EDUCATING FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH UNES CO CHAIR IN
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Bologna, June 24th, 2022, 9.30 a.m. to 1p.m.
Sala Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna

Participation is free of charge, but due limits of available places, you are invited to register

Palazzo D'Accursio
Palazzo D'Accursio, Bologna

In the last decade, the United Nations have strongly promoted Global Citizenship Education as an educational approach, which aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and values needed to live in a globalized world, but above all to make it more just, inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable.

Global citizenship education, in combination with its complementary concept Education for Sustainable Development, is also mentioned in target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, and constitutes a cross-cutting educational perspective, recognized as essential for the achievement of all 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda. However, the issue of Global citizenship in higher education has been under-studied and many important experiences in various universities around the world are little known.

The conference will be the official launch of the UNESCO Chair in Global citizenship Education in Higher Education recently established at the University of Bologna and appointed to Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi, founding director of the International Research Centre on Global Citizenship Education created in 2017 at the University of Bologna.

The conference aims to provide a discussion on the role of the university in promoting global citizenship through its three institutional domains:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Public outreach: commitment to the development and social wellbeing of communities.

The conference intends to promote collaboration between the University and the Community, highlighting the synergies and common objectives between the Municipality of Bologna and the Alma Mater on a number of areas of the UNESCO Chair’s commitment, including intercultural integration, human rights (refugees in particular), and new citizenships.

PROGRAMME

GREETINGS

Matteo Lepore, Mayor of the Metropolitan City of Bologna

Giovanni Molari, Rector of University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum

Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Vice General Director for Education

Liam Wegimont, Executive Director, Global Education Network of Europe (GENE)

Massimiliano Fiorucci, Rector of University of Roma Tre, Chair of Italian Society of Educational Research

New citizenships: the right to reception and to the University Chair: Massimiliano Tarozzi, University of Bologna, GCED UNESCO Chair Holder

Raffaella Campaner, Vice-Rector for International Relations, University of Bologna

Rita Monticelli, City councilor Delegate for Human Rights and Interreligious Dialogue

Lorenzo Leotardi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Patrick Zaki, International student in Gender Studies

Integrating Global Citizenship in Higher Education

Naouel Mami Abdellatif, Vice-Rector for international relations at Mohamed Lamine Debaghine Setif 2 University, Algeria.

The Magna Charta Universitatum Network

Marcelo Knobel, Former Rector of University of Campinas, Brazil

Global citizenshipz education at the University: the actors Chair: Marcella Milana, University of Verona

Ayesha Afzaa Malik, Student Ambassador, Pakistan

La Salete Coelho, African Studies Center Porto, Portugal

Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj, University of Warsaw, Poland

CONCLUSIONS

Massimiliano Tarozzi, University of Bologna, GCED UNESCO Chair Holder

Italian and English will be the working languages of the conference. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

ORGANIZED BY:

  • UNESCO Chair in Global Citizenship Education in Higher Education
    University of Bologna
  • Metropolitan City of Bologna

IN COLLABORATION WIDTH:

  • Academic Network of Global Education and Learning (ANGEL)
  • Global Education Network Europe (GENE)

PLACE AND DATE

Bologna, Sala “Cappella Farnese”, Palazzo d’Accursio (second floor), Piazza Maggiore 6

24th June 2022 H 9.30-13

 

Participation is free of charge, but due limits of available places, you are invited to register

CONTACTS

For information: gcedchair@unibo.it

Director
Prof. Massimiliano Tarozzi (UNESCO Chair holder)

Executive Team
Raffaella Faggioli, Carla Inguaggiato, Luca Vittori (University of Bologna/ UNESCO chair in GCE)