Global Education Week 2018

GEW is annual event organised by the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation LAPAS that is aimed to raise awareness on different sustainability issues. Each year GEW focuses on different topic.

In 2018 the topic was fast fashion. Usually GEW includes movie screening, workshops and distribution of the newsletter “World Becomes Better Place”. This year usual partners – UNESCO NC, LAPSA, Green Liberty, were extended to new partnerships – Fashion Revolution Latvia and the Embassy of Sweden and Swedish Institute.


GEW is financed mostly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia but also diverse co-finacing is usually raised.

This year LAPAS received very high number of the applications in GEW – more than 80, and finally more than 50 different events took place, in cooperation with schools, culture houses, NGOs, youth centres and libraries.

Within the GEW many events took place – conference by the Ministry of Education and Science devoted to the global education issues, distribution of the newspaper “World Becomes Better Place” – explaining the fast fashion and SDGs context, screening of movie “True Cost” and workshops “Story of T-shirt”.

See the photos of events here:

Also two activities – for children and youth were organised.

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