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Welcome to DEAR

The EU Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme

The DEAR Programme, managed by DG INTPA, promotes active citizenship and critical understanding of sustainable development issues, the interdependent world and people’s roles as change-makers. With calls for proposals, it supports European Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities in engaging people to address global challenges. Watch the DEAR explainer video to find out more.  

These pages are for the greater DEAR community: for educators, researchers, policy makers, and all practitioners in Development and Global Citizenship Education. Click on an image to learn more.


  • DEAR to come

    The DEAR Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG) is a consultation forum, promoted by the European Commission (DG INTPA). DEAR stakeholders are civil society organisations, youth groups, local authorities, scholars, international networks, agencies and ministries from EU member states - all interested in...
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  • DEAR Project Stories: Young Imagination for the Climate

    A 16-year-old student wrote a story expressing her climate change concerns and sent it to her home municipality in Greece (Fyli). Inspired by her words, the mayor and counsellors broadcast her messages for more sustainable policies through their media relations and digital communications. Ten Greek...
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  • Contribute to future Community Updates!

    Do you want to reach the 800+ person DEAR community and the greater EU Partnerships’ platform readers? Do you want to spread your information, stories and event invitations? The DEAR Community Update/Newsletter is changing and will have a regular contribution schedule.The new approach will amplify...
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