GSD - Generators for Sustainable Development, 2021-2023

Funding agency: EC Erasmus+ programme, KA220-ADU – Cooperation partnerships in adult education.

Project No: 2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000026959.

The main coordinator: BLENDED LEARNING INSTITUTIONS COOPERATIVE, Göttingen, Germany.

Participating countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia.

Project description:

Sustainability is the key concept to combat climate change whilst creating and securing social and economic welfare. With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the UN has designed a system which converts the rather abstract concept of sustainability into a system with operational objectives and targets. From the educational point of view, sustainability can be considered as a key competence. With reference to the Council Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning (2006/2018), one could state that each European citizen should become sustainably “literate”.

 The Adult Education (AE) sector plays a key role in addressing both perspectives of learning sustainability: the individual (SL) and the community (SD) level. There is a lack of innovative and appropriate educational programmes to bring about skills and competence for sustainable behaviour and development for adults who learn in different contexts.

The GSD project aims to achieve three main objectives:

  1. It will provide innovative learning opportunities relating to Sustainability Literacy and Sustainable Development to learners in Adult Education.
  2. It'll train Adult Education professionals to facilitate Sustainability Literacy and Sustainable Development.
  3. It will connect both target groups in a larger European network approach, that is: it provides appropriate constructive mobility programmes for both the Learning and Development Professionals and their target groups (KA1), and transnational blended learning opportunities for the staff members including courses and job-shadowing opportunities.

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