The European Commission's Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, or DEAR for short, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development. The DEAR programme works with civil society organisations and local authorities to promote universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law and enables the European public to make positive contributions to global development. Follow this link to download the official DEAR leaflet available in all 24 official languages of the EU and access a short slide presentation introducing the programme and some of the supported projects.
Starting a DEAR project? Here's some advice...
If you are involved in starting or implementing a new European Commission supported DEAR project you may want to have a look at suggestions from colleagues in other projects. The ‘Planning and Implementing EU DEAR Projects’ paper gives ideas from those who have gone before you – and issues they had to deal with. Download it here.
'L'éducation au développement est plus pertinente que jamais'
Il y a quatre décennies, la Commission a décidé de soutenir des projets d'éducation au développement et de sensibilisation - dans cette vidéo (FR version) vous trouverez les points de vue de protagonistes de ces années, tant du personnel de la Commission que de la société civile. (EN version)
Munich’s traffic grinds to a halt as hundreds of people sashay, skip and groove their way through hushed streets, moving to a beat only the dancers can hear. This street action is part of a European Union supported project to raise awareness of how lifestyle choices impact climate change and the environment. Read more...
Passers by stop to look, read or exclaim at the placards draped around the necks of a group of campaigners for tax justice and women’s rights, one recent day in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. As each campaigner strikes a pose to illustrate their slogan or represent how it makes them feel, some onlookers take the time to approach, and ask questions. Read more...
Making a positive contribution to international development can feel difficult, but a project funded by the Development Education Awareness Raising Programme enables European shoppers to make informed choices that have improved the lives of countless people in the developing world.
The last of this year's Learning & Development Hubs took place in Toruń, Poland - and gave the opportunity for projects using sub-granting or re-granting schemes to share and discuss their experience. The final report is now available and gives an overview of this workshop.
Focused on learning from project experiences of engaging the public that can be useful to apply to the SDGs, the Athens Learning and Development Hub took place in April 2017. The final report from the DEAR L&D Hub is now available and can be downloaded online here.
The final report from the DEAR Learning & Development Hub, which took place in Ljubljana Slovenia in March 2017, is now available and can be downloaded online here.
Learning from DEAR Projects
DEAR learning and knowledge-sharing workshops give project managers, partners and on some occasions project participants, an opportunity to exchange experiences focusing on a particular theme or issue. If you want tips on how to plan, implement or conclude your DEAR project, follow this link.