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CDEC is a small but beautiful organisation that offers fantastic global citizenship training and support to schools, communities and other organisations in Cumbria. We also work with local education decision-makers to promote and advocate global learning. 

Scroll down to find out more about what we’ve been up to as well as our up-and-coming events!


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The Hidden Stories Shared Lives exhibition is continuing to tour the county

The exhibition on migration to Cumbria from outside the UK, telling the stories of people who have moved here and collected through this oral history project, is continuing to be shown around the county. You can find out more about the project at


The Big Global Learning Conference keeps Cumbria’s Beacon of Global Citizenship ablaze

Advocates of global citizenship from around Cumbria came together on Monday (5 March) to celebrate and extend global learning in Cumbria’s schools. And a fantastic and productive day was had by both the teachers and school children.

Over 50 teachers from 35 schools and over 40 children from 13 of the region’s primary schools came together at Rheged to share best practice and learn new skill and approaches to global learning.

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What we’re all about!

Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) has been working since 1984 to inspire schools and local communities in Cumbria to engage with, understand and take responsibility for the world in which we all live and contribute to making it a fair and sustainable place. Read more

CDEC also offers a membership service to schools and, in return, schools can access our vast library of resource boxes and receive discounts on our range of CPD courses. We offer both

DEC also offers a membership service to schools and, in return, schools can access our vast library of resource boxes and receive discounts on our range of CPD courses. We offer both open courses and those that are tailored to the individual school. The tutors help teachers understand global learning and how they can implement this into the curriculum, with insight and practical activities.

CDEC is a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDEC), a network of around 20 development education centres across England. Through our work on EU-funded programmes we are also an active participant in an extensive European global education network.