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Global Citizenship Education

Education to become responsible and active global citizens  
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Global Citizenship Education

In a globalized world where challenges must be addressed locally and globally at the same time, the discourse of education has also changed.
Global Citizenship Education (GCED) provides learners with knowledge, competence, values and attitudes that enable them to take an active role in addressing global challenges and working proactively for a more just world. UNESCO aims to raise awareness about human rights and its violations, education for sustainable development, and the promotion of health through education.

Education is becoming increasingly relevant for understanding complex social, political, cultural and global issues and for resolving the conflicts of the 21st century. Against this background, the concept of "Global Citizenship Education (GCED)" is becoming increasingly important.