Cross Border Experience; Germany and Benin Republic -Project SCBE

Mobilizing young people to share in the experience of tracking and evaluating how their countries are working towards achieving the UN SDG 2030 target

Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can drive progress and develop the means for a successful implementation of the SDGs.

However, the global health pandemic COVID 19 has revealed that more multilateral action that promotes multiculturalism through intercultural exchanges in the context of global learning is more expedient.

Under this context, project SCBE intends to engage young people to discuss the need to promote an ecosystem that provides education, mentorship, and a stress-free work environment to support SDG 8 post COVID19.

SGD 8: Promote Sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Project SCBE is an intercultural learning mobility project that aims to mobilize, inspire, and connect young people to share in the experience of tracking and evaluating how their countries are working towards achieving the UN SDG 2030 target.

It is also an opportunity to help young people understand the context of development education so they can transfer the knowledge to their work in the future or begin to ask relevant questions to policymakers in their countries with respect to the SDGs.

The focal goal is Goal 8- Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

The overarching objective for: 

  • A. Participants: To promote intercultural exchange using SDG 8 as the benchmark for development education among young people
  • B. Project partners: To understand the cultural context and learn from the participants on the implementation of SDG 8 from the view of young people in the Global South and Global North.

This exchange in the context of the SDG 8 cross border experience project will contribute to mobilizing young individuals and organizations to act for the goals while building coalitions across communities and societies.

Project SCBE will inspire participants to think and act from a global perspective when engaging policy actors or stakeholders and contribute to the achievement of SDG 8 while promoting the values of cross border cooperation, global education, and the message of solidarity for the goals.

Finally, the selected SDG shall connect partners to increase optimization on the goals whilst strengthening dialogue and trust between people and institutions from a cross border perspective.

Project SCBE adopts a blended learning methodology comprising formal (20%) and non-formal (80%) education methods including interactive workshops on development education, leadership, and model united nations simulations.

The methods for pieces of training and meetings during the project exchange are characterized on NFE methodology, some of the methods to be used in our workshop’s sessions shall include Art of Hosting.

Art of Hosting brings together a range of group process techniques: Peer Circle Process, World Café, Appreciative Inquiry, and others, like Storytelling, Proaction Café, and Harvesting. (The above learning techniques shall be applied during workshop sessions). The responsible project partner will organize everything necessary for a successful meeting/training.

The project shall employ a wide range of teaching techniques including group work, casual conversion, play methods, group activities, and individual casework while the facilitators shall employ a formal approach to deliver the learning to engage the participants.

We are using this educational learning technique to give more confidence to all the participants and enable them to be more open in sharing their experiences and as such learn from experts on development education.