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Challenges to Sustainability Addressed by the Regional Centre of Expertise Czechia

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Challenges to Sustainability Addressed by the Regional Centre of Expertise Czechia
Jana Dlouhá, Jiří Dlouhý, Laura Henderson, and Dana Kapitulčinová, RCE Czechia
Europe Regional RCE Meeting 2018
28-31 August, 2018, Vannes, France

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Challenges to Sustainability Addressed by the Regional Centre of Expertise Czechia

  1. 1. Challenges to Sustainability addressed by the Regional centre of expertise Czechia Jana Dlouhá, Jiří Dlouhý Laura Henderson, Dana Kapitulčinová Centrum pro otázky životního prostředí UK
  2. 2. Czech Republic – natural conditions CR – density of inhabitants
  3. 3. rce.czp.cuni.c z Members Charles University Environment Center Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Charles University, Pedagogical Faculty, Department of Biology and Environmetnal Studies Lifelong learning NGO (Životní Vzdělávání, z.s.) Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University Edunika, z.s. Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice Society for Sustainable Living (SSL) Faculty of Education, University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem Schola Humanitas - secondary school for environmental protection and restoration The Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc Transdisciplinary Serendipity SEVER – The Rýchory Centre of Environmental Education and Ethics Association for Creativity in Education TEREZA educational centre 5 small businesses from South Bohemia The Varianty Educational Program, People in Need Hogskulen for landbruk og bygdeutvikling, Norway UN Information Centre Prague Education Committee, Government Council for Sustainable Development
  4. 4. RCE Czechia – activities and proceses Project financing: International projects; Norway grants Currently: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (applied transdiciplinary research scheme)
  5. 5. Transforming academia
  6. 6. Charles University for (E)SD 21.11. 2017 – Charles University conference Universities and Sustainable Development
  7. 7. Interface theory & practice •  Charles University Innovation Network (UIS) – knowledge transfer coordinators (in each faculty). •  UIS was established in 2014 (KREDO project) in 2015 – funded by the Center for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University. •  Implementation period is from 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2020. •  Catalogue of Services •  For the RCE Czechia – plan of cooperation with municipalities and local business
  8. 8. Agreement of 5 Prague Universities •  https://www.vscht.cz/?jazyk=en •  https://www.czu.cz/en/ •  https://www.vse.cz/english/ •  https://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-1.html •  https://www.cvut.cz/en
  9. 9. The COPERNICUS Alliance network of EU Higher Education Institutions Activities: •  annual conference •  micro-fund projects •  Webinars •  publications •  regular Newsletter
  10. 10. CA annual conference 2018 Future Forward Summit
  11. 11. Transdisciplinary communication
  12. 12. Knowledge transfer •  Participatory research on ESD •  transformative education – principles & pedagogies •  Knowledge transfer (Enviwiki, VCSEwiki) •  ESD national debate (theory & practice: Envigogika journal) •  Open access approach – for all results
  13. 13. Outreach •  Innovation – tools & materials (teaching case studies, case study teaching methodology) •  ESD supporting local & regional sustainable development (developing actor analysis method, research & publication on green bussiness competences…) •  Achieving policy impact – on (E)SD policies & institutions (CR Agenda 2030 debate,…) Publication: competences & values for entrepreneurship
  14. 14. RCE Czechia project 2018-2020, Technology Agency CR Partners: •  RCE + CUEC (lead partner) •  TEREZA educational centre •  Pedagogical Faculty Ústí nad Labem •  Pedagogical Faculty Prague •  UN Information Centre Prague support Educational resource (Kapitulčinová, 2017): Nutrition Footprint Calculator http://udrzitelnastrava.cz/english/ “Responsible consumption – basis for sustainable lifestyle education”
  15. 15. Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC): SDG 4.7 for SDG 12.8 ! Decoupling economic growth from natural resource use Technological progress & economic regulations à  Lifestyle change (qualitative shift through education) Project based on three pillars: 1.  SC Theory – themes, strategies and assessment 2.  Pedagogy – transformative learning & competences 3.  Practice •  Tereza – Eco-school network (> 400 schools) •  methodics of 7 steps TEREZA, Educational Centre realized project Eat Responsibly! http://terezanet.cz/_files/ userfiles/ metodika_Mnu_pro_zmnu.pdf
  16. 16. Projects starting 2019 – submitted Cooperative projects on national level (TA CR): 1.  Sustainable Development on Regional Level - Combination of Theory and Practice: à Capacities for Regional SD (jointly developed) with local actors •  CUEC + Economic Faculty University of South Bohemia + SSL •  National Local Action Group Network + UN Information Centre 2.  Education for future à Arts for sustainability in education •  CUEC + Association for Creativity in Education 3.  Ensuring Quality of Open Education Resources
  17. 17. Thank you for attention http://rce.czp.cuni.cz/ jana.dlouha@czp.cuni.cz jiri.dlouhy@czp.cuni.cz

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