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Global Citizenship Education: Solidar Foundation Policy Paper
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Brussels | 2020 | 14 p.
Corporate author: 
Solidar Foundation; Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
Europe and North America
© Solidar Foundation 2020

The purpose of this paper is to provide recommendations supported by our members, based on their work in formal, non-formal and informal education, to expand GCE at national and European level. Considering how GCE is linked many times with formal education, the recommendations reveal the work of our members outside of this, building upon the need for a multi-stakeholder approach that spans across the entire learning process. This policy paper guides SOLIDAR Foundation’s work in influencing developments related to the EU’s Updated Skills Agenda, European Education Area, Action Plan for the Implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, and the European Green Deal, given how all provide an opportunity for GCE to be embraced as a necessity rather than an added-value.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education


Global citizenship education; GCE; Development education; Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs