Global Education Week 2021: It’s our world, let’s take action together!


Global Education Week is an annual global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of developing global competence of young people and other citizens, and 2021 is held from 15 to 21 November under the motto "This is our world, let's start change together!".

In a highly globalized world, everyone should have the opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness of local and global challenges, understand their interdependence, know how to think critically, and act actively in diverse environments. Unfortunately, our formal education system still does not provide its students with sufficient opportunities to develop global competence by not placing enough importance on civic education for all students, and especially neglecting its global dimension. On the other hand, citizens are not offered enough opportunities to inform themselves about current global events, such as for example the ongoing COP26 conference on climate change, whose agreements will affect all of us, through public television or similar services.

Global Education Week is an annual global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of developing global competence of young people and other citizens, and 2021 is held from 15 to 21 November under the motto "This is our world, let's start change together!".

The week is an opportunity to rethink our world together through various formal and non-formal education activities and community actions, using global education as a tool for solidarity and change with which we can contribute to a more sustainable and just world. Global education is an opportunity for us to critically address various global challenges that affect our communities such as climate change, clean water availability, energy availability, food, pollution, women's rights, labour rights, rule of law and other topics that are also priorities of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Although without the support of relevant institutions, every year more and more schools and organizations get involved in the activities of the Week coordinated in Croatia by the Centre for Peace Studies. See below for what's in store for you during the week:



Description of the activity/activities

Centre for Peace Studies, Društvo Humanitas

9.11. 9:00 to 18:30, Ljubljana

Study visit of global education teachers from Croatia to the international GE conference in Ljubljana - ‘Schools as hubs of solidarity in local communities’ - organized through the Build European Solidarity Today (BEST) Erasmus+ project

Centre for Peace Studies

22.11., online

Launch of the Peace Studies programme call for applications for the hybrid programme available to participants from all of Croatia.


17.11. u 18:00, online

Lecture within the DOOR educational academy. Lecture that will be held 17.11. at 18:00 will be led by mag. soc. Tomislav Cik. The lecture will present the results of a nationally representative questionnaire on various topics related to attitudes and opinions of citizens on the environment, climate change, energy transition and energy poverty.

Secondary school Hvar

Global education week, Hvar

Tolerance activities in our school. Workshops and debates on tolerance, stereotypes and prejudices would be held. Outreach to the citizens - making flyers that promote tolerance and sharing them through city of Hvar.

Youth work association Breza

20.11. u 12:00, online

Video campaign: "There are places for joint actions in our world!" which are jointly signed by stakeholders from various EU countries who are professionally engaged in global education and sustainable development goals in their local communities and beyond. The work is intended for the general population with the aim of raising awareness of the importance and need to implement global education activities in the formal and non-formal system. The video will be available through the Youtube channel of the Breza Association from 20th of November at 12:00 (noon).

Medical school Osijek

17.11., Trg dr. Ante Starčevića, Osijek

One group of students will perform a flash mob on the main square of Osijek, a town in eastern Croatia. We want to draw public attention to topics such as migration, ecology, minority rights, poverty... trough dance movements. Several students will hand out postcards with messages of solidarity we will write at school earlier. We will also display posters. Our goal is to activate students to think about these topics and then encourage the citizens of Osijek to also think about them.


25.11. od 16:00 do 19:00; "Social atelier “, Osijek

Social atelier - creating a better society


1. Living Library "Active Citizenship for an Inclusive Community"

- In the living library, interested citizens will be presented with examples of good practice of active citizens who work to create a tolerant, solidary and inclusive community. It is planned to invite a total of 6 guests from the local community.


2. Round table "Social atelier - creating a better society"

- In addition to the living library, interested citizens are invited to a round table in which citizens can, inspired by examples of good practice, propose future activities in the Social atelier (individually or in groups) during 2021/22, with mentor support of the Social atelier staff.

Centre for Peace Studies (CROSOL), SLOGA, LAPAS

November 24th 15:00 - 16:30; online

Joint online panel ‘It's our Planet, let's take action together!  Protecting Human Rights in Climate Crisis’.


November 16th from 16:00 to 20:00, Youth Centre Dubrovnik

Screening of "The Social Dilemma" and discussion after that (hybrid event - virtual and physical) with the possibility of guest appearances by representatives of Exposure Labs (film producer). The target groups are youth and youth workers. After 2 hour screening a discussion is planned about how much social networks shapes our behaviour and what we can do to reduce the (unwanted) impacts. Finally, we will brainstorm and plan some activities to spread the awareness on this topic and increase competences for smart use of social networks.


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