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National Centres of Excellence on Implementing ESD into Municipalities and Regions – Which Concepts are Needed?

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National Centres of Excellence on Implementing ESD into Municipalities and Regions – Which Concepts are Needed?
Mr. Detlev Lindau-Bank, RCE Oldenburger-Münsterland
Europe Regional Meeting 2019
13-14 September, 2019, Heraklion, Greece

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National Centres of Excellence on Implementing ESD into Municipalities and Regions – Which Concepts are Needed?

  1. 1. National Centres of Excellence on Implementing ESD into Municipalities and Regions – Which concepts are needed? Detlev Lindau-Bank RCE Oldenburger Münsterland 2019
  2. 2. Sustainability Guidelines of RCE OM - University of Vechta • Sustainable Development as a development "that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." • Protection of the global environment is the basis, which requires a careful handling of natural resources • In addition to this ecological dimension of sustainable development, it is equally important to consider the social, cultural, economic and political perspectives. Economy economical capabilities Social social justice Ecology ecologically acceptable Culture normative variety Policy democratic negotiation
  3. 3. • ESD as a location factor • ESD as a guiding principle • ESD as a cross-cutting task • ESD as a municipal sustainability code • ESD as a networking strategy 3 Introduction German strategy – Fields of action
  4. 4. 4 Goals and measurements From Projects to Structure
  5. 5. 1. High level commitment 2. ESD as an integral part of press work 3. Municipalities regularly report on ESD acticities 4. ESD is connected to existing programmes, guiding lines Marketing Concept 5 ESD as a location factor
  6. 6. 1. Further training for employees 2. Connecting municipal education and training activities with ESD 3. ESD is explicit part of municipal guiding lines 4. Networking educational activities in the sense of an ESD region Organisation Development Concept 6 ESD as a guiding principle
  7. 7. 1. The municipalities are connected in a vertical and horizontal direction 2. Samples of good practice 3. Getting ownership: Inviting institutions, companies, organisations of the civil society as partners Project Managmenet Concept 7 ESD as a cross-cutting task
  8. 8. • Voluntary commitment to implement 17 SDG´s (GAP…) • Municipal action plan with concrete target perspectives • Reporting on ESD regularly • ESD is anchored structurally Evaluation concepts 8 ESD as a municipal sustainability code
  9. 9. • Starting with early adopter • Early adopter as change agents and trainers for other municipalities • Thinking out of the box – inter municipal networking (RCE idea) • Building personell relationsships Networking Concept 9 ESD as a networking strategy
  10. 10. • Top-down-strategy • Structure be understood as administration • Bound to administrative limits • Different understanding of regional (local) approach • Danger of Buerocracy • Experts instead of expertise • Conflicting goals • SD is taken to mean durable growth • No content, non-committal 10 Conclusion ESD-Concept Conflict Management Concept
  11. 11. 11 All concepts are on the table. Let as use them! Thank you very much for your attention

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