What is sustainable vocational education and training?
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In 2005, the United Nations proclaimed the World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with the aim of spreading and anchoring worldwide a way of thinking and acting with a view to responsibility for future generations. This also includes the implementation of the guiding principle of sustainable development in national education systems worldwide.
ESD concerns all areas of education, from kindergarten to school and university, from vocational training and further education to extracurricular education. What skills are needed to be able to embrace sustainability in education or at work? What does a place of learning look like in which sustainability is really “lived”? What progress has been made so far and are there EU countries that have interesting projects in the field of ESD already in place?
The Erasmus+ project EXPECT — Exchanges of Practices in Education for Climate Targets investigates new sustainable further education paths within vocational education and training in Europe. By the means of peer learning activities, the project partners examine the status quo of sustainable VET in the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, the UK, Latvia and Finland, as well as the progress made to date and the strategies and instruments implemented in these countries.
Project: EXPECT — Exchanges of Practices in Education for Climate
Contact: Sabine Schwenk
Client: Erasmus+ - European Commission, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for vocational education and training
Duration: 10/2020 ‒ 09/2022