The Third 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. 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 21 May 2021 the Third UM Global Citizenship Education Symposium will allow educators, students and external stakeholders to learn more about (how we can foster) global citizenship. 

The symposium will start at 13.00h in an interactive online environment. A detailed program will be shared at a later time but will include a welcome by UM Rector Prof. Rianne Letschert, a panel discussion, small group interactive sessions moderated by UM and external experts, and a plenary talk by Prof. William Gaudelli, dean of the College of Education at Lehigh University and author of Global Citizenship Education: Everyday Transcendence.

Registration for this symposium is free of charge, but please note that the number of attendants is limited. You can register here (link aanmelder)

You could help us finalise the program by answering a short question that you can access here.