Bridge 47 was created to bring people together to share and learn from each other. We mobilize civil society (NGOs) from all around the world to do their part in creating a more fair, peaceful and equitable world with the help of Global Citizenship Education. 

The project was funded by the European Union and ran from October 2017 until July 2021. Bridge 47 focused on furthering Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals through advocacy, innovation and partnership work. You can read more about Target 4.7 below. Additionally, the project focused on building the Bride 47 Network, which is a vibrant coalition of individuals from around the globe dedicated to furthering Target 4.7 and Global Citizenship education. You can still join the Bridge 47 network, which is an active place to share and exchange with colleagues in the field. 

Global Citizenship Education (GCE)

GCE inspires people to do more for each other and our planet. We believe everyone can change the world. With the help of Global Citizenship Education, we can learn to do things better, to live by values that make a difference. Global Citizenship Education encourages us to reflect upon our assumptions, make informed decisions and demand policies that create a more fair and equal world. Below, some of our Network members talk about why Bridge 47 is important in this context:

Target 4.7

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development created new opportunities – and also new challenges – for all of us. For the first time in the global context, target 4.7. of Agenda 2030 recognized how important it is for learners of all ages to have the knowledge and skills needed to act for sustainable development. Bridge 47 was created to coordinate our efforts in responding to this challenge. The video below helps to explain the link between The Sustainable Development goals and Target 4.7.

What does Bridge 47 do?

We bring people determined to make target 4.7. reality together in the Bridge 47 Network to work together and learn from each other. Learn more here.

We advocate for better policies that reflect the role of Global Citizenship Education in making sustainable development possible. Learn more here.

We explore new ways of working in partnership with organisations that have previously not engaged with Global Citizenship Education. Learn more here.

We explore new ways of doing Global Citizenship Education. We increase the capacity of European civil society to be innovative. Learn more here.


Bridge 47 was co-created by 14 European and global organisations. Our project consortium consisted of two global networks, CIVICUS and the International Council for Adult Education, ICAE, as well as a European research network, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, EADI.

We have two national development education networks - The Irish Development Education Association IDEA, and the International Development Education Association of Scotland IDEAS.

Six of our partners were national civil society platforms - the Bulgarian Platform for International Development BPID, the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation AKÜ, Finnish Development NGOs - Fingo, the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs VENRO, the Slovak NGDO Platform PMVRO and the Slovene Platform for non-governmental organisations for development, global education and humanitarian aid SLOGA.

Three of our partner organisations work on Global Citizenship Education - NGO Support Centre in Cyprus, MUNDU - Center for Global Education in Denmark and Center for Education Initiatives CEI in Latvia.

Bridge 47 is co-funded by the European Union. 

We are a DEAR Project   

Bridge 47 is part of the DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) Programme which empowers European Union citizens and young people to take action on some of the biggest issues facing Europe and the world today.

To learn more about DEAR, please watch the video below, and visit