About us

Who we are

 
 
Global Platform Denmark is Copenhagen’s new powerhouse for activism, education and research in global citizenship and innovative pedagogy. Located next to the ActionAid Denmark secretariat we are housed in a former grammar school building and offer a wide range of activities across our 6 floors including 8 classrooms and workshop spaces, a co-working space for NGOs, an activist and project space, dormitories and an urban garden.
 

Why we are here

 
 
Global Platform Denmark’s mission is to bring together researchers, young people, NGOs, educators and professionals in order to collaboratively develop the tools that young people need in order to become active, global citizens in the 21st Century. Global Platform Denmark is a place where sparks are ignited so that young people are inspired to engage with, and generate solutions for the global challenges we face.
 

Who we are here for

 
 
Global Platform Denmark offers a wide range of activities aimed at bringing together a cross-section of people who want to make a change. Our co-working space welcomes NGOs and organizations of all sizes as well as student researchers and freelance consultants who work with issues around international development and innovative pedagogy. Our classrooms and meeting spaces offer inspiring surroundings for activist trainings, student trips, conferences and seminars. Our project space can be used by ActionAid volunteers and local activists. And finally our Global Garden provides a calm civic space for the local community in the midst of the bustling neighbourhood of Nørrebro.
 

How we train

 

Our team of young and innovative trainers are specialised in participatory trainings that are guaranteed to challenge and inspire.
 
Our trainings embrace six key principles which we believe are the ingredients required for people to develop as global change makers.
 
Read more about our Training Principles here
 

Who we work with

 
 
Global Platform Denmark currently hosts a series of NGOs who work with issues related to global citizenship, sustainable international development and innovations in education:
 
Clean Clothes Campaign & Aktive Forbrugere
The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
 
Concord Denmark
Concord Denmark is a network of development NGOs and is part of Concord Europe which has national platforms all over Europe. They all work to increase to leverage between the different policy areas of the EU.
 
UBU works for a world where no child dies from a water-related disease. UBU’s main activities are development projects in India and Tanzania. UBU sends staff and students on review missions, technical inputs and internships.
 
DEO
DEO’s purpose is to facilitate dialogue and education about the European Union.
 
Global High Schools
Global High Schools is a pilot project working to construct methodologies and strategies to support high schools to integrate a global perspective in the everyday teaching and school life. In the development of learning programmes Global High Schools works closely together with international schools, universities and organizations to secure a challenging and involving education to encourage the formation of young global citizens.
 
Global School Partnerships
Global School Partnerships Denmark works on strengthening the global dimension in the teaching through school partnerships between Danish schools and schools in other parts of the world.
 
InnoAid
InnoAid consist of innovators who combine their academic foundation with their passion for development challenges. Through cross-diciplinary teamwork, participatory methods, and knowledge sharing they identify local needs, co-create and implement user-oriented and sustainable solutions where aid is needed.
 
International Dalit Solidarity Network
The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) works on a global level for the elimination of caste discrimination and similar forms of discrimination based on work and descent.
 
Transparency International Denmark
Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.