With great pride, we announce that Young Men Initiative, a project implemented by CARE International and 9 partner organizations in the Balkans won a prestigious education innovation award from GENE – Global Education Network Europe. GENE wishes to recognize the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global Education Innovation Award. The award is intended to benefit Global Education projects that bring about positive change and opens peoples’ eyes and minds to the realities of the world, locally and globally. It promotes Global Education initiatives that can bring about this change through creativity, participation, direct action, synergies and innovation, and to ultimately inspire public policy.
Innovation Award was given for the first time and they have received 80 applications from 26 countries and Young Men Initiative Project is among the 12 Global Education Innovation Award winners!
The Award Ceremony took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on October 6th 2017, where CARE representative took part in Roundtable 37: Reflections on Innovation and Quality in Global Education, together with other awardees. All 12 Awardees then participated in closing session of Roundtable 37: Input on Political and Conceptual challenges. After this session, Award Ceremony started with project presentations and delivery of awards and certificates. The benefit of the event was also related to networking among participants and discussions around future collaboration.