Education for global citizenship

Joint line of work of the Institute for Professional Development (IDP-ICE) of the University of Barcelona and the UB Solidarity Foundation, started in 2005 and aimed at promoting the curricular integration of education for global citizenship in formal education by supporting the work of teachers.

Currently, the projects focus on the potential of training research for this integration. To this end, we manage the online educational resource center Portal PAULA and we promote the initiative Research for Global Citizenship, which seeks the achievement of high school research papers educating in human rights and global citizenship.

Also within the framework of the programme, we announce the Research for Peace award (for high school research work) and the Sustainability and Human Rights Poster Award (for UB student work).

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

  • ODS 4. Quality education
    ODS 4. Quality education

    Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Voluntariat UB

formacio-voluntariat-ubVoluntariat UB is an initiative of the University of Barcelona that encourages the participation and collaboration of the university community in non-profit entities with the aim of promoting a university that is more supportive and committed to society. The UB Solidarity Foundation has managed this programme since the 2018-2019 academic year, and has launched its own volunteers in collaboration with committed training and research initiatives from different faculties, such as the right to Law (Faculty of Law) and the mentoring of the Social Policy and Access to University (PSAU) programme (Faculty of Education).

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

  • ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals
    ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Target 17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

  • ODS 10. Reduced inequalities
    ODS 10. Reduced inequalities

    Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

    Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.