague (CZ), Leeds Development Education Centre (UK)
Dr. Ines Klemm
Tel. +49 (30) 809941-15
European Commission / EuropeAid
The project “Awareness for Fairness” is funded through the thematic programme “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development” / by EuropeAid. This website has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.