Conference Announcement: Human Rights Go Local

The International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz, Austria are hosting an academy and a conference in February, 2022.
The conference is called Human Rights Go Local “From Intentions to Commitments: Towards the Effective and Sustainable Implementation of Human Rights” and it will be held fully digitally.
The deadline for applications is October 29th, 2021. You can get more information here.

Conference on Peace, Safety, and Non-violence

The conference “Frieden ist möglich – aber sicher!” deals with the question of how can create a nonviolent society and state.

In the face of many of the current crises, such as democracy, refugees, climate, economy, and pandemics, the conference asks questions about the challenges connected to the relationship of peace and safety: How much peace and security do we need and how can we achieve those goals?

The program includes an opening event with a short film, talks and discussions, workshops and more.

Further information can be found here.

UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response

With the COVID pandemic universities had to close and switch teaching and education to digital spaces. This had quite the impact on higher education and students alike and posed a lot of challenges. In order to assess the impact that the pandemic had on higher education, UNESCO conducted a survey and presents its finding in a very insight report.

You can look at the report here.

DCMÈT Chair Symposium Videos

Hans Karl Peterlini has just been invited to the Network Committee of the DCMÈT Chair and he also recently participated in their symposium on “Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education: New Perspectives to Understand, Engage and Act Together”.

If you are interested in taking a look at what the symposium had to offer, you can look at their website or check out their YouTube channel, where all sessions have been uploaded for you to look at.

Hans Karl Peterlini’s talk about “Transformative Learning” can be found here, and if you’d like to learn more about him personally and professionally, there is another short video on him.

Gene Award for our Academic Programme

We are proud to announce that we are among the awardees for the “GENE Global Education Awardees 2020/2021: Quality and good practice in Global Education across Europe”!
Our programme “Global Citizenship and Education has been given the award and we’re looking forward to putting the prize money to good use!

You can find out more on the GENE award on their website.

APCEIU Annual Report

The APCEIU – Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding – has just published its 2020 annual review on the topic of ‘Fostering Global Citizenship For a Peaceful and Sustainable Future’. In the report, you can find information on programmes, workshops as well as partnerships and networks in connection with Global Citizenship Education.

The programme can be found here.

Call for Papers – Workshop: Peace Research, Peace Education and (De)Coloniality

The workshop on Peace Research, Peace Education and (De)Coloniality is taking place from October 27th to October 29th, 2021 in Klagenfurt (or online).

Find attached the call for papers (in German).

Campaign Homeland Earth

Homeland Earth is a campaign that aims to foster and strengthen global thinking.

Globalisation has inextricably connected of both continents and nations in a complex relationship. This becomes especially tangible in large polycrises such as climate change, mass extinctions, war, or even the recent global pandemic. Despite the interconnected nature of things, many cultures and nations are not consciously aware of this.

This is why Homeland Earth wants to educate nations and people through this international campaign and raise awareness of the fact that all of us, irrespective of our nationality, are citizens of the same planet earth.

You can find a large selection of information and also course offers on their website

You can find more information here:

Call for Participation – Teacher Survey on Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education

UNESCO, together with Education International, is conducting a global survey of teachers’ readiness to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) into their teaching. The study will gather information on teachers’ readiness to teach ESD and GCED, the training and support available to them, approaches taken to teaching ESD and GCED across the curriculum and in assessing learning outcomes as well as other ESD- and GCED-related activities in school and with local communities.

The results of the survey will be presented at UNESCO’s next Global Forum on ESD and GCED which will be hosted by the Republic of Korea in September 2021. 

You can take part in the survey here until April 25th:

International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformation Education

The International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformation Education: New Perspectives to Understand, Engage and Act Together is taking place from May 17th to May 21nd, 2021. It is organized by the UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education (DCMET) at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Chair-holder Paul R. Carr and Co-Chair is Gina Thésée.

Hans Karl Peterlini will be giving a talk on “Transformative learning – more than just a magic formula? Problems and Potentials for Global Citizenship Education” there on May 20th.

You can find more information here: