Global Education Week

The Global Education Week (GEW) is a Europe-wide awareness-raising event, which takes place annually in formal and non-formal educational settings across the continent. It has a different theme every year: the first GEW, launched by the North-South Centre in 1999, focused on how to overcome poverty and social exclusion. Since then, and on the basis of very positive feed-back from the 1999 edition, the NSC has invited all Member States of the Council of Europe to participate in the GEW every year, through the active collaboration of the GEW Network.

The GEW’s aim is to encourage educators and learners to explore educational activities for global citizenship. The GEW addresses issues related to diversity and inequality at the local and global levels, and tries to foster:

  • Awareness of the wider world and of our own role as world citizens.
  • Attitudes of respect for diversity and intercultural communication skills.
  • Responsibility for our own actions.
  • The ability to take action to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place.






The theme for the 2015 Global Education Week was "Make Equality Real". The choice of this topic resulted from a discussion between GEW Network co-ordinators, about the nature of GEW and its relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. This theme is also in line with the NSC’s mandate with regard to raising awareness on North-South and global interdependence issues. 

Reports by country of the GEW 2014



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It is time for evaluation for One World Week UK, our Global Education Week partner in the UK. The OWW took place from 18-25 October 2015 under the theme: "Hope…
Lithuania is also joining the Global Education Week 2015! Discover below the programme from 14th to 22th November.  
This year again, Poland is joining the Global Education Week movement. From 16th to 22th November, join Polish organisations to make equality real! More information on their website. (In Polish only)
The 17th edition of the Global Education Week, facilitated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe will be held from the 14th to the 22nd of November 2015, under the…

The Global Education
Week Network

The Global Education Week Network (GEW Network) helps coordinate the events of the GEW. The network encompasses key national level stakeholders, who, throughout Europe, want to share Global Education strategies and practices. The GEW Network met for the first time in Lisbon, in 2000. It liaises and interacts with the NSC GE Programme all-year round for the promotion of GE.

  • International - DEEEP

  • International - Educating Cities

  • International - OBESSU

  • International - European Youth Forum

  • Albania

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • France

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Moldova

  • Montenegro

  • Morocco

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Serbia

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Turkey

  • Ukraine

  • United Kingdom