Inter-ministerial cooperation for better Global Education integration into education systems

Presented by

Ms. Krista Orama

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland


Ms. Maria-Magdalena Budkus

Ministry of National Education Poland

May 7th 2020
Bluepoint, Brussels

Budkus Maria Magdalena


May 7th 2020










Krista Orama (Master in Political Sciences) is a human rights and sustainable development professional, who currently works as Programme Officer in the Unit for Civil Society of the Department for Development Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. As part of her portfolio, she advances Finland’s policy framework and financial support on global education and education for sustainable development in the context of Finland’s development policy and cooperation, and is one of Finland’s representatives in GENE. Ms. Orama has advanced a human rights based and participatory approach to development since 2006, including in CSO development cooperation projects, at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, in academic research institutes, and at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She has worked on global citizenship education, human rights education and education for sustainable development in national and global contexts in many parts of the world. As UN staff, Ms. Orama contributed to the negotiations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the perspective of the rights of persons with disabilities and broader issues related to equality and non-discrimination, and has since 2015 supported the implementation of the Agenda from a human rights-based approach at global, regional and national levels.

Maria-Magdalena Budkus is responsible for Global Education and International Studies of Educational Achievements (PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, ICCS); expert evaluating applications in Erasmus+ (Youth, School Education); representing the Ministry in many students contests on: Global Education, Human Rights, Sustainable Development, Economy; member of EU and OSCE international observation missions; Coordinator of Development Aid projects; PR specialist; co-founder of WINGS (Warsaw Initiative for Non-Governmental Support).

Short contents:

Many countries face the requirements of a greater integration of global competencies into their education policy. This is an agenda for Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Development Cooperation and of Education – together. This workshop discusses the challenges of integrating global competencies into education systems, through cooperation across Ministries and Agencies.
Key questions:
How can Ministries and Agencies work best together in the integration of GE into curricula?
What are the obstacles to inter-ministerial cooperation?
What are the benefits?
Signposts and milestones: how best to integrate Global Education and learning into education policy in a meaningful way?