About

Development, the MDGs and Beyond 2015: A European Programme for Global Citizenship for University Students” (“Global Campus”) is a DEAR programme that targets the “interested majority” (i.e. students from a wide range disciplines who are not formally studying development but are interested and want to engage) in 13 University locations across 4 European countries and 8 regions.

The Programme takes a non-formal, global learning, experiential approach that aims to “empower [students] with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes desirable for world citizens to face global problems...to become active social agents”1. As such, it focuses on developing student competencies in addressing issues of global development through the use of learner-centred, participatory, dialogue-oriented and experiential methodologies.

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Partners

The project partners are:

  • SUAS
  • CARDET
  • KOPIN (Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali- Malta)
  • Sudwind Agentur

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Donors

The project donors are:

  • EuropeAid
  • Irish Aid
  • Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)

 

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Objectives

The overall objectives of this Action are:

  • to contribute to a change in public attitudes in Austria, Cyprus, Ireland and Malta towards the issues that developing countries and their peoples are facing
  • to contribute to increased public support for action against poverty in Europe, particularly the Millennium Development Goals agenda, and fairer relations between developed and developing countries
  • to contribute to the strengthening of development policy and the promotion of policy coherence at national and European levels especially relating to migration, trade, security, human rights, environment and HIV/AIDS.

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Results

The Action has four main expected results:

1. Inspire: Raising Awareness

2. Educate: Building Critical Understanding

3. Engage: Supporting Informed Creative Engagement

4. Building Capacity for Global Learning at Tertiary Level

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