Growing Policy Frameworks

In the first decade of the 21st Century there has been a significant change in the European policy environment regarding global and development education.

The Maastricht Congress (2002) led to one of the first political declarations on Global Education in Europe, and involved governments, civil society, local and regional authorities and parliamentarians in agreeing the political import of global and development education.

Since then, a number of European Conferences (Helsinki, Brussels, and Lubjliana) and processes (Palermo, Multi-stakeholder process) have strengthened political and stakeholder consensus regarding the importance of Global Education.

This strengthened policy framework at European level has been matched by a similar strengthening at national level, with a growing number of countries developing national policies, strategies or frameworks in Global Education.