The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland.

For all global citizenship development

  • Global Citizenship Month to take place throughout September

    Q: What features football stars and a multicultural choir, a Scotland-wide roadshow and a month-long public vote using 17 bottles?  A: IDEAS’ first ever Global Citizenship Month, which will take place throughout September, to celebrate global citizenship education across Scotland and encourage Scots to take up the Global Goals. 

  • Report warns of threats to civil society

    The new State of Civil Society report has been released for 2016, and looks at rising threats to civil society, the demonisation of activists and the exclusion of many from participating.

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  • Global Citizenship Month


    IDEAS is, throughout September, running a Global Citizenship Month, featuring a roadshow around Scotland and events at the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Learning Festival. 

  • Scotland Malawi Youth Congress 2016

    More information to follow but this will be a chance for students (S3 to S6) to hear more about Scotland-Malawi links, speak to organisations involved in projects and partnerships, review how the skills they’ve gained will help them in the future and speak to other Scottish schools about their links.

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  • Global Learning Programme Scotland Global Learning Programme Scotland

    Global Learning Programme Scotland offers practical fully- funded support to clusters, schools and teachers to develop global citizenship across the curriculum and through whole school activities. The Programme is aimed at all sectors - primary, secondary (including transition) and additional support needs.

  • Teach Global Ambassadors Teach Global Ambassadors

    Teach Global Ambassadors aims to build secondary teachers’ confidence and capacity to incorporate Global Citizenship into their teaching, enable them to support pupils to become 'active global citizens' and to lead on Global Citizenship activities within their schools and local authorities.