The WWGS Global Passport Award

What is the Global Passport Award?

The Global Passport Award is an EU recognised quality mark, which offers schools a framework to integrate Global Citizenship Education into their teaching and learning. It is a self-assessed and externally-audited accreditation and it is open to all post-primary schools in Ireland.

What Awards are offered under the Global Passport?:

There are 3 different types of Global Passport Awards that schools can apply for depending on their level of engagement with Global Citizenship Education (GCE). These include:

  • The Citizen’s Passport Award – for school’s emerging engagement with GCE
  • The Diplomatic Passport Award– for school’s established engagement with GCE
  • The Special Passport Award – for school’s exceptional engagement with GCE

What is involved in the application process?

Schools rate their level of Global Citizenship activity under 6 categories (passport ‘stamps’):

  1. Curriculum
  2. Extra curricular activities
  3. Teacher capacity + engagement
  4. Student capacity + engagement
  5. School leadership + policies
  6. Community engagement

The total score achieved in all 6 categories/stamps will determine which of the three passport types is awarded.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for the Global Passport applications is the 28th February, 2019. Awards will be formally presented at the World Wise Global School’s Annual Conference on the 2nd of April 2019 in The Clayton Silver Springs in Cork. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase their status as a WorldWise Global Award holder.

How do I apply?

If your school is interested in applying for the Global Passport Award (GPA), please register your interest below. Please note that GPA applications are permitted every 2nd year. For more information please contact:

Phone: 01 554744


      Video Guides

      The following video clips offer an insight into the experience of a collection of teachers who have coordinated the Global Passport application in their own schools. Click on the videos below for advice and ideas on how to get started with each stamp!