Bridge 47, EADI and Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale – International Cooperation Centre (CCI-ICC) are delighted to announce a joint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the topic of global citizenship education (GCE). 

The MOOC will provide a solid introduction to GCE. It will cover the basic concepts, the approaches, and the possible applications of GCE. The course is free and open to learners from all over the world with an interest in the topic. 

An opportunity to learn: The nine Modules are convened by academics and practitioners and the coordinators of the Knowledge Exchange Partnerships of Bridge 47.  

Six modules form the course “Introduction to Global Citizenship Education”, each featuring a video lecture, and recommended reading material. Participants who complete the six modules with self-evaluations will be issued with a certificate. It is also possible to take the course without self-evaluations. 

Three additional informative modules present the theme of how to develop appropriate, inclusive models for dissemination, teaching, and research of GCE in global society through the experience of the Bridge 47 regional European Knowledge Exchange Partnerships. 

The language of instruction is English. 

Trainers of the course: Sara Franch (University of Bolzano), Marco Oberosler (CCI-ICC), and Gabriel Echeverría (CCI-ICC). 

Knowledge Partnerships Coordinators: Antonio Sianes (Fundación Etea, Universidad Loyola Andalucía), Andrea Bullivant (Liverpool World Centre), Gabriel Weibl (formerly of Comenius University at Bratislava). 

Registration: Registration for the MOOC has opened! You can access it here:  


The course is suitable for: 

Students and citizens 

Development NGO’s decision makers and practitioners 

Civil Society Organization’s decision makers and practitioners 

Education institutions, professors, trainers 


Video Lecture: Each session is around 15 minutes consisting of slides and presentation by the trainer. 

Readings: In PDF version, from open access sources to go further into the theme discussed in the lecture. 

Self-evaluation and reflection exercise: to allow you to evaluate your own learning. 

Final self-evaluation and satisfaction survey: to receive an Attendance Certificate. 


Module 1: Global Citizenship Education: contested, complex and ambiguous (Sara Franch, University of Bolzano) 

Sets out the terminology of global citizenship education. What is global? What is citizenship? Provides an overview of the main debates of each concept.  

Module 2: Global Citizenship Education: contested, complex, and ambiguous (Sara Franch, University of Bolzano)  

Explores the concept and typologies of global citizenship, linking it to the concept of global citizenship education. 

Module 3: Approaches to Global Citizenship Education (Gabriel Echeverría, International Cooperation Centre) 

Explains the differences between soft and critical approaches to global citizenship education. 

Module 4: Approaches to Global Citizenship Education (Gabriel Echeverría, International Cooperation Centre) 

Examines decolonization in the context of global citizenship education and the spaces for reform. 

Module 5: International Migration and Global Citizenship Education (Gabriel Echeverría, International Cooperation Centre) 

Explores contemporary challenges posed by international migration from the perspective of global citizenship education. 

Module 6: Media Literacy and Global Citizenship Education (Marco Oberosler, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale) 

Examines the correspondences between media literacy and global citizenship education as laid out by UNESCO and others and explores how they could reinforce each other. 

Completion of the MOOC must be done in a maximum of 90 days. After that, it is necessary to register again 

For further information, please, contact EADI: