This Bridge 47-commissioned report by Rene Suša provides a thorough overview of current debates and opportunities within the field of Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The report addresses the following questions: 1) What is the benefit of GCE to our societies? 2) What is the impact of GCE to our societies? and 3) Why do we believe that GCE is the answer to global challenges?

Using social cartography as its principal methodological lens, the report presents and engages with a multitude of GCE-related topics, including different understanding of the concept, competing academic and practical trajectories in the field, as well as current opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the relevant sectors.

The publication also maps GCE-related or GCE-inspired initiatives, projects and partnerships, and offers key findings from a comparative study of these cases. Additionally, Susa also further builds on the recent work of Vanessa Andreotti by elucidating her taxonomy of soft, radical and beyond reform spaces for GCE, as well as relates these to current (international) policy developments in the field.

The final section of the report offers examples of three different narratives about GCE for three different target groups (policy makers, potential new partners, interested individuals) that work to create space for more critical (non-mainstream) approaches to GCE.

Although the report can be read linearly from the beginning to the end, each section also presents a more or less self-contained unit that can be used separately by those working on specific subjects (partnerships, advocacy, innovation).

Translated versions of this publication are available in French and Spanish.