Global Citizenship Education Fund


The Executive President presents the lines of action to the Board of Trustees. When approved, the Executive President drives their implementation through the establishment of WORKING GROUPS formed by entities that bring the necessary capabilities and expertise to develop the lines of action at the expected level or above.
The current Executive President is Jaume Guardans, Patricia Piña is the Director of the Administration and Finance Department (AFD) and Sofia Mojica is the Project Manager.



The Working Groups created through the Fund are alliances between entities with diverse abilities whose union allows for a holistic approach to each specific topic they tackle.

Secondary Education Technical Working Group

The Secondary Education Technical Working Group aims to support the work of secondary school teachers and formal and informal education professionals to ensure the appropriate transmission of citizenship values to children and young people between the ages of 11 and 17. Its work develops Articles 1, 2, 26, 27 and 29 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 12(1) of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the […]


The Secondary Education Technical Working Group’s Work Program

The Group oversees and feeds into the work of Forming Responsible Citizens (FRC), an initiative coordinated by ideaborn since 2015. FRC is being implemented in Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon and Jordan. It focuses on the development of the most effective instruments for civic and citizenship education in secondary schools within the local context and through experiential learning methodology. The implementation of FRC highlighted the need for two more initiatives, now led by […]


Prevention of Violent Radicalization Working Group

FIELD OF ACTION: Research and Capacity Building for the detection and prevention of violent radicalization
The Prevention of Violent Radicalization Working Group works on initiatives to support the implementation of Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”). This article and the work of this Group seeks to tackle the global challenge deriving from the violent radicalization of young


Citizenship Education Research Working Group

FIELD OF ACTION: The Comparative Analysis of Citizenship Education Programs
In order to strengthen awareness and the fulfilment of Articles 1, 2, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 26 and 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fund is in the process of creating a new Working Group to develop the citizenship education programs and initiatives.
The objective is to contextualise data analysis to achieve a specific understanding of

The Secondary Education Technical Working Group fosters participatory education and encourages young people to form their own views and express them freely and openly, as appropriate to their age and maturity (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12.1)
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AETS Consultants

AETS Consultants

International consulting company (Brussels) that works alongside governments and the private and public sectors to offer sustainable solutions for improving living conditions in Europe and in developing and emerging countries.

Fundación Adyan

Fundación Adyan

Lebanese NGO that works on valuing cultural and religious diversity in its conceptual and practical dimensions, locally and internationally.



European Centre for Studies and Initiatives (Italy). Non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation. It promotes growth and development through the active participation of all stakeholders.

Institució Cultural del CIC

Institució Cultural del CIC (ICCIC)

Private foundation (Catalonia, Spain) operating in the fields of culture and education. It promotes an educational network of more than 8,000 students.


Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

CIS (University of Sarajevo) focuses on the interdisciplinary education of new generations of experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in South East Europe.



German NGO that develops projects and facilitates trainings dealing with conflict transformation and civic education targeting mainly young civil society activists interested in experience-based learning.


Europahuis Ryckevelde

European and international centre that promotes European citizenship by translating European themes into information on a human scale and fostering participation from young adults and civil society at large.

Fundación Ideaborn

Ideaborn Foundation

Non-profit organisation established to efficiently and effectively pursue promotion and interventions in the field of human rights, fundamental freedoms and social justice.