Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship
Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship is a project co-created and implemented by 16 European and global civil society organisations. It seeks to mobilise and empower global civil society to contribute to a transformation towards global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education (GCE).
Global citizenship education helps people develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of how our world and its citizens are interdependent. With the help of this understanding, people can directly and actively participate in the political arena, make informed decisions and demand coherent policies for a more equal world from their decision-makers.
Agenda 2030, which all UN member states agreed upon in 2015, considers education central in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For the first time in the global context, it recognizes that parallel efforts are needed to ensure that lifelong learners of different ages and backgrounds acquire the knowledge and skills to promote sustainable development, as outlined in detail by target 4.7. of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Bridge 47 project builds a global coalition to forward this target and to collaborate around Global Citizenship Education – the Bridge 47 Network. In addition to coordinating the Bridge 47 Network, the project aims to advocate for policies that reflect the essential role of GCE in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals, build new partnerships between different actors and increase the capacity of European civil society to develop and use innovative approaches to GCE.
This project is funded by the European Union. It started in October 2017 and will continue until October 2020.
The project consortium consist of two global networks (CIVICUS and ICAE), three national development education networks (Educasol in France, IDEA in Ireland and IDEAS in Scotland), six national CSO platforms (BPID in Bulgaria, AKÜ in Estonia, Kehys in Finland, VENRO in Germany, MVRO in Slovakia and SLOGA in Slovenia), four organisations working on GCE (NGO Support Centre in Cyprus, MUNDU in Denmark, Center for Education Initiatives in Latvia and Media Education Centre in Serbia), and a European research network (EADI).
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