CVM (lead applicant)


CVM is an NGO based in Ancona (Italy) working since 1978 on development issues and since 1982 on Education to Development. Since its birth it is member of FOCSIV (Federazione Organismi Cristiani) the italian federation of the Christian NGOs.


The Vision of CVM is “the promotion of  the integral development of the whole person and of every people anywhere in the World”. For CVM, development is a process that enhances the person in the respect of his/her values, belief, convictions, to became a greater persons in ways that allow the same possibilities to all other human beings.


The Mission is to tackle the root causes that limit the full development of peoples in the South of the World. CVM strives to reach the most poor, isolated and forgotten groups and to struggle with them to remove thelimitations to their own development. In the North of the World, CVM promotes a culture of solidarity, sharing and justice, all embracing, without geographical, racial, cultural and religious boundaries.


As a training center recognized by Italian Ministry of Education, CVM has organized 9 National Seminar on Intercultural Education, in which school teachers, university researchers, NGOs operators and local authorities come together to discuss and ahsere best practices on Intercultural education at school.


During last decades CVM has worked with the best of academic research on the issues of teaching. According to the methodological approach developed by CVM training of teachers is fundamental for a real change in school Global issues in school should be addressed in the curriculum disciplines and not  only in extracurricular space.


Since 2013 to 2016 CVM has led the project Critical review of the historical and social disciplines for a formal education suited to the global society, taking its approach towards a European dimension






ACCRI (partner)


ACCRI is an Italian international volunteering NGO founded in 1987 and associated with FOCSIV. The Association operates with two offices on the National territory, one in Trieste and the other in Trento.


It’s actively involved in the following areas: development education, with projects and events in schools and on the territory; vocational training for aspiring international volunteers, and international cooperation, fostering self-development projects promoting community empowerment in the countries of the Southern Hemisphere.






Amici dei Popoli is a non-governmental organization, recognized by the European Union (since 1978) and by the Italian Ministry of foreign affairs (1987) as qualified for project planning and implementation of humanitarian development interventions. The organization promotes training and support actions to populations in developing countries, targeting particularly women and youth. The underlying  concept is that education is the main terrain for the promotion of long-lasting development processes and social change.


Amici dei Popoli in Italy carries out development education activities, aimed at training and actively involving the public in ethic and sustainable lifestyles, everyday practices and habits based on human rights promotion. We organize development and global education courses, group training programs for those interested in experiencing voluntary work in impoverished contexts, awareness-raising initiatives and education in schools.


Amici dei Popoli operates in different locations in Italy, namely: Bologna,  Treviglio (BG), Padua, Rome and Altamura (BA)




APA (partner)


A Partnership with Africa (APA) is a non-governmental organization based in Dublin, Ireland. With funding from Irish Aid (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and from the Irish public APA works in partnership with the people on the fringes, with local authorities and communities to advocate for the rights and self-determination of the marginalised in Ethiopia and Tanzania.  APA focuses on protecting the rights of women, girls and children; educating to prevent the spread of HIV; lessening the impact of AIDS on vulnerable groups; expanding access to food, water and education with remote rural communities; and enabling self-development by some of the most marginalised communities in both countries.


In Ireland APA raises awareness about issues of global poverty and inequality through public events and a post-primary policy and curriculum focused Development Education Programme (funded by the European Union, Irish Aid’s Worldwise Global Schools Programme and Concern Worldwise).




ARPOK (partner)


ARPOK is a non-governmental organization founded by the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic in 2004.


The mission of the organization is to provide global education to raise awareness about global issues among pupils, teachers and the general public to facilitate the understanding of economic, social, political, environmental and cultural processes in interconnected world; to motivate

people to participate actively in both local and global level and therefore to contribute to the positive change in the society.




CISP (partner)


The International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP) is a non governmental organization (NGO) established in 1983, which has its headquarters in Rome.


With its various public, private and local partners, CISP  implements projects in the areas of humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and development in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. In Italy CISP carries on programs of global citizenship in schools, cultural activities and promotes international solidarity.




CMO (partner)


Centrum voor Mondiaal Onderwijs (CMO - Dutch Centre for Global Education) has a longstanding experience of almost 50 years in the development of interdisciplinary teaching materials for primary and secondary education.


The digital materials of CMO represent a variety of sustainable development issues and encourage students to reflect on the challenges of our time. The online series of courses of CMO focus on problem solving and action, whereby students -understanding that they are part of the problem as well as  part of the solution- take an active role.




CVCS (partner)


CVCS - Volunteer Centre Development Cooperation is a Ong-Onlus was born in Gorizia in 1980. Since then, he has co-development projects in developing countries around the world taking advantage of the long-lasting cooperation with local partners and annually offers education courses to the global community in schools.


CVCS promotes international volunteering adhering to the Voluntary Service in Italy and abroad. Since 2004 manages the shop of Fair Trade “Equomondo”, promoting fairness and solidarity in consumer behavior.




ESA (partner)


ESA (Expert Support Association) is a Bulgarian NGO (with an US branch) whose main activities are in the field of development and management of projects funded by EU Operational Programs and other European programs and funding mechanisms.


In the last five years the Association has successfully implemented a considerable number of joint educational projects with primary and high schools on the territory of five municipalities in Bulgaria, with two leading universities, and several state and municipal administrations.






Marche Region has a strong tradition in Development education projects. In 2012-2016 it has been partner in the European projects EuropeAID Climate Change, EuropeAID European Dynamics for DEAR efficiency,in addition to the present project Critical Review.


In the past as leading partner it has implemented  the project “Comunic_ead. La cooperaciòn para el desarrollo”. The project aimed to contribute to the improvement of communication for development in Italy through the activation of tools that allow the continuous relationship between private actors and local authorities, to the growth of the quality of communication at the regional level and support for the creation and consolidation of a network to create a cohesive community, by incorporating the best national experiences and EU in communication for development.




OSVIC (partner)


OSVIC (International Voluntary Christian Organization of Sardinia) is a Non Governmental Organization that is recognized from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appropriate for carrying out activities of national and international voluntary.


OSVIC was born in 1981, in Oristano, and it has the following objectives: a) through cooperation projects in Africa and South America, make people authors of their own development, supporting the efforts of their communities and the local organizations and institutions. b) Strengthen social changes with particular attention to social inclusion and the fight against poverty, through the promotion of local transformation’s path and cooperation among people.




PRO.DO.C.S (partner)


PROGETTO DOMANI: CULTURA E SOLIDARIETÀ - PRO.DO.C.S. was founded in 1981 as a cultural association, it has been recognized Non Governmental Organisation for the International Cooperation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986. It has thirty years experience in the field of Intercultural Education, global citizenship and human rights. It develops educational and development cooperation projects at national and European level. In this area it is accredited to the Ministry of Education, University and Research as a Training Institution of the School Staff since 2003.




SÜDWIND (partner)


For more than 35 years Südwind, an Austrian Non Governmental Organisation is advocating for a sustainable global development, Human Rights and fair working conditions across the world.


Through curricular and extracurricular educational work, the publication of Südwind magazine and other related publications Südwind ensures that the issue of global dependencies and their consequences remain part of the public discourse. Additionally Südwind enforces its commitment for a fairer world through public awareness raising and its campaigns.




“Critical review of the historical and social disciplines for a formal education suited to the global society”

Presentation of the ngos involved in the project

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