12/05/2013 - 25/05/2013


Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of growth in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. As the concept of SD refers to both current global issues, and the future generations, it should be broadly included both into the educational curricula and into the whole school environment, i.e. in terms of protecting natural environment (usage of water, natural resources, etc.), using financial resources/modern technology and social inclusion.

Therefore, 5 European universities from Poland, Belgium, Slovakia, Croatia and the Netherlands composed a consortium in order to propose the Intensive Programme (IP) under the title of ”Education for SD”, organized within the framework of Long Life Learning Erasmus Programme. The specific objectives are the following: increasing the quality and volume of staff and student mobility throughout Europe; strengthening multilateral cooperation between European universities, educational institutions and local communities; development of innovative teaching methodologies; supporting development of innovative ICT tools in teaching and practice; and increasing transparency and compatibility between higher education and vocational qualifications gained in different countries of Europe.

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