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Could a teacher at your school be the 2018 Global Educator of the Year? Think Global are opening up nominations for this years awards and we're looking for educators who have found creative ways to engage young people in global learning and inspired students to take action on a global issue.

Deadline for submitting the Nomination forms : 11 May 2018

Read more: https://globaldimension.org.uk/global-educator-of-the-year-2018/

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Generously supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize consists of two annual awards of USD 50 000 for each laureate in support of their continuous work to advance education for girls and women.  It was established by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 197th session, and awarded for the first time in 2016.

The 2018 nomination process takes place online via an online platform accessible through the UNESCO website: http://unesco.org/gwe.  Permanent Delegations, National Commissions and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will be able to connect with their existing generic UNESTEAMS accounts.

Nominations should be submitted to UNESCO in English or French by 11 May 2018 (midnight, Paris time).

For further information on the Prize and its nomination process, please visit: http://on.unesco.org/gweprize.

Enquiries regarding the nomination process should be addressed to Mr Leyong Gao, Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality, e-mail: GWEPrize@unesco.org.

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We are looking for short stories –up to 3,500 words– that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. We will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of sustainable practices and/or societies.

Most stories set in the future are dystopian – they have a pessimistic view of society. We will consider all stories, but we encourage you to imagine a more positive settings and practices for your stories. Do feel free to draw upon the resources in this Sustainable Societies website to write your story. Each page provides links to articles/videos that describe the ideas and also ideas for how such ideas may be integrated into stories.

The story doesn’t have to be about sustainability or climate change directly. A rom-com, for example, could be set in a society that replaces ownership with borrowing and the heroine goes to a clothes library to pick up a posh dress and borrow jewellery for her big date; or the hero in a crime drama could use a carbon credit card and hear the news in the background reporting on the wellbeing index instead of GDP; or the characters in a legal drama could live in a city where everyone has gardens on their roofs and generates energy from their own waste.


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Please submit your entry and your completed submission for as an attachment via email to greenstories@soton.ac.uk  Include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and whether you are a student, in the body of the email only. Also let us know where you heard about the competition.


We will award three prizes from the entries, as well as name two to seven runners-up, whose stories will appear in a prize anthology. First place will be awarded to the best story, and there will also be two second-place prizes: one to the best story by a student, another to an entry not by a student.

1st Prize: ÂŁ 200
2nd Prize (by a student): ÂŁ 50
2nd Prize (all eligible): ÂŁ 50

The best stories will also be published in an anthology which will be distributed across bookshops and organisations interested in sustainability.

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Are you ready to accept the Biosphere Challenge 2018?

This is a challenge for schools in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves around the world. It is offered by Biosphere Reserve Lake Vanern Archipelago in Sweden.

2018 Theme: My favourite place in the Biosphere

The theme of the Biosphere Challenge 2018 is "My Favourite Place in the Biosphere". We challenge school classes to show their favourite place in their UNESCO biosphere reserve.

The location can be a place that is important to the pupils. A place where they get new energy, find peaceful quiet time, or a place where they can run around and play as much as they want.

Collectively, the classes who accept the challenge will portray beautiful, amazing and cool places in biosphere reserves around the world!

This a challenge for elementary schools in (or close to) a Biosphere Reserve. The purpose is to show the effects of many people working together towards a common goal: a more sustainable future!

The Challenge is composed of four steps:

1) Each pupil documents and describes his/her favourite place. The selected location should be outdoors and it should be a place full of life.

2) The pupils vote for the most favourite place that will be submitted to the Biosphere Challenge.

3) Agree on a good motivation. Why did the class choose this location?

4) The class submits the entry.

You can register to the Biosphere Challenge 2018 by sending an email to johanna.olsson[at]vanerkulle.se

DEADLINE to sign up for the Challenge is March 15th, 2018.


When a school accepts the Challenge and signs up, a welcome package will be sent via e-mail includingpedagogic materials and a report form.


