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21-22 October 2020 in Singapore

OECD’s PISA Global Competence Assessment Results to be announced at the AFS Global Conference in Singapore in October 2020

The 2020 AFS Global Conference is set to host the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 Global Competence Assessment, and explore their implications for educators, policymakers and other relevant education stakeholders. The Conference is organized in collaboration between AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Discover the outcomes of the 2019 AFS Global Conference

Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It (9-11 October 2019 in Montreal, Canada)

Growing a global competence coalition at the 2019 AFS Global Conference

The 2019 AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It convened 400 influencers and experts from 280+ organizations and 70+ countries tobuild and grow a coalition of stakeholders across sectors to ensure global competence education is available to more young people worldwide.

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Nancy Burrows

Are we there yet? The State of Global Competence Education

2019 AFS Global Conference featured a revealing panel discussion, “A Hard Look at the State of Global Competence Education Around the World” against the backdrop of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 which focuses on quality education.

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Luisa Fernanda Romero Muñoz – Young Global Citizen Prize Winner

Colombian Changemaker Wins Inaugural $10,000 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens

Luisa Fernanda Romero Munoz, co-founder of Get Up And Go Colombia, was awarded the first-ever 2019 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for advancing peacebuilding in her home country by converting former Colombian armed conflict zones into cultural tourism destinations.

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Watch the AFS Global Conference recordings

Four AFS NOW sessions were streaming live from the AFS Global Conference

Rethinking Global Ed: What’s Hot, What’s Not, What’s Next

Trusted sources? Improving Media Literacy to Inspire More Global Citizens

Back to Basics: What Makes a School Global Ready

Funding & Partnerships: Crafting your Pitch to Fund Global Citizen and Global Competence Initiatives

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The 2019 AFS Global Conference:

  • Explored winning strategies to bring global competence into classrooms and youth programs
  • Defined how global competence helps all stakeholders better connect resources and communities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Showcased how cutting-edge study abroad programs provide real-world learning opportunities and global skills that employers need
  • Showed how global education builds resilience to extreme ideologies that divide people
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400+ leaders from around the world

Who attended?

  • Educators & Students

  • NGOs & Youth Leaders

  • Policymakers

  • Business Leaders & Social Entrepreneurs

  • Media & Influencers

  • Faith Representatives

Scholarships for Educators & Students

AFS awarded scholarships for teachers and students to attend the 2019 AFS Global Conference. Teachers and students play a critical role in discussions on global citizenship education, as they are the ones who will tackle the greatest global challenges and the ones most directly affected by our education systems, policies, and practices.

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Global citizenship news


    New Global Competence in Teacher Education Project Launches with an Erasmus+ Grant

    AFS, EFIL, the University of Hull and four other universities in Europe have been awarded a Erasmus+ research and programme development grant to advance global competence in teacher education.

    Who is changing the world? Educators are!

    Supporting educators to take on global competence education requires a cross-section of stakeholders—policy makers, businesses and community leaders for starters—to join forces and drum up the will and the resources. Easier said than done.
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    I am a Global Citizen

    A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world—and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.
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    Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Daniel Mellsop

    Active Global Citizen Daniel Mellsop Tackling SDG #17 Partnership for the goals Role High Commissioner, New Zealand High Commission Ottawa…
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    Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Veronica Boix Mansilla

    Active Global Citizen Veronica Boix Mansilla, Harvard University TACKLING SDG #4 Quality Education ROLE Principal Investigator of Project Zero and…
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    Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Sébastien Turbot

    Active Global Citizen Sébastien Turbot Tackling SDG #4 Quality education, and SDG #11 Sustainable cities and communities Role Founder of…

2018 AFS Global Conference

Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsibility

26-28 September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary

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