Information
  • Partnership scope: Sub-regional
  • Date start: 1 Apr 2002
  • Date end: 1 Mar 2005
  • More information: http://www.coren.be

Partnership implemented in
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy

Additional information
Quality schools: school network on sustainable development systems

Partners

Governments:
Government of Belgium - Brussels Region - Ministry of the Environment
Government of Belgium - Dutchspeaking Community - Ministry of Education
Government of Belgium - Federal Ministry of Sustainable Development
Government of Belgium - Flanders Region - Ministry of the Environment
Government of Belgium - Frenchspeaking Community - Ministry of Education
Government of Belgium - Germanspeaking Community - Ministry of Education
Government of Belgium - Walloon Region - Minister of the Environment
Government of France - Ministry of National Education - Rouen Academy
Government of Italy - Ministry of Education, University & Research, Dept. of Education Dev.

Major Groups:
COREN asbl (Belgium)
Association Belge des Eco-conseillers et des Conseillers en Environnement (Belgium)
CEBEC (Belgium)
IRGT -Institut Royal pour la Gestion durable des Resources et la promotion des Technologies propres (Belgium)
Reseau Information et Diffusion en Education ā l'Environnement (Belgium)
Union Wallonne des entreprises (Belgium)
FEST - Forschungsstätte der Evangeliscen StudiengemenschafT (Germany)
ENEA- Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie e l'Ambiente (Italy)

UN System:
UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Org (UNESCO) (France)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Greece)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
European Commission-DG Environment (Belgium)
Foundation for Environmental Education (Portugal)

Other:
Bundesgymnasium Vienna (Austria)
Association Universitaire pour l'Environnement (Belgium)
College Sainte-Veronique et Maire-Jose-LIEGE (Belgium)
Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (Belgium)
Institut d'Enseignement Secondaire Paramedical Provincial -MONS (Belgium)
Robert Schuman Institut - EUPEN (Belgium)
Conseillers en Environnement (ABECE) (France)
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)
Lycee Jean-Baptiste Decretot - Louviers (France)
Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg (Germany)
Istituto d'Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Ernesto Battaglini - Venosa (Italy)
Italian University (tbc) (Italy)

Partnership Overview | Objectives

This project aims at :
1. Enhancing and spreading knowledge of Eco-Management Systems (EMS) in schools,
2. Building capacity for management of schools, for both theirs environmental and pedagogical effects,
3. Developing a short- and middle term strategy for implementing Sustainable Development Management Systems (SDMS) in schools
4. Creating a school network including multiple stakeholders (ong's, governments, intergovernmental organizations, business) for sustainable development education

The objectives in detail are:
Inquiring into the progress and the innovations dealing with EMS in schools
Comparing the existing tools and experiments aiming at the implementation of EMS in schools
Revealing the interest of EMS on both pedagogical and environmental level
Making recommendations to public authorities (education, environment) to support schools in their efforts
Establishing a common framework for the implementation of EMS in all types of schools
Setting up a training and guidance program and materials to support the implementation of EMS in all types of schools
Developing a common framework for the implementation of SDMS in all types of schools, including the challenges of the Agenda 21 and Millenium Declaration (Climate change, Natural ressources, Health, Citizenship, N/S solidarity,...)
Setting up a training and guidance program and materials to support the implementation of SDMS in all types of schools

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