GINLUX 2022

The International School of Luxembourg will be hosting a local GIN forum with schools from their community on Thursday 24th November under the theme 'Going Glocal: addressing global issues through glocal engagement'


Rationale

The idea of a Global Issues Network was originally stated in JF Rischard’s book ( High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years To Solve Them, Basic Books, 2003) which triggered the start of the GIN initiative. Since then, like many schools, we have been adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap. You can find out more here about the Global Issues Network movement and our previous conferences here.


We feel a growing need to explore local-based solutions to global issues in collaboration with community partners. Student-led projects would benefit from increased connections with like-minded people from other schools and organisations in the community.

Objectives


  • share experiences across schools

  • encourage reflection in groups on the knowledge, principles and skills required to complete community projects

  • begin the process of action, reflection and consultation on current or new initiatives

  • grow a local network with community partners for future collaborative action

Who can participate?


Secondary school students from schools in the vicinity of the Geesseknäppchen campus who are already actively engaged with global issues or who want to contribute to community projects

Programme


The programme would run from 9am to around 6pm and include:

Morning

  • Presentations of current student projects according to their field of commitment (economic, social or environmental)

  • Workshops to develop project management skills in collaboration with local community partners and organisations

Lunch at ISL

Afternoon

  • Visits of school projects on different campuses

  • Collaborative project action planning

Cost

There will be a minimal cost per participant to cover catering fees.