article_thumb_245_U250S7WHA7RPPIn September 2011, the Project “Linking Culture, Education and Sustainability: Good Practices and Experiences from Around the World” was established by UNESCO as a contribution to the UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development. The Project has sought to investigate what constitutes best practice in the areas of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and culture. A Project website has been developed to offer an opportunity for policy-makers and practitioners to learn more about the relationships between ESD, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. It showcases a wide range of projects, from across the globe, which are rich in detail and innovative in terms of how they have integrated culture components in ESD.

HYDRIA, a MIO-ECSDE project on Mediterranean water heritage, was chosen as an outstanding example of work at a global level bridging ESD and Cultural practices, and is being showcased in the new UNESCO website and relevant report. The HYDRIA project is in its 2nd phase of implementation, involving even more case studies of water heritage from the Mediterranean. Find more info on the HYDRIA project here (

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