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Oxfam Italy’s National Multiplier Event

“How Institutions and Civil Society Organisations can contribute effectively for Quality Education for All?”

This question led the quadrilogue dialogue conversations which brought to practical recommendations presented to the institutional panellists to foster and improve global citizenship education in Italy in the future.

In fact, on the 21st of June 2017 SFYouth seminar gathered at the premises of the European Space in Rome more than 50 different stakeholders coming from all over the country. Thanks to the support of the Italian MFA, GCE Italy, GENE, Concord Italy, GCAP and ASviS, several stakeholders actively participated bringing good practices, policy proposals and academic evidences to the event.

Group discussions, where educators, representatives of national institutions, national alliances, NGOs and researchers brainstormed on possible implementations of the above question divided into international, national and local working groups, came out with some transversal priorities, such as the need of a permanent multistakeholder dialogue to reach SDG 4 targets at national and international level, and the central role of pre-service and in-service training for teachers.

Other recommendations referred to the need to speed up the implementation process of the national strategy on Global Citizenship Education and Sustainable Development in Italy. The MFA and other relevant institutions have confirmed their commitment in the final panel discussion of the event.

This is how we envisage the School for the Youth of the Future: open, innovative, cooperative at any level! A small milestone of a life-long experience.

For a more detailed overview:

INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Recommendations

  • Accountability: to sustain national institutions in adopting valuable MEL tools on the SDG4 in order to inform and guide national policies and investments on specific issues through a synergic integration of different stakeholders
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue: UN Agenda 2030 imposes an ongoing dialogue and a programmatic flexibility among all the stakeholders (national, international institution and CSOs) playing a role in education
  • Quality education: to include all vulnerable categories in the education process and strive for effective and useful learning outcomes (connecting school’s teaching and lifelong competences) through teachers’ initial and in-service training.

NATIONAL LEVEL
Recommendations

  • To develop an inter-ministerial National Strategy on GCE and Education for Sustainable Development to create an integrated national plan
  • To create a collective alliance of all stakeholders (university, teachers, students, CSOs, institutions and families) working on SDG4 implementation to share outcomes and inform the policies for the national strategy
  • Initial and in-service teachers’ trainings on participatory teaching methods and GCE contents in order to update national curricula with a local/global perspective
  • To develop curricular activities that enhance GCE competences focussing on relational and ethical values

LOCAL LEVEL
Recommendations

  • To create permanent thematic networks gathering CSOs, local and regional authorities, informal networks of citizens
  • Identify inclusive open spaces to put in practice concertation and sharing of good practices
  • To collaborate and promote training opportunities for teachers led by local institutions and associations according to different territorial needs.

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