Awareness for Fairness - Joint Action of Public Administration and NSAs for the Advancement of Global Education in Europe

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.

Project photos


Documentation of the international workshop “Awareness for Fairness – Global Education in South-North Dialogue”, October 20-21, 2011, Berlin

Project flyer

Selected products

Information, teaching, learning and illustrative material on Global Learning

conclusions and recommendations for actions on Global Learning
Community Global Learning Teacher training
Cooperation with Partners from the Global South
Fair Snackbox
Fairtrade Churches

The Fairtrade School Award
Biofair Breakfast
The Fairtrade Town Initiative
The Global Education and Information Days
South-North School Partnerships
Global Learning Resources
Sock Puppet Stories

Crude oil – a controversial energy supply (a study guide on Global Learning for secondary education I and II)

Nice holidays for agents in the tourism sector

Method proposal: megacities, sustainable city development and alternative living in the city

Global Learning in secondary education with the examples fair trade and human rights

Global Learning in vocational education with the examples fair Trade and working standards


Award winner at the “World Aware Education Awards 2010”, awarded by the Council of Europe South-North Centre.
Certificate Press Release Website WAEA
Awarded Model Project at the Education Market Congress “WorldWideKnowledge 2011 – Exceed limits” in Saarbrücken, Germany
Certificate Website Documentation
Awarded by the German UNESCO Commission as official UN Decade project “Education for sustainable development”, 2012/2013
Certificate Website
Chosen as Workshop N-Project 2012, an award from the Council for Sustainable Development.
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Implemented in:

Berlin (DE), Prague (CZ), Leeds (UK), Linz (AT)


2010 – 2013

Berlin partners:

State Office for Development Cooperation, EPIZ, KATE, GSE

Transnational partners:

World House of the Linz Diocese (AT), Ecumenical Academy Prague (CZ), Leeds Development Education Centre (UK)

Project website:


Dr. Ines Klemm
Tel. +49 (30) 809941-15


European Commission / EuropeAid

Awareness for Fairness

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.