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Special Exhibition Global Learning

Institute equalita organized three special exhibitions about Global Education at the education fair in Cologne, from 19th to 23rd of February 2002 under the motto „The Street of Sustainability“, from 9th to 13th of February 2004 under the motto "Learning in Global Partnership" with the patronage of the Federal Minister for economic co-operation, Mrs Wieczorek-Zeul and from 27th of February to 3rd of March 2007 under the motto "Global Fairness and cultural diversity" with the patronage of the Federal Minister for integration in North-Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet.

The fair for education is the central forum for presentation and discussion in the German educational scene. With the special exhibition Global Education, the organizers 


The aim of the project is to develop innovative teaching units in the field of science subjects. In these lessons, methods of creative work (e.g. story telling, theater, land art, graffiti, videos) should be tried out. Other European project partners are schools and extra-curricular educational institutions in Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain.
The lead project partner is a school in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the first meeting in Florence, the project partners agreed that Germany would like to focus on interested biology teachers. The teaching units are to be developed and tried out for students from grades 7 to 12. The aim is that young people experience themselves as creators and get to know the laws of science. 

Culture and peer-learning for integration

Cultural approaches and peer-learning are more and more accepted pedagogical methods especially in informal education. An excellent and successful example is the project KinderKulturKarawane - Children's Culture Caravan. Socio-economically disadvantaged young people at of the age 16-25 from Africa, Asia and Latin America present cultural performances - music, dance, theatre, and circus - for European youth, young adults and other audience to deliver insight into their everyday life and their visions for a better future, but also to show chances for social integration by these activities.

Young adults in Europe discover by these presentations, workshops and direct meetings with the young artists - peer-learning - parallels to their own