About Us

This project is being coordinated by the Cumbria Development Education Centre, in partnership with IGO in Poland, Alliance for Regional and Civil Initiatives in Bulgaria and Future Worlds Center in Cyprus.

Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) is the leading provider of global education services in Cumbria, and is a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres, one of a network of around 30 Development Education Centres across England. CDEC is concerned with good teaching and learning, emphasising a values-based approach and supporting thinking skills, enquiry and reflection. We feel it is important for young people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world, to recognise ways in which we are dependent on each other, to think about reasons for inequalities in the world and to find ways to act responsibly in their everyday lives. Alongside a number of national and global funded projects we offer professional support and training to schools, outdoor providers and other education settings through; outdoor learning, forest schools skills, philosophical enquiry and school linking.

Institute of Global Responsibility (IGO) is a non-governmental organization established in 2006 and based in Warsaw, Poland. IGO is concerned with both supporting initiatives and advocacy which address causes of injustice in the world and with providing quality development education.  We believe that in education it is important to show alternative perspectives and solutions to global challenges and encourage critical thinking in young people and adults so that they feel they can make a difference. We also seek to present global issues in a way which enables pupils and young people to relate them to their personal experiences and thus develop empathy and solidarity with their peers in the world. We offer educational resources and workshops for teachers and awareness raising and advocacy campaigns for your people and adults.

Alliance for Regional and Civil Initiatives (ARCI) is a non-governmental organization established in 2006 with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria and five branches in other Bulgarian cities, including Silistra. ARCI initiatives and supports actions which address development of quality educational programs for all age groups, cross-border cooperation and partnerships, which boost social and economic regional development.  We strongly believe in life-long learning as well as in open education that encourages free thinking and empathy. At the same time we work with the cross-border communities in Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia and Romania to establish intercultural partnerships and implement social and economic development projects.

Future Worlds Center is an incubator of social entrepreneurs who envision, design, and implement projects that promote the culture of co-existence, human rights, and peace, using methods grounded in the latest technologies, the science of dialogic design, and democratic dialogue. FWC’s mission is to enable people to re-think and re-solve social challenges, both on the local and the European level. Our actions are positioned right at the edge of where social change can happen. FWC is an organisation in which ideas, projects, methodologies, and people are interconnected. Future Worlds Center has four operating units: the Global Education Unit, Humanitarian Affairs Unit, Futures Design Unit and the New Media Lab.

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