The North-South Centre will organise, with the support of the European Commission and in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Education of Croatia and the Centre for Peace Studies, a follow-up meeting of the Balkan seminar on global development education in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
Civic and peace education
On 12th and 13th June an international conference concerning education about refugees and migrants was organised by The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center in the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
Centre for Peace Studies has been engaged in Civic education (CE) through advocacy, education of teachers and associate specialists as well as supporting schools in their efforts to introduce and conduct CE.
The GOOD initiative which advocates the introduction of civics in schools, has sent 22 requests to political stakeholders asking them to voice their opinion about them ahead of the early parliamentary election.
"Croatia can do better" was the message sent by more than 50,000 Croatians who demonstrated in the main square of the capital Zagreb on Wednesday, in support of the long-overdue educational reforms and the expert group leading the design and planning of the reform for the last 14 months.
The curricular reform is one of the goals of the National Strategy for Education, Science and Technology adopted in the Croatian Parliament in October 2014.
The North-South Centre (NSC) of the Council of Europe (CoE), in partnership with the Education policy division of the CoE, CONCORD Europe, UNESCO, and in affiliation with Global Education Network Europe (GENE), organised the 3rd European Congress on Global Education under the title Education for a Global Citizenship: Unity in Diversity. The Congress took place in Zagreb, Croatia, 26-28 November 2015 under the auspices of the Croatian Center for Peace Studies as NSC implementing partner.
Center for Civil Courage, Centre for Peace Studies, GONG, Protagora and Initiative "Svi Mi" hope that the Ministry will undertake necessary actions to protect teachers and students as well as separation between Church and state enshrined in Croatian Constitution.
Conference on integrated intercultural education, organized by Nansen Dialogue Centre, was held in Vukovar on Feb 28th and March 1st. The conference was attended by more than a hundred teachers, principals and representatives of local NGOS, educational authorities and others from Great Britain, Macedonia, Germany, Norway, Turkey, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.
The seminar brings together different stakeholders with the aim to discuss the present situation of global/development co-operation in the respective country and promote national policy recommendations and practices.