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Baltic regional seminar on global education

Abundance of spring welcomes in Riga international and national stakeholders of global education to participate in Baltic regional seminar „Out of the box: Global education within holistic everyday realities” on May 12-13, 2014. This seminar aims to encourage global education Civil Society Organisation experts from Europe, Baltics and developing countries to move out of boxes reflecting about contested ideas and being inspired for transformative activities.

The title of the seminar „Out of the box: Global education within holistic everyday realities” invites us to look above our instant environments and find holistic everyday realities that teach us to connect, care and nurture. Informal engagement in community life in this seminar represents an approach to translate global issues into our everyday language. Wanderings in contexts of space and time will help us to discover that roots give strength to wings, courage to efforts, and inspiration to visions.

The theme of the seminar – family farming – is an invitationn to envision our Baltic space as family garden that should be cultivated. It encourages us to treat our global education activities as nurturing and farming for hopeful Baltic and global futures.

The seminar is supported by North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and organized by Baltic partners - Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) represented by Humana People to People in Latvia and Latvian Association of University Lecturers for Cooperation in Education (LACE), People to People Estonia, Lithuanian Children’s and Youth Centre, and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.

The seminar will take place in Architecture and Media centre H2O in Riga. We are happy to include you in list of representatives from your country. Please, find the programme and inform us about your participation till 14th of April. The travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

As the Baltic regional seminar aims at gathering a total of approximately 65 participants.

Lithuania (Lithuanian Youth center, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania), Jolanta Markevičienė,
Latvia (LAPAS, Humana People to People in Latvia), Lauma Ziemeļniece,
Estonia (People to People Estonia), Ruta Pels,

Contacts:                     Kärberi 33-76, 13919 Tallinn, Estonia                    tel:  +372 6 355 697                    e-mail:                   
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