Walk the Global Walk

The Walk the Global Walk (WtGW) project utilised Global citizenship education (GCE) to engage and mobilise young people to affect change. By localising the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the project aimed to create new educational models addressing issues associated with climate change, sustainable development, and our natural environment. Key global issues relating to migration, climate change and gender equality are being adapted to fit into the formal education curriculum across the 11 participating countries (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Wales).

In collaboration with Oxfam Italy and the European Union the project connected local authorities, schools, and communities to promote action on three SDGs. Now in its third year, the WTGW project is focusing on SDG 16 ‘Peace, justice and strong institutions’. In 2020, the team at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow city council co-organised and participated in several events and activities corresponding to SDG 13 ‘Climate action’.

PI and Co-I

The WtGW project is Coordinated in Scotland by Dr Ria Dunkley and Dr Ines Alves (University of Glasgow, School of Education), with support from Ben Murphy (Research Assistant) and Lesley Atkins (Education Officer).

Start and End date

The project began in 2017 and ended in August 2021.

Funder and Funding amount

European Commission, EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR): Walk the Global Walk Project.

Walk the (Global) Walk: mobilizing European young people in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, September 2017- August 2021 (European Commission: €2,830,235 - Awarded to Glasgow 270,000 EUR).

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