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1 Development Education Exchange in Europe Strengthening the network of European Development Education NGOs This project is co-financed by the European Union

2 What is Development Education Development Education is a process that aims to contribute to human, social, economic development of Economically Less Developed Countries (ELDC) by highlighting the interdependence of Economically Developed Countries (EDC) and ELDC inducing positive changes of people s behaviours regarding the problems faced by these countries, gaining and mobilising active support of citizens in the struggle against poverty.

3 What is DEEEP? DEEEP is a 3-year programme, co-financed by the European Commission, that aims to increase the capacity of European NGDOs to deliver grassroots Development Education via methodological exchange training improved networking elaboration of common policies and common projects

4 Several concepts linked to DE... School / adult learning Public awareness raising Training Campaigns Advocacy

5 and several strategies Learning Promotion, fundraising Information DE DEEEP Multipliers Capacity building Direct action

6 European dimension Provide a framework of co-operation between NGOs and other stakeholders in Europe on Development Education with appropriate networking Provide training, promote learning and linkage between educators from European NGOs Raise visibility of Development issues among the European citizens through the implementation of the Council Resolution in support of DE Link with NGOs in ELDCs and in non-eu European countries

7 Institutional and operational dimensions DE NGOs DE NGOs DE NGOs DE NGOs Development Education Forum CONCORD Management ITECO (BE) TAKSVARKKI (FI) UCODEP (IT) DEA (UK)

8 Co-operation with other programmes Inclusion of NGOS from new EU member countries in DEEEP s activities and working groups

9 Working groups Experts Summer School Council Resolution Co-ordination Committee Information Management Mailing list Development Education Forum

10 Summer School/1 The Summer School is an interactive and inclusive training event providing to EU development educators training opportunities and exposure to contemporary thinking on key development education issues and methodologies It works as an inspirational training centre, a place of learning and sharing of experiences between over 120 NGO practitioners per year Next Summer Schools: Portugal (27 October - 2 November 2003), Belgium (July 2004), Sweden (July 2005)

11 Summer School/2 The theme of the Summer School 2003 is The Role of Development Education in Schools It aims to contribute to the development of improved practices in the promotion of Development Education within the formal education system, through the analysis of a variety of experiences from different countries and by providing tools for its effective implementation, in participants own working contexts. It will be open to NGOs and professionals working in the school system

12 Spreading the learning Summer School National Meetings DEEEP and CONCORD can financially support the organisation of National meetings linked to the Summer School or to the Council Resolution)

13 Council Resolution/1 This resolution on Development Education and public awareness raising has been approved by the Council of Ministers of the EU on November Encourages increased support for development education Wishes to encourage the exchange of information and experience on development education between governments and civil society actors

14 Council Resolution/2 Encourages the initiatives of the NGOs and European and national institutions aimed at raising awareness amongst the population of the candidate countries for accession to the EU of the importance of supporting international solidarity in the fight against world poverty, as well as promoting development education in general The Resolution should be considered as an important tool to begin or re-engage the discussion on institutional support for Development Education and public awareness raising in the European Union.

15 Council Resolution/3 Commitments to Millennium goals European level Debate/evaluation B National level Recognition of Development Education Support for Development Education

16 Information Web site: Newsletter to inform about Development Education with contributions from NGOs, National Platforms, CONCORD, TRIALOG, etc. Public seminars during the Development Education Forum meetings, visits, training, participation to conferences and events

17 Development Education Forum It is one of the core working groups of CONCORD through which the representatives of the CONCORD s National Platforms can establish common strategies to strengthen Development Education in Europe It meets one a year: 2003 in Ireland, 2004 in the Netherlands, 2005 in France

18 Expected results Higher levels of co-operation between Development Education NGOs in Europe Improvement of skills, knowledge and expertise of Development Educators in Europe Increased visibility of Development related issues in Europe within NGOs and with civil society The implementation of or continuing support to the Council Resolution on Development Education in EU Member Countries Provision of a reliable pan-european advisory service and strengthening of the network of DE in Europe.

19 A European identity DEEEP can contribute to build a European common identity as to Human Rights related issues Including in Human Rights Economic and Social Rights, now recognised also by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

20 How to participate in DEEEP By subscribing to the mailing lists: By using and contributing to the Newsletter (more information: By organising a national meeting to share the learning of this Summer School and contribute to next one By keeping in contact with your national representatives in the Development Education Forum and in CONCORD

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