The Second UM Global Citizenship Education Symposium




Maastricht University has committed to developing a repertoire of activities that ensure Global Citizenship Education for bachelor and master students by 2022. There are many different views on what global citizenship education entails, however.

One perspective on GCEd is offered by UNESCO (2018): “the goal of global citizenship education is to empower learners to engage and assume active roles both locally and globally to face and resolve global challenges and, ultimately, to become proactive contributors to a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world”.

There are many examples of how GCEd can be contextualized in education. In the next few years, we will explore how we can best fit GCEd to our local context and ambitions. 

On Friday 13 March 2020 the Second UM Global Citizenship Education Symposium will allow educators, students and external stakeholders to learn more about (how we can foster) global citizenship. 

12.30 Registration (light lunch is provided)
13.00 Opening and welcome by Rector Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert
13.10 Ice breaker 
13.20 Panel discussion offering diverse perspectives on GCEd
14.00 Small group interactive sessions moderated by UM and external experts on topics including:  empathy, GCEd and sustainable development, ethics and integrity, GCEd and wellbeing, digital citizenship, implementing GCEd, assessment of GC competences, and initiating student projects
14.50 Break, posters
15.10 Interactive sessions (continued)
16.00 Sharing insights and way forward
17.00 Close


Please note the number of attendants is limited!