The Residential Training Workshop on “Universities & ESD” was a five-day training course organised by the University of Athens, the MIO-ECSDE/MEdIES Secretariat, the Baltic University Programme (BUP) and the Centre of Environmental Education (CEE) of Amfissa, which took place on 23- 28 May, 2010, in the CEE Amfissa, Greece.

The Workshop was a continuation of the successful Leonardo course “Training on ESD through an inter-regional perspective: Baltic & Mediterranean” (Uppsala, 6-12 October 2008) and the last meeting of the Network of the Mediterranean Universities for Sustainable Development with an emphasis on Education for Sustainable Development-MEDUNNET (Athens, 21-22 October 2009).

In total, 48 experts -lecturers, researchers and university staff- all involved in ESD, participated in the training, coming from nineteen countries: England, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Croatia, Belarus, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia , Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and Finland.

The training workshop aimed:

(a) to develop knowledge and competences on integrating ESD in University processes, curricula and activities within the framework of the UN Decade on ESD (2005-2014) and the UNECE Strategy on ESD.
(b) to explore the concepts of the “whole institute approach” and “sustainable university”
(c) to share experiences on ESD, educational practices, policies, research, etc. working on particular case studies.

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