INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

In the last decade the GCE has gained momentum in the theoretical, academic and political debate. The “Global Education First Initiative” (GEFI), launched by the secretary of UN Ban Ki-moon in September 2012 set fostering global citizenship as one of the three the priorities, which is now reflected in the Education 2030 Agenda, target 4.7: “Education for sustainable development and global citizenship”.

Coordinatore del Centro di ricercaMassimiliano Tarozzi

Membri del Centro di ricerca: Andrea CecilianiRoberto Farnè, Luca Guizzardi, Massimo Giovanardi, Stefano Marino, Alessia Mariotti,  Elena Pacetti,  Monica Sassatelli, Ines Tolic , Alessandro Tolomelli  , Federica Zanetti 

The Centre builds on the UNESCO (2015) definition according to which GCE “refers to a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It emphasises political, economic, social and cultural interdependency and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global”. Global Citizenship Education is therefore a multidisciplinary and plural field and, in consonance with the very epistemological nature of the Department of Life Quality Studies, is rooted in three main axes: 

  • Humanistic, based on the principles of common humanity, universality in diversity;
  • Environmental, based on the principles of sustainable development;
  • Political, based on the principles of social justice and equal rights.

It thus encompasses several themes, which summarize the future research lines of the Centre such as:  - Human right (children, gender, and culture rights) – Environment (sustainability, patterns of production and consumption, climate change, biodiversity) - Social and economic justice (poverty, health and well-being, inequality and discrimination, migrations) – Interculturality (identity, cultural diversity, world heritage, indigenous knowledge systems, peace).

Activities: -Facilitate exchange of academic staff and students as well as non-academic institutions- Carry out studies and empirical research, also applying for funding at national and European level- Organize conferences, seminars and workshops- Organize course and seminars for graduate and undergraduate students - Provide teacher training - Consulting institutions and political bodies - Organize master and host international students - Promote exchange with local authorities and NGOs

The Centre works in close cooperation with the following national, European and international bodies and organisations: 

- Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS)

- Bridge 47 https://www.bridge47.org

- Concord Italia http://www.concorditalia.org

- GENE  (Global Education Network Europe)

- ANGEL  (Rete accademica sull'istruzione e l'apprendimento globale)

UCL Institute of Education ,  London

- Sezione UNESCO sull'educazione alla cittadinanza globale

The IRC-GloCEd is partner of two national projects funded by the AICS (grants allocated for initiatives on GCE) where it is in charge of the impact assessment and evaluation of two projects:

  1. Giovani: nuovi narratori e attori della cooperazione allo sviluppo
  2. Le nostre città invisibili. Incontri e nuove narrazioni del mondo in città

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