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Global education 2014-2015. Regranting for NGOs.

The project is addressed to Polish non-governmental organisations that are looking for ways to raise money for their global education activities, and, through re-granting, also to the general public (including children, school pupils and their parents, academic staff, students, employees and volunteers working for non-governmental organisations) living in villages and towns populated by less than 500,000 people across the country.

Issues relating to global education are rarely included in formal education programmes, and ― in some areas ― in informal education programmes. They are practically unknown to adult generations of Poles. The solutions proposed in the project (i.e. activities addressed to NGOs) will help local communities, non-governmental organisations and schools learn more about global education. Thanks to the project organisations with little experience in the field of global education as well as those which have previously conducted such projects could receive funding for their inititives.

Global education 2014-2015. Regranting for NGOs.

The project was carried out from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and involved selecting and subsidising the best global education initiatives addressed to the general public, which will be carried out by non-governmental organisations in towns populated by less than 500,000 people. The following actions were part of the second module of the project, launched in the year 2014.

The project allowed organisations with global education experience to put in practice their own ideas and acquire the proper know-how. Less experienced organisations were offered support in the form of training and counselling while preparing the application and carrying out the project. The support was both technical (application drafting, carrying out of project activities, settlement of subsidies), and substantive (e-learning training introducing the topic of global education, training sessions and meetings aimed at extending the knowledge about global education and methods of implementing it).

In the 2015 edition of the open call for proposals NGOs could apply for donations of up to PLN 25,000. The applicants had an opportunity to attend information meetings, while grant recipients (applicants who won funding for their projects) were briefed on how to fulfil contractual provisions. The implementation of the selected projects was subject to monitoring.

Moreover, in 2015, as in the first module of the project, organisations with less experience of global education benefitted from advice and training, along with financial support in the form of smaller grants that were allocated in closed calls for proposals. In 2015 the Education for Democracy Foundation ran e-learning and stationary training introducing the topic of global education, and carried out a small grants contest for subsidies worth up to PLN 10,000.

Global education 2014-2015. Regranting for NGOs.

The project was carried out between 1 January and 31 December 2015 by the Education for Democracy Foundation. It consisted in selecting and co-funding the best proposals of mini projects in the field of global education. Grants were addressed to organisations working in towns and cities of up to 500,000 inhabitants.

The project included an open and a closed calls for proposals (for participants of the training module only). A total of 130 project entries were received, of which 27 (designed by 26 NGOs) were awarded grants worth a total of PLN 498,285.21.

The co-funded measures helped to enhance the knowledge and awareness of the project’s beneficiaries (social organisations, children, young people, students, teachers, local communities, etc.) of global education. Furthermore, many direct beneficiaries of the project (NGOs) have developed their potential, which will affect the quality of projects undertaken by these organisations in the future.

As part of the information and advisory module, 2 information and instruction meetings were organized for grant beneficiaries (24 June and 16 September). The meetings discussed the rules of implementing projects and reporting on them (including the use of the CC BY licence, accountancy correctness), as well as the quality of global education. The training module consisted of 4 information and consultation meetings, e-learning, and stationary training.

The promotional website www.eg.edudemo.org.pl was run throughout the project. Project descriptions are available online at www.edudemo.org.pl/poprzednie-edcyje/zrealizowane-projekty.