Walk the Global Walk (WtGW) is a EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Fund grant, which utilises Global Citizenship Education (GCE) to engage and mobilise young people to affect change. The research project runs from 2017-2021, and is led jointly by Oxfam in Italy, and the Region of Tuscany. The total grant is €2,830,235 of €270,000 has been allocated to the work of University of Glasgow. The WtGW project is co-ordinated in Scotland by Dr Ria Dunkley and Dr Ines Alves (University of Glasgow, School of Education), with support from Ben Murphy (Research Assistant) and Lesley Atkins (Education Officer).By localising the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the project aims to create new educational models addressing issues associated with climate change, sustainable development, and our natural environment. Key global issues relating to migration, climate change and gender equality are being adapted to fit into the formal education curriculum across the 11 participating countries (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Wales).
In collaboration with Oxfam Italy and the European Union the project connects local authorities, schools, and communities to promote action on three SDGs. Now in its third year, the WTGW project is focusing on SDG 16 ‘Peace, justice and strong institutions’. Last year (2020), the team at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow city council co-organised and participated in several events and activities corresponding to SDG 13 ‘Climate action’.
Articles on various aspects of the project can be found here:
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