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Empowering Education for SDGs on the Regional Level


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Empowering Education for SDGs on the Regional Level
Case Study Presentation
Dr. Jana Dlouha, Ms. Iveta Šindelářová, and Mr. Jiří Dlouhý, RCE Czechia
Europe Regional Meeting 2019
13-14 September, 2019, Heraklion, Greece

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Empowering Education for SDGs on the Regional Level

  1. 1. Empowering education for SDGs on Regional level Jana Dlouhá, Iveta Šindelářová Jiří Dlouhý Charles University Environment Centre South Bohemia University
  2. 2. Situation in 2019 New member: Students‘ association Online Encyclopedia of Migration (NGO) Academic knowledge  to schools, media and general public
  3. 3. RCE Czechia 2019 – applied research projects (Technology Agency CR) Education for future, 2019 – 2021 Partner: Association for Creativity in Education Outcome: role of arts in ESD – arts-integration and artivism  competencies for civic engagement Ensuring Quality of Open Education Resources: How to Create and Use Open Access Materials…, 02. 2019 – 06. 2021 Partner: Central Library of the Charles University Outcome: research to develop methodology for students and teachers & support OER use/creation
  4. 4. Transformative education for SDG 12 “Responsible consumption – basis for sustainable lifestyle education” 02.2018 – 01.2021. Partners: • TEREZA educational centre + Eco-school network (> 400 schools) • Pedagogical Faculty Ústí nad Labem + Pedagogical Faculty Prague Outcomes: prepared educational materials, testing phase: 09. 2019 Research on ESD competences: article: Dlouhá, J., Heras, R., Mulà, I., Salgado, F. P., & Henderson, L. (2019). Competences to Address SDGs in Higher Education—A Reflection on the Equilibrium between Systemic and Personal Approaches to Achieve Transformative Action. Sustainability, 11(13), 3664. Relevance of transformative education at lower levels of the ed. system?
  5. 5. National conference Our Common Presence 2019
  6. 6. OER for SDG 12 – Faculty of Sports course: students‘ essays in Enviwiki OER
  7. 7. Sustainable Development on Regional Level – combination of theory and practice Project to address SD in underdeveloped regions (2019–2021, TA CR)  Capacities for Regional Sustainable development jointly developed by RCE stakeholders in cooperation with local actors: • Charles University Environment Centre • Economic Faculty University of South Bohemia, Department of Regional Management • National Network of Local Action Groups in CR • Society for Sustainable Living • UN Information Centre Prague support • & other RCE members
  8. 8. Life-long learning for Regional SD Outcomes of the project: • 9 whole-day courses, 2 academic years • Target group: National LAGs‘ representatives + local actors • SD themes: • 3 environmental • 3 economic • 3 social • Developed by RCE members & external experts • Advisory committee – guarantee of quality
  9. 9. Bottom- up approach Research question: What are local opportunities to meet national Agenda 2030 strategy framework? Identifying core actors in regions: • National Local Action Group Network: • Strategies of Community-led Local Development • Local Action Plans for development of education – ensuring quality, discussion on contents, change of methods • Strategy 2030+ in education – prepared in a participatory way • regionally relevant knowledge; ESD still missing • Library network, group Sustainability in Libraries
  10. 10. Identified problems / opportunities Method: Analysis of SCLLD + interviews with LAG representatives • Focused on local problems (ageing, depopulation,…) • Economic development • big enterprices considered to be drivers, in reality bring problems • innovative approaches missing (SME development) • Missing awareness of the potential of the region in SD context • climate change  drought adaptation (agriculture) • ecosystem services provider? • Youth – incentives to stay in the region? • Vocational training to educate people for employment in local SMEs?
  11. 11. TOP DOWN APPROACH RESEARCH QUESTION: How do megatrends influence regions ?
  12. 12. Who we are South Bohemia University, Regional Management department Scope of interest: Sustainable development of region Bio-mass potentials (Power4Bio project) Economic and social regional issues Practical seminars/trainins Ing. Iveta Šindelářová, Researcher and Phd. Student Scope: local economies, communities, zero-waste activities and waste management
  13. 13. Source: Ritola M. et al. Cleantech takes over consumer markets, Consumer cleantech report, Demos Helsinki. 2017 What are the current MEGATRENDS ?  Changing population  Scarce resources  Global economy  Digitalisation  The age of community-driven individuals
  14. 14. Key are: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SETTLEMENTS AND TERRITORIES Urbanization Ageing of population Regulations Democratizati on of society Economic growth Climate change Social disparities Energy consumption Relations between MEGATRENDS with impact on the KEY ARE of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SETTLEMENTS AND TERRITORIES Source: Evaluation of relations between selected global megatrends and their impact on selected key areas of development of the Czech Republic by the year 2030, Government Office of Czech republic 2016,
  15. 15. Research: top-down versus bottom-up: Megatrends influencing regions Source: Backhaus J. et al. SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES: TODAY’S FACTS & TOMORROW’S TRENDS, 2012. European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 SSH-2010-4) under grant agreement n° 263962 facts-tomorrows-trends/ , Source: Evaluation of relations between selected global megatrends and their impact on selected key areas of development of the Czech Republic by the year 2030, Government Office of Czech republic 2016, content/uploads/sites/2/2018/05/Zhodnocen%C3%AD-megatrend%C5%AF-web.compressed.pdf Strategic framework document 2030, Strategic Agenda 2030 Strategic GOALS for REGIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES  Public services in the territories are for all residents available  The growth of the quality of life in individual municipalities decreases regional inequalities  Good urban development of settlement units is ensured  Cities and municipalities have reduced emissions and adapted on th negative effects of climate change.  Territorial public administration specifically uses tools for sustainable development of municipalities.
  16. 16. MEGATREND: Age of community driven individuals • Community supported agriculture: community that supports farmer and its production by regular orders (35 communities in CZ, 2018) • Sharing communities: swap of clothes, sharing surpluses from gardens (online communities on Facebook) • Zero-waste communities: advices where to buy, how to make zero-waste households (Facebook community with 21ths. members in CZ/K) Practical examples
  17. 17. Community supported agrigulture Czech Republic Source: Nosko T., 2019 Community supported agrigulture, University of Sout-Bohemia, České Budějovice 35 communities in CZ (2018)
  18. 18. Zero-waste communities Czech Republic Who is typical zero-waste citizen ?  Citizens up to 40 years of age with secondary school / university education  They are personally affected by global problems  They sort waste, carry their own shopping bag, reduce plastic  When living in a family house, they own a bio-bin or even compost  They are buying or interested in packaging-free shopping - they are currently shopping in hyper / supermarkets  They would like to try the community way of buying + selling their own surpluses Source: Šindelářová I., Sagapova N., Sedlák J. 2019. Zero-waste activities of inhabitants (České Budějovice). University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  19. 19. Thank you for attention Technology Agency CR, TL02000012 Grant Agency of University of South Bohemia, GA JU 074/2017/S