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  1. Media & Migration: Counteracting negative narratives

    We live with a proliferation of fake news, in an echo chamber of social media with increasingly blurred lines between opinion and fact. Such a media environment is making it harder and harder for DEAR projects to campaign or educate on migration issues. In a recent DEAR Programme webinar, speakers...
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  2. Towards a New DEAR Support Team

    The contract of the current DEAR Support Team is coming to an end in January 2021, but that doesn't mean there won't be a DEAR Support Team! The European Commission has invited a number of consultancy firms and consortia to submit a bid that meets the requirements of a newly developed Terms of...
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  3. International Youth Day 2020: Take Part!

    The theme for International Youth Day 2020 on August 12 th is Youth Engagement for Global Action. As this theme fits nicely with the DEAR Programme priorities, we want to use the date to celebrate some of the work done by our young DEAR activists across Europe. To do this we're asking DEAR projects...
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  4. 10 new DEAR projects focusing on youth engagement join the community

    Welcome new DEAR projects! On 1st July we welcomed 10 new DEAR projects to our community via an online seminar. Copies of the PPTs shared during that session and an outline of the 10 new projects, with their aims and objectives for the coming three years, are attached here. You'll notice that all...
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  5. Young DEAR Activists in Lockdown

    How are young European activists fairing in lockdown? Young people taking part in the EU-funded Start the Change project share insights into how their lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many learned new skills, some couldn't even remember when they last had a haircut but all of them...
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  6. DEAR Stakeholder Meeting

    Some 40 representatives of EU Member States, international networks, civil society organisations, local authorities, academics and the European Commission met in February 2020 to exchange and discuss priorities for DEAR. The meeting gave an insight into both challenges and opportunities for DEAR in...
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  7. Changing Hearts & Minds 

    The Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme and DEAR-funded project Bridge 47 are co-hosting a lunchtime Infopoint session on the 18th February in Brussels. Bridge 47 will present the Envision 4.7 Roadmap - a policy roadmap for the future implementation of SDG 4.7 in Europe. The 90...
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  8. The Time is Now: New Roadmap Urges Pan-European Action on SDG 4.7

    Global Citizenship Education practitioners, politicians, academics, Civil Society Organisations and Local Authority representatives are calling on European institutions to take the lead in delivering SDG 4.7. They have published a series of policy recommendations, or “Roadmap” for pan-European...
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  9. Development Education: Some of the theory behind it all

    Academic thinking on global learning and development shapes the terrain where DEAR projects work. It can be helpful to understand some of this academic thinking and be able to recognise it’s influence in your own project work. For example, Manuela Mesa Peinado is a Spanish pedagogical expert and...
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