Education for GloCal Issues

“Education for GloCal Issues” was a project promoted by Monte ACE – Desenvolvimento do Alentejo Central (MONTE ACE - Development of Central Alentejo), in partnership with AIDGLOBAL, with the aim of promoting learning about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This Action involved teachers and students from the 2nd and 3rd Cycles e and High School from Évora, Estremoz and Arraiolos.

Topics such as Conflict and Peace, Responsible Consumption, Interculturality, Quality Education, Human Rights and Food Sovereignty were addressed, focusing on the sustainability of current development models, and debated throughout the project.


The project lasted 20 months and took place from June 2016 to November 2017.


Raising awareness of young people through SDG thematic content (Citizenship and participation, food sovereignty and security, etc.,) inserted in the action plans of school libraries;

Training of teachers for the promotion of actions on the themes of the SDGs and training of Civil Society Organizations in the area of Education for Development;

Creating of educational resources on the SDGs for intervention in school and public libraries.


Citizenship, in its broad sense, was presented as one of the responses to current challenges, which includes a set of rights and duties that should be transmitted in the training of children and young people so that in the future “sejam adultos e adultas com uma conduta cívica que privilegie a igualdade nas relações interpessoais” (Despacho 6173/2016) ("they will be adults with a civic conduct that favors equality in interpersonal relationships").

In Portugal, the promotion of Global Citizenship is the main purpose of the National Strategy for Development Education. The second Specific Goal of this Strategy refers to the promotion and consolidation of Development Education (DE) in the Formal Education sector at all levels of education, teaching and training, including the participation of educational communities.


  • SDG Space: Thematic SDGs Workshops integrated into library action plans;
  • TShape: Workshop and training caction for teachers, both accredited, in which the SDGs were worked on;
  • Workshop OCS: Workshops targeted at Civil Society Organizations, in which new initiatives to raise awareness about the SDGs were strengthened;
  • Get Together I: Presentation and launch meeting of the project;
  • ED-Magazine: Publication, in digital and printed format, on the SDG`s adressed during the project;
  • Get Together II: Final meeting with all the participants and entities envolved in the project;
  • SDGspread: Dissemination action aimed at the Libraries.

ED Magazine

Global Libraries Manual






Development happens through Education.

We want to continue our projects for a more sustainable world, investing in Education.
Throughout its existence, AIDGLOBAL has established partnerships with various organizations, which recognize themselves in our mission. AIDGLOBAL thanks all public and private entities for the solidary support shown to our work, in the certainty that we will continue our path in favor of Change, for a fairer and more equitable world, through Education.

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