Education for sustainable development = Education for transformation
Education and lifelong learning is the key to sustainable development.
The necessary changes towards sustainable development require a societal shift in consciousness which can be reached only by a reorientation of education and the participation of the whole society. The United Nations has therefore declared the UN Decade "Education for Sustainable Development" (ESD) for the years 2005 to 2014, with the aim of anchoring the concept of sustainable development in all sectors of education.
BNE's target is to enable children, young people, students and adults to be active in the development of an environmentally acceptable, socially equitable, economically efficient environment. Also, there will be a global perspective of the issue.
Make education shape new methods and formats
Since 2005, the FFU engages in the implementation of these cross-cutting issues and the development of education and teaching formats which meet the educational theoretical premises of openness, reflexivity and future ability to allow participation (including in the form of future workshops, plan and role play) and to support the acquisition of management skills.
The Environmental Policy Research is actively involved as a member of the Roundtable on the implementation of the UN Decade "Education for Sustainable Development".
The FFU is voluntarily working on the following working groups of the UN DESD since 2011:
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