Teaching the concept of Microcredit in secondary schools: an active way to learn how to fight poverty, promote justice and solidarity and overcome the Eurocentric perspective in Development Education

  • Country: Europe
    Location: Spain, Italy, Hungary
    Start date: 01/03/2013
    End date: 01/09/2015
    Applicant(s): GVC, ACC, Hungarian Baptist Aid, Autonomous Province of Bolzano, University of Bologna, University of Bolzano, Corvinus University, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Fundación ETEA
    Funder: EuropeAid
    Funding: 872.137,00 EUR

This project has three general objectives:

  • To raise awareness and critical knowledge of an interdependent and globalised world, through training in microcredits as a tool applicable worldwide to eradicate poverty and promote justice
  • To favour, among young Europeans, the dissemination of ideas and good practices on solidarity, justice and more equitable relations between developed and less favoured countries
  • To contribute to the fight against poverty through the transmission of the values of microcredit and the promotion of microcredit practices (such as microfinance and ethical savings)

The specific objective of the proposed action is to improve and increase the competences of critical understanding of development processes in students and teachers at both secondary school and university level, by including the principles and values of microcredit in secondary school curricula in Italy, Spain and France.