Berlin Development-policy Education Programme
10th to 14th November 2014 in the FEZ-Berlin
Annual theme: Justice-Bridges into the Future
In this comprehensive education concept, pupils are given the abilities to actively and self-responsibly help to create the future. In this respect, emotional and action-related components of the education play a decisive role. Global learning counteracts dominant thinking and questions stereotypes, alien- and self-images.
It should awaken pleasure and inquisitiveness to make people aware of the economic, social, cultural and political conditions of people in other parts of the world. Approaches to solutions for individual action are shown for achieving the aim of fairer world-economy relationships.
The German UNESCO Commission distinguished the Development-policy Education Programme as an official Decade project.
The education programme
The Berlin Development-policy Education Programme for schools- and youth-recreation facilities has taken place since 2000 each year in the second week of November. It primarily addresses children and youths in the 3rd to 13th classes and comprises a comprehensive education offer: together with 60-minute workshops, a cinema forum and exhibitions are offered. Upper-school pupils can additionally participate in a podium discussion with representatives from the spheres of politics, economy and science. Teachers and pedagogues can obtain information about the course content and methods and receive accompanying information material for the preparation and revision of their pupils.
The theme each year is taken according to the annual theme of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
2015 Poverty and wealth
The German UNESCO Commission has distinguished the Development-policy Education Programme as an official Decade project.
KATE coordinates the Development-policy Education Programme. The association supports and counsels the participating non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the development of the individual education offers and organises the framework of the event.
... and the NGOs
The competences of the NGOs lie in the practical realisation of concrete development-cooperation projects. The Berlin Development-policy Education Centre (EPIZ) is a registered association and concurrently informs teachers of the content of the pupil workshops and the didactic methods of global learning. The federal network of the Berlin Development-policy Council (BER) is a registered association and supports the content design of the programme.