Aims & Objectives

“Developing capacities together: European CSO-university networks for global learning on migration, security and sustainable development in an interdependent world” (InterCap) is a 3-year project (from Nov. 2017 to Oct. 2020) funded by EuropeAid envisaging to address the emerging concern on the way in which shifting public perceptions of (in) security and risk, influence understanding of migration, sustainable development, roles, responsibilities and lifestyles of EU citizens in an interdependent world.

In this direction, InterCap brings together 13 organizations from 12 different EU countries specialized in teachers’ training, educational reform, sustainable development and migration issues, along with more than 40 associates from all over EU (local authorities, Ministries, Universities, and CSOs). The Action’s priority is to establish European CSOs-university networks, to build the capacities of the education actors, to promote global learning on migration, security and sustainable development in an interdependent world.

The project aims to enhance critical understanding of migration and sustainable development, in the context of SDGs, amongst those in teacher education, in order to increase comprehension of the relationship between the interdependent world, (in)-security and risk.

More specifically, by the end of the project, the InterCap partners are committed to:

  • Ensure coherence and consistency in the delivery of development education on migration, sustainable development, and the interdependencies across local and global contexts.
  • Enhance development education competencies amongst CSOs’ and University teacher trainers.
  • Increase the availability of quality content and critical development education pedagogies in teacher training.

InterCap seeks to explore and strengthen the link between quality development education and attitudes towards migration and development, building on evidence-based practices, taking forward good cases and programs and establishing synergies.

The project will draw experience and knowledge from the following participatory educational methods:

  1. Philosophy for Children (P4C), focused on thinking, reasoning and questioning, also focus on Global Citizenship);
  2. Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE), referring to the creation of open safe spaces for critical thinking and discussion about global issues; and
  3. Theatre for Living (T4L), drama and theatre as agents of social change.