The World From Our Doorstep (Official)

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The World From Our Doorstep

The World From Our Doorstep is an innovative, 36-month (2013-2016), EU funded project designed to tackle the challenges children face in our increasingly complex and globalized societies.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title The World From Our Doorstep
Lead Partner Cumbria Development Education Centre, UK
Agreement n° DCI-NSA-ED/2012/280-249
Partners Alliance for Regional and Civil Initiatives (Bulgaria),

Instytut Globalnej Obpowiedzialnosci (Poland), Future Worlds Centre (Cyprus)

Cost of Action €639,999.00
Grant €479,999.00
Dates 30/01/2013 - 29/01/2016

Short Description Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union.
Main Page The World From Our Doorstep
About Project The World From Our Doorstep
Overall objective(s)
  • Increase public awareness and engagement global issues through formal EY education of children aged 3-8;
  • Develop outdoor and experiential learning as a means to enhance learning;
  • Introduce themes of interconnectedness, globalization, sustainability, and fairness to children in a formal education setting;
  • Support practitioners' attempts to engage students and families, through focus groups and resources;
  • Create a practitioner handbook to sustain these objectives.
Specific objective(s)
  • Raise awareness and confidence amongst pre-school and infant practitioners to integrate sustainable development and fairtrade issues into their lessons;
  • Commit youth, their families and parents, to take action in support of project related development goals;
  • Increase understanding within the EU of North-South linkages and development in the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Communicate and disseminate of the project's work, achievements and outputs, at the European level;
  • Create a practitioner handbook with resources, methodologies, and practical information, for EY practitioners interested in integrating global themes into their lessons.

, Global Education Unit