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IRC-GloCEd | International Research Centre on Global Citizenship Education

The growing interest surrounding the idea of global citizenship, beyond the extension of the concept of citizenship from the national to the global level, has an inherent cultural, ethical and political value and, by implication, educational significance. The recent “Global Education First Initiative” (GEFI), launched by the secretary of UN Ban Ki-moon in September 2012 has set fostering global citizenship as one of the three the priorities.

Scientific director: Massimiliano Tarozzi

Introduction

A GCE (Global Citizenship Education) entails the need to enlarge the educational horizons in order to locate human identity in the broader context of a homeland-earth. Hence this reflects the importance of reformulating the concept of citizenship, which relies on a new environmental ethics, as belonging to an ecological world. GCE contributes to make sense of and to frame theoretically and methodologically different types of knowledge, abilities and values. It is a multidisciplinary and plural field and, in consonance with the very epistemological nature of the Department of Life Quality Studies, is rooted in three main axes:

  1. Humanistic, based on the principles of common humanity, universality in diversity
  2. Environmental, based on the principles of sustainable development
  3. Political, based on the principles of social justice and equal rights.

Therefore it encompasses several themes, which summarize the future research lines of the Center such as:

  • human right issues (children, gender, and culture rights)
  • environmental issues (sustainability, patterns of production and consumption, climate change, biodiversity)
  • social and economic justice (poverty, health and well-being, inequality and discrimination, migrations)
  • intercultural issues (identity, cultural diversity, world heritage, indigenous knowledge systems, peace).

Activities

  • Carry out studies and empirical research, also applying for funding at national and European level
  • organize conferences, seminars and workshops
  • provide teacher training
  • organize course and seminars for graduate and undergraduate students
  • consulting institutions and political bodies
  • organize master and host international students
  • facilitate exchange of academic staff and students as well as non academic institutions
  • promote exchange with local authorities and NGOs.

Contacts

Massimiliano Tarozzi

Associate Professor

Dipartimento di Scienze per la Qualità della Vita - QUVI

Corso D'Augusto 237

Rimini (RN)

tel: +39 0541 434 652