Climate change, growing inequality, the threat to democratic structures and a lack of political participation – there are various interconnected challenges for a sustainable and just future. SDG 4.7 underlines the importance of life long learning for tackling those multiple challenges.
In this context, ESD offers a key framework for education to be the driving force of an urgently needed social transformation. In November 2020, UNESCO will launch its new Roadmap "ESD for 2030." The roadmap will shape global and national ESD policies for the next decade. Involving education experts from all five continents, VENRO gathered civil society perspectives towards the UNESCO Roadmap: The statement “Education is the Key to a Sustainable Future - Civil Society Statement to the UNESCO-Roadmap ‘ESD for 2030‘“ formulates expectations, requirements and opportunities for the future of ESD.
In cooperation with Bridge 47, VENRO invites you to debate the role of civil society in achieving SDG 4.7 with us. Based on the UNESCO-Roadmap and the civil society statement, the discussion will focus on how we can work together in strengthening the cooperation between state and civil society actors and paving the way for a sustainable future.
2:30 pm - Warm welcome of speakers and participants, technical advice and presentation of the agenda
2:45 pm - Presentation of UNESCO-Roