This online resource maps organisations and institutions that engage in Global Youth Work, Global Citizenship Education, and deliver SDG-focused youth work across the country.
We define Global Youth Work as the following:
- Seeing the world through a global justice lens, starting in the life of the young person. It starts with the personal, and moves through the local, national and global context of their life.
- Uses non-formal education and the tools of development education in its approach.
- Actively engages with the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the SDGs.
- Allows young people to explore the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to become global citizens.
- Promotes critical thinking skills and empowerment.
- Facilitates participants to understand the root causes of inequality and to act for a more just and sustainable world.
We define Global Citizenship Education as the following:
- Promotes teaching and learning through a global justice lens.
- Allows participants to explore the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to become global citizens.
- Cultivates key skills to challenge and understand local and global inequalities.
- Facilitates participants to take action for a more just and sustainable world.
How to navigate the Map:
- Blue Stars: Youth Work Organisations delivering Global Youth Work and/or Global Citizenship Education in line with the above definition.
- Brown Graduation Hats: Higher-Education and Third-Level Institutions delivering Youth and Community Work, Global Youth Work, and Global Citizenship Education programmes.
- Orange Pins: NGO and Development-focused organisations delivering on some principles of Global Youth Work and/or Global Citizenship Education.
[Tip: On the map box below, click the top left ‘full screen’ icon to open a larger version of the map, making it easier to explore!]”