This case study is based on a project which guides policy makers and
non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in international development policy.
`From the Local to the Global' is a project between university academics
in the UK and Ireland, academics in the Global South and NGOs. The
initiative included the publication of an edited collection of articles on
international development in 2009; the establishment of the Policy and
Practice journal; the creation of a network of organisations; the
integration of the project into a European Union Lifelong Learning project
coordinated by the Polska Akcja Humanitarna (PAH) in Warsaw; a
book adapted and translated into Slovakian, Polish and Greek; and a
lecture tour to 14 universities across Eastern Europe.
PAM-INA was a multilateral project funded by the European Commission's
Lifelong Learning programme with a consortium of eight European
universities. It led to one international symposium, one international
conference, the publication of peer-reviewed articles, two peer-reviewed
book volumes in English, a multilingual educational toolkit on the
dimension of Europe in post-primary education syllabi (based on research
results), a website (www.pam-ina.eu)
and a training unit for in-service teachers and teacher education
students. Close-working contacts were established between project
participants and educational practitioners using the project material
throughout the project's lifespan and beyond. The main impact has been
achieved by the toolkit.