International Forum on Global Citizenship Education

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The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN in Vienna and the Salzburg Global Seminar are hosting an International Forum on Global Citizenship Education on the sidelines of the Salzburg Global Seminar’ Civic and Civil Education Symposium on 14 November 2023 at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.

The forum will bring together key decision-makers and knowledge experts to exchange opinions, share best-practice examples of global citizenship in action and present a path forward in the educational sector. Join for a timely exchange on current successes and challenges in Global Citizenship Education and on the role of education in an age of climate change and artificial intelligence.

Following a high-level opening ceremony, including remarks by Dr. Heinz Fischer, 11th Federal President of Austria and Co-chair of the BKMC, H.E. Claudia Plakolm, Austrian Youth State Secretary and H.E. Ham Sangwook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN in Vienna, and a keynote by former CEO of the European Institute of Technology Prof. Willem Jonker, three parallel moderated panels featuring high-level international speakers will illustrate the most important developments on Global Citizenship Education.

The sessions’ topics will be:

1. Developments in policy making for GCED in the age of AI and climate change

2. Universities and higher education – GCED challenges and success stories from Universities around the world

3. Young changemakers action – Best practice examples from young global citizens

After the parallel panel sessions, a plenary reunion will provide an opportunity to take stock and forecast the next steps in GCED.


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