Development Cooperation Policy

Development education

According to the definition endorsed by CONCORD (European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development) in November 2004, “development education is an active learning process, founded on values of solidarity, equality, inclusion and co-operation. It enables people to move from basic awareness of international development priorities and sustainable human development, through understanding of the causes and effects of global issues to personal involvement and informed actions.

“Development education fosters the full participation of all citizens in world-wide poverty eradication, and the fight against exclusion. It seeks to influence more just and sustainable economic, social, environmental, human rights based national and international policies.”

In accordance with the National Strategy on International Development Cooperation Policy, the education and training on development is an additional part of the Romanian development cooperation policy.