This blog is created as a one of global education activities of the GLEN Program.
GLEN is a joint non-profit, politically independent initiative of organisations and young Global Education mutlipliers from old and new member states of the European Union: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
GLEN aims at contributing to a better understanding of global interdependency, fair and sustainable ways of living, to a responsible development policy and to North-South relations based upon equal partnership and mutual respect.
GLEN aims at contributing
- to a better understanding of global interdependency,
- to fair and sustainable ways of living,
- to a responsible development policy and,
- to North-South relations based upon equal partnership and mutual respect.
The objectives of GLEN
- to build capacities of young Europeans for work in development co-operation and global education,
- to contribute to more awareness in the European society of issues of global development and interdependency between the life of people in Europe and developing and/or transition countries,
- to connect people and organisations working in the field of global education in different European countries, to provide them with spaces for creative exchange and for developing new ideas together,
- to contribute to European integration, particularly concerning the relationships between old and new EU member countries.
The vision of GLEN
Global Interdependencies. We are living in a highly interdependent world. By movements of people, goods, money and emissions everybody is connected with far away people and regions. Our daily choices what we eat or wear, how long we leave the lights on or how often we use our mobile phone influence our future, as well as the future of people around the globe. Our governments create and implement national and international development policies.
One Europe. A secure, democratic and prosperous Europe can’t exist in a violent, socially unjust and environmentally damaged world. Europe needs to play a constructive and responsible role in the world. As the new generation of young Europeans from East and West, we want to contribute to shaping this Europe. Awareness of Europe’s history and responsibility, consciousness of similarities and differences between us are helping us in this process.
One World! Only in a joint effort of South and North, East and West we will be able to find solutions for global challenges like global poverty, unfairness in distribution of opportunities for development, unequal access to resources, environmental degradation and climate change or violent conflicts. We need Europeans who act as responsible global citizens and future decision-makers who face these issues and can contribute to a future based on sustainable and socially fair development.
Global Education within GLEN
Global Education is a creative approach of bringing about change in our own society.
Global Education is an active learning process based on the universal values of tolerance, solidarity, equality, justice, inclusion, co-operation and non-violence.
Global Education begins with raising awareness of global challenges such as poverty, unfair distribution of opportunities and resources, environmental degradation and climate change, violent conflict and non-respect of human rights. It then creates a deeper understanding of the complex underlying issues. Thereby it aims at changing people‘s attitudes and encourages them to reflect on their own role in the world. Global education motivates and empowers people to become active as responsible global citizens.
Global Education is a process
- it begins with raising awareness of certain problems
- it then creates a deeper understanding of the complex underlying issues
- it encourages people to reflect on their own role in the problem, and therefore
- change their attitudes and behaviour
- it motivates and empowers people to become active in a responsible way
Involvement and action in Global Education in Europe is the essence of GLEN.
By offering a multipliers training cycle, GLEN provides young people with first hand experiences from the South as well as skills and knowledge for Global Education activities on national and European level.
More about GLEN you can read here: http://glen-europe.org/
Polish member of GLEN is PAH (Polska Akcja Humanitarna)