Global Civic Education (hereinafter referred to as GCE) is a type of civics which involves the active participation of the community in projects related to environmental, political, economic issues. The two main elements are global awareness and global competence. Global awareness includes the moral and ethical aspects of global issues. Meanwhile, global competence is a form of skills that enables certain people from a nation-state to compete in the global job market.

In the Indonesian context, GCE is the brainchild of the government and non-governmental organizations to deal with emergency supranational institutions, area economic block, and development information and communication technology. All of these factors are pushing for a more globally oriented and collaborative approach to education.

Global citizenship that GCE represents in a broad sense refers to someone who prioritizes the identity of "global society" above his identity as a citizen. According to this concept, one's identity has crossed geographical or political boundaries and people on planet Earth are interdependent with one another. This term is used in fields of education and political philosophy and is known in social movements such as the global citizen movement.  

Global citizenship consists of voluntary practices oriented towards human rights, social justice and the environment at local, regional and global levels. Unlike national citizenship, global citizenship does not imply official status or any loyalty to a government. The emergence of regional economic blocs, supranational political institutions such as the European Union, and advances in information and communication technology have pushed many countries to prepare their people for competitiveness in the global job market.

The most important features of global citizenship education are voluntary actions that can be taken from the local community to the international community, the practice of cultural empathy, and the emphasis on active involvement in social and political life at the local and global levels. The GCE curriculum emphasizes the active role of global citizens. According to this approach, individuals and groups inside and outside the education sector can take action on human rights, trade, poverty, health and environmental issues. In addition, organizations such as UNESCO are also starting to prioritize global competence by incorporating science and technology into the GCE curriculum. The goal is to strengthen the link between education and economic development.

Meanwhile, in relation to global discourse in form stateless, GCE, even though it has a "global" face, is a new hope in the midst of the government's efforts to improve Indonesia's constitutionalism. Constitutionalism itself is an understanding of limiting the power of the state to protect human rights. In short, it can also be said that constitutionalism is a state ideology that is based on the protection of human rights accompanied by restrictions on state power which is distributed to state institutions to protect these human rights.

Based on this reality, the presence of the GCE is urgently needed in order to realize a democratic and civilized constitution. The urgency of the GCE in supporting and encouraging the birth of constitutional democracy and constitutionalism in addition to increasing political understanding and the workings of state institutions, also increases the active participation of citizens in political activities. In this case the GCE can play a role as a seed of constitutional democracy and constitutionalism in Indonesia.

Important Dates

Registration1 May - 29 May 2023
Payment deadline15 May 2023
Indonesian Civic Education Study Program Forum31 May 2023
Conference date 5th ACEC and 5th ICLSSE1 June 2023
Observation of values contained in Balinese traditions and culture2 June 2023
Check Out Hotel and Activity Has Ended3 June 2023
Title and Abstract26 April – 26 May 2023
Abstract acceptance notification27 May 2023
Full Paper acceptance5 June – 31 July 2023
Review Processes by editor and reviewer1 Agust – 31 Agust 2023
Revision by Author/s1 September – 30 September 2023
Submission of Revised Paper by Author1 October 2023
Final Editing and Submission to Publisher2 October – 15 October 2023

Theme / Scope

  • Criminal law
  • Cyber law
  • Globalization
  • Power and identity
  • The family
  • Community and crime
  • Gender
  • Social studies
  • Teaching and learning
  • Higher education
  • Learning innovation
  • Non-formal education
  • Literary and smart education
  • Geography and GIS
  • Demographics
  • Economic
  • Historical studies
  • Civics
  • Sociology
  • Library and linguistic science
  • Cultural studies
  • Ecological citizenship
  • Democration and ecology
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Human right
  • Peace and Interreligion studies
  • Leadership and policy innovation
  • Good governance
  • Culture, local wisdom and tourism


Keynote Speaker(s)

Prof. Dr. I Wayan Lasmawan, M.Pd

(Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Bali, Indonesia)

Plenary Speaker(s)

Prof. Dr. M. Guntur Hamzah, S.H., M.H

(Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia)

Prof. Linyuan Guo-Brennan, Ph.D.

(University Prince Edward Island Canada)

Prof. Dr. Kokom Komalasari, M.Pd.

(Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)

Prof. Dr. I Nengah Suastika, M.Pd.

(Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha)


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Civic Education Study 

Faculty of Social Science Education

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia