News from Jul 08, 2016
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) aims to enable people of all ages to properly understand their action’s impact on the world and to help them develop a sustainable and responsible way of thinking and acting.
Next week the first nationwide agenda-congress on the issue of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be held. During the two-day conference ESD-experts from areas of politics, education, economy, science and the civil society will discuss matters of ESD implementation with interested participants. The experts will also give impetuses for a national action plan. Furthermore, the German Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka and the President of the German Commission for UNESCO Prof. Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold will award stakeholders for outstanding ESD-implementation.
The Freie Universität Berlin actively supports the Global Action Programme on ESD:
The university’s Institut Futur implements a monitoring system mapping ESD activities all over Germany. Moreover, the project “Schools@University for Sustainability + Climate Protection” which was initiated at the Environmental Policy Research Centre is a great example for promoting ESD creatively to pupils and teachers. The project has already been awarded three times by the German UNESCO Commission. The sustainability initiative SUSTAIN IT! offers divers outreach activities to engage the university community in ESD projects.
An overall commitment for the implementation of ESD in the curriculum can be found in the university’s Sustainability Mission Statement.
The program of the agendacongress can be found here.
When: July 11, 2016 (12:30 a.m.) to July 12, 2016 (3:00 p.m.)
Where: Berlin Congress Center (bcc), Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin