The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development.
By funding projects like #1Planet4All, #Climateofchange and #GoEathical, the DEAR programme promotes universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law and enables European citizens to make positive contributions to global development.
The DEAR Programme funds up to 30 projects that span the EU Member States at any one time. These projects contribute to raising the European public’s understanding and engagement in positive social change, at both the local and international level.
DEAR activities also feed into the EU’s support for the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
- to ensure commitment of EU citizens to development and contribute to sustainable lifestyle patterns of EU citizens especially regarding climate justice
- to develop European citizens' awareness and critical understanding of the interdependent world through Campaigning and Global Citizenship Education
- to encourage young citizens' active engagement for climate justice whilst promoting fundamental values of human dignity, democracy, equality and respect for human rights.