AELIA – Applying a multi-stakeholder and whole-institutional approach to education for sustainability
The aim of the project is to contribute to equipping all citizens with the skills and competences for the green transition.
Project Number: 101087425
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 1/1/2023 – 31/12/2025
The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that we need to shift towards a greener world. The Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 states that we need to build a sustainable and fair Europe for future generations, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The EU is focused on this and has a new policy called the European Green Deal. To make this work, we all need to learn how to be sustainable and support the green economy model. In this context, education for sustainable development (ESD) should be a lifelong learning thing that happens outside of school too. ESD is about more than just learning about the environment in school. When we step outside of formal education settings, opportunities to learn about sustainable development and apply it in our work become limited. It’s also harder to encourage others to support sustainability, and initiatives become less effective when they don’t involve a wide variety of people.
The aim of AELIA is to contribute to equipping all citizens with the skills and competences for the green transition. To do this, the project will put in action a multistakeholder, whole-institutional approach, bringing together actors from formal and non-formal education settings, businesses, civil society, and the public sector who will participate in all stages of the project following a quadruple helix innovation approach to develop an enabling learning ecosystem to bring change at an institutional, individual and societal level.