iLEGEND promotes interdisciplinary Global Citizenship Education, which helps learners to develop individual and collective responses to social, ecological, political, economic, and ethical issues of common concern. In both formal and non-formal education settings, the project reinforces the capacities of practitioners and facilitates dialogue between state and non-state actors, especially from the youth sector. It mobilises commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular SDG 4.7: Education for sustainable development and global citizenship.
Over 300 000 mainly educators and students participate in iLEGEND’s annual Global Education Week, with its campaigns and thousands of activities around Global Citizenship Education, SDGs and everyone’s co-responsibility to achieve them. While concentrating on Europe, iLEGEND welcomes participants from the Middle East and Africa, to encourage intercultural learning and dialogue.
iLEGEND stands for Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue. The project is currently in its third phase. Phase I took place July 2016 – July 2019 (with a budget of € 1.2 million) and Phase II October 2019 – October 2021 (€ 1.3 million).