The school should submit results no later than April 20th, 2018.

Read more in the following documents:

Info-text; Powerpoint for the class; Guidelines for the teachers

or adress your wuestions to Ms Johanna Olsson: johanna.olsson[at]vanerkulle.se

Please, enter your information in the blue boxes below and erase the pre-printed instructions. Submit the form in Word format via e-mail to johanna.olsson@vanerkulle.se – no later than April 20th 2018.
Images, such as photos and scanned drawings should be included in this form as well as attached as jpg-files to your submitted e-mail.
Please name the Word document with class-school-biosphere reserve, and country for example: 4cKinnekulleskolanLakeVänernBRSweden.doc

All participating school classes receive a diploma!

Good luck!


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The EuroMediterranean University (EMUNI) launched its 1st Photography Competition under the theme


Full information on the competition and how to participate are available here: http://wwww.emuni.si/photo and
Deadline for submission is 31st October 2017.



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If you are an educator and are looking for a new way to engage your students, check out Project Green Challenge, which runs from October 1st to October 31st. Project Green Challenge features 30 days of environmentally themed challenges and provides high school and college students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills.

The competition is mostly adressed to USA students, but in 2016 more than 4,000 students in 38 countries participated.

Check it out at https://projectgreenchallenge.com

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Get creative for Climate Change!

Bring the Climate Comic Contest to the classroom & communities and get your children involved to create and submit a climate-saving superhero by October 22, for the chance to produce their very own comic! For more details head to the website here: http://bit.ly/2bPuPXT

The top submissions will be selected, voted on globally on the comic contest website and the winner will work with a professional team to develop and publish a comic book.

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Forty museums participated to the IV edition of Museums in Short. Now all videos are online.

The Winner will be decided by the members of the Jury, but... you can have your say: watch all our short videos (10 min maximum)  and choose your favourite by clicking on “vote for this video”.

Each person can express only one preference. Votation will be closed on 15th, July.

The most popular video will receive the Public Special Mention during the Museums in Short Ceremony in Piran on 31th August.

Read more and vote: http://www.museumsinshort.eu/home/

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DUBLIN, Ireland, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global Education Network Europe is launching the Global Education Innovation Award on 1 May, 2017

GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global Education Innovation Award. The award is intended to benefit Global Education projects that bring about positive change and opens peoples’ eyes and minds to the realities of the world, locally and globally. It promotes Global Education initiatives that can bring about this change through creativity, participation, direct action, synergies and innovation, and to ultimately inspire public policy.

The purpose of the Award is to highlight and support innovative Global Education initiatives in Europe that are either ongoing or that have been recently finalised (in 2017) with a clear follow up; and to collect examples of innovative practice and disseminate learning from Global Education initiatives to policymakers throughout Europe.

Organisations and other legally based institutions that run inspiring Global Education initiatives in Europe are welcome to apply. The five most innovative initiatives will be awarded 10.000 Euro. And, 20-25 initiatives will be recognised through a publication.

The application process opened on 1 May 2017. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2017.

For more information on the award and how to apply, please visit: www.gene.eu/award

About the organisers:

GENE is a network of Ministries and Agencies and other bodies with national responsibility for Global Education funding and policy in European countries. GENE undertakes Peer Reviews of Global Education policy, funding and practice in European countries for the purpose of increasing and improving provision, quality and outcomes.

Press contact:

Ditta Trindade: ditta.dolejsiova@gene.eu

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DIFFERENT IS BEAUTIFUL That’s what innovative education is all about. If you are a part of an innovative school’s staff and you wish to share your doing with the world. If you want to learn from teams of outstanding teachers, to travel and visit other innovative
schools across the globe and be part of a universal cutting-edge education network.


Challenge is open to schools from all over the world, which implement an innovative educational model.

Upload a 2min video to describe your innovative model and you might be one of the winning teams!
Deadline: 20 March



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