Becoming a Global Citizen - International Symposium on Competencies of Global Citizens

From 5th to 7th October, 2011
Hanasaari - the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center
Espoo, Finland

This symposium addresses three key issues

  • What is global education? 
  • What are key competencies of global citizens in general education? 
  • How can priorities of global education be nationally identified?

To meet the needs of future learners, the Symposium will discuss and further develop ideas, insights and visions concerning the issues above. Thoughts will be elaborated in dialogues, workshops and key note speeches.

The symposium welcomes educators and education policy makers who care for a more just and sustainable world. Contributions by curriculum specialists, civil servants, teacher educators and researchers, practising teachers as well as NGO representatives will be shared in a peer learning spirit.

More information in the symposium brochure (pdf)


Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) in cooperation with
Global Education Network, Europe (GENE)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Hanasaari - the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center

Organising Team

Ms Liisa Jääskeläinen, Counsellor of Education, FNBE, chair
Dr Helmuth Hartmeyer, Director, Austrian Development Agency, Chair of GENE
Mr Mikko Hartikainen, Counsellor of Education, FNBE
Dr Taina Kaivola, University of Helsinki
Ms Lisa Lönnroos, Hanasaari Cultural Center
Ms Paula Mattila, Counsellor of Education, FNBE