Global Education Learning Platform (GELP)

The so called GELP Project is a joint proposal of five non-governmental organisations from Benin, Czech Republic, France, Ireland and a university from South Africa, organisations with extensive experience in implementing non-formal and formal global education programmes and activities.

The project aims at engaging these organisations in a co-created learning process, during a round of study visits, to share and critique global education practice with a view to improving individual and collective methodology, quality and impact of the training offers. The project has a special focus to exchange between the Beninese, South African and European perspectives, enriching each other.

The project 1) explores the options how to effectively include young people with fewer opportunities (less privileged geographical backgrounds), 2) special attention will be given to exchanging of practical concepts, methods and tools and their connection to their European and African identities with a result to 3)  foster cooperation in youth training as well as development cooperation among the participating organisations.

A series of four Study Visits on 4 specific topics in Benin (Global education), France (Migration), Czech Republic (Deconstructing Stereotypes) and South Africa (Global Citizenship) is being carried out and evaluated within GELP. Their aim is for the key actors of each organization to gain practical experience and a deeper understanding of the different methodologies and aspects of working on global education.

Study visits in timely order:

1. Zinvié, Benin | 11 – 17 September 2016

2. Tynec nad Sazavou, Czech Republic | 30 October – 6 November 2016

3. Cape Town, South Africa | April 2017

4. France | October 2017

Additionally, 4 webinars corresponding with the themes of the Study Visits will be facilitated before the end of 2017.

The project partners are Association GéCo from France, CREDI-ONG from Benin, Development Perspectives from Ireland, INEX-SDA from Czech Republic, Univeristy of Cape Town from South Africa and Zavod Voluntariat from Slovenia. Additionally, the other GLEN members follow the project closely.

The GELP Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The lead application is INEX-SDA.

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