Educating EU citizens key to effective development policy abroad

Euractiv | Nov 26, 2020 at 3:25 PM
  • Investing in teaching global citizenship education at home is key to reach the EU’s foreign policy and development goals, experts say.
  • One EU programme attempting to do this is DEAR – Development Education & Awareness Raising – which is the only development policy scheme explicitly and solely focused on work aimed at and with Europeans.
  • It provides €33 million per year in grants for awareness raising, education and advocacy activities on global development issues, and has since its inception in 2012 trained 35000 on global development issues and engaged 14 million Europeans in campaigning.