Walk the Global Walk

Project complete, from December 2017 to August 2021

What is it about?

“Walk the Global Walk” mobilised young people for transformational change, localised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and developed an educational model for Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The project focused on formal education in selected countries, addressing the complexities of the current global agenda and encouraging critical thinking on the 21st century’s global issues.

What changes does this project inspire?

“Walk the Global Walk” advanced global partnerships between local authorities and civil society organisations with a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder and localised approach. It promoted a common educational framework in public schools that boosts awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Continents), 13 (Climate Action) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). It trained 10 000 teachers across ten partner countries and produced teaching packs adopted nationa-wide. In Greece, for example, all 16 000 secondary schools and over 38 000 educators used the “Walk the Global Walk” educational resource. The project increased the active citizenship of young people, engaging them in stronger debates around SDGs to promote a transformative culture of global co-responsibility.

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