Global Schools

Project complete, from April 2015 to May 2018

What is it about?

‘Global Schools’ brought together research, policy, and teaching practice. It strived to raise a generation of world citizens motivated by values of solidarity, cooperation, justice, inclusion, and sustainability. To help students understand and act upon global challenges, the project equipped primary school teachers of ten EU Member States with innovative didactic methods and accompanied educational policy revisions to embed global education.

What changes does this project inspire?

“Global Schools” supported teachers and pupils with renewed didactics, and helped schools and grassroot CSOs to adopt a Global Citizenship Education (GCE) approach. In Spain, Austria and Italy, it contributed to education policy changes. “Global Schools” was a major driver for the development of the GCE Regional Strategy of the Region of Aragón (Spain), and new guidelines for teachers in Tyrol (Austria). It also spurred the revision of the primary education law of the Province of Trento, which now explicitly mentions GCE. It also led to the Italian national GCE Strategy, officially approved in 2018.
Working with 182 schools, “Global Schools” trained 3 800 teachers, students, CSO practitioners and Local Authorities who became more aware of global interdependencies and how they can act upon them. Teachers started using 73 quality GCE educational resources, available in nine languages. For example, the story of a blue horse toy travelling from Asia to Europe, which introduces children to topics such as migrations, world transports, and fair remuneration. 100 teachers also participated in school exchanges across the EU. Over 23 000 people participated in the “Global Schools” public events.

Total budget



This project funds small organisations and/or local authorities. To find out more about funding opportunities, please get in touch with the partner organisation based in your country of interest.