Sustainable transition(s) (covering social, economic, political and educational dimensions) is a world-wide challenge. Since this transition concerns all dimensions of our modern life, the answer to these challenges should be holistic and global. It’s crucial “to understand” before “acting”, that’s why we think that sustainable transition(s) is also a question of education. Education contributes to the development of a culture of change and sustainability, creating the background for effective sustainable transition actions. A human rights-based approach to adult learning and education (ALE) aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of our aims.

Although sustainability has become a key focus in higher education, developing a better understanding of how sustainability competencies can be cultivated in college and university courses and programs in adult training settings is still needed.

Therefore, adult trainers who are to become capable of
  • affecting holistic sustainable change,
  • transforming values and culture,
  • healing the earth and human communities,
  • and designing creative solutions,

must have the opportunity to engage in learning processes that reflect and emphasise these learning objectives.

Adult educators and teachers can play a central role in providing learners with knowledge and practical information to help them understand the challenges and act as active citizens in their local communities, individually or collectively. We believe that Transformative learning theory and ecological design principles offer promising opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences that can develop the personal, intellectual, and socio-cultural skills necessary to create resilient and regenerative systems.

SUSTAINABLE partners noticed that changing our ways of producing and consuming is notoriously difficult, but believing that education is a powerful tool in empowering individual and groups, boosting voluntary action and helping people and organisations through the transition so they understand and enhance sustainability in everyday life.

To achieve all these, the following project results will be developed
  • LET’S UNDERSTAND - Sustainability guide
  • LET’S PLAN IT - Training handbook guidelines
  • LET’S BE PRACTICAL - Training kit
  • SUSTAINABLE education HUB

There are a number of 9 European organizations working together on the implementation of the project within a 24 months period.

Project website: https://sustainable-project.eu/.

Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
Duration: 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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