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Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme

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DEARThe European Commission's Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development. DEAR works with civil society organisations and local authorities to promote universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. Find out more.


Latest Updates

Group shots, DEAR ProjectsInception Seminar 2018, Photographs

For all those who attended the March 2018 Inception Seminar for new DEAR Projects, you can download group shots with your Task Managers here and access event photographs. Enjoy!

DEAR project leadersStarting 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.

DEAR 1.0_les pionniers'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)

Buen VivirWhat Makes A Good Life?

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...

Linking Tax Payment to Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

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...

Make Fruit Fair! campaignerInformed Consumers Change Lives for the Better

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.

L&D Hub Torun_subgrantingREPORT: Learning & Development Hub, Toruń

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.

Athens L&D Hub roomREPORT: Learning & Development Hub, Athens

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.

BXL Hub StillExchange Hub for Commission Supported DEAR Projects

Watch this video overview of the recent Exchange Hub for Commission Supported DEAR projects, which took place in Brussels in March 2017.

REPORT: Learning & Development Hub, Ljubljana

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.

DEAR Leaflets

The official DEAR leaflet is available in all 24 official languages of the EU. To download a copy or access a short presentation introducing the DEAR programme and some of the supported DEAR projects, follow this link.

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European Commission

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