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)
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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

2018 AFS Global Conference

Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsibility

26-28 September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary

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