EuropEFE CEO Salvatore Nigro Addresses UNESCO Global Citizenship Education (GCE) Forum

On December 2, Europe Education For Employment (EuropEFE) CEO Salvatore Nigro spoke at the UNESCO Global Citizenship Education (GCE) Forum in Bangkok, Thailand.

As a participant in the opening plenary debate, Salvatore described how EFE programs have contributed to UNESCO’s GCE goals, specifically touching on how jobs are fundamental to the development of a productive citizens who are engaged within their communities. In conversation with co-panelists Carlos Alberto Torres of the Paulo Freire Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Salwa Hamrouni of the Tunis Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, Salvatore discussed whether solidarity and competitiveness were compatible concepts.

The Forum, co-organized by the UNESCO Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), brings together policy makers, Global Citizenship Education experts, educational practitioners, civil society organizations, young people and media from all corners of the globe, and provides the chance to share best practices and learnings about how best to promote GCE.