Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Start the Change

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:22

Are you passionate about educating for a better world? We are looking for enthusiastic secondary teachers and youth workers to be part of our exciting new transformative EU global learning project - Start the Change. 

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Why Start the Change now?

Young people are growing up in a world that is changing almost as fast as they are. Our interconnected and interdependent world brings huge opportunities, but it also brings challenges such as conflict, inequality and environmental degradation. Feelings of powerlessness to change the world around them can be a common challenge, but given the opportunity, young people can be powerful agents of change. Pupils are entitled to an education which develops the necessary skills, values and attitudes to engage effectively with the opportunities and challenges our globalised world brings and to have a voice in shaping a fairer more sustainable future.

Aims of the project

Working with schools and young people across 11 European countries, Start the Change aims to empower teachers, youth workers and pupils to explore, debate and take action on local and global issues. Focussing on the links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals, inequality and migration, the project aims to develop a model of active global citizenship for young people. The project involves teacher training and mentoring, support for working with young people, resource development and teacher and pupil networking across Europe. Project teachers and youth workers will take part in two national training days on November 24th and December 8th 2018 in Inverness or January 12th and 26th in Aberdeen followed by individually tailored mentoring and free resource support. Schools and youth groups will be given funded support to work with young people.

Get involved

If you are interested in being part of Start the Change, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start the Change! on film

To find out more, meet our partners and get a sense of what we've been up to so far, visit the Start the Change! on film page here.

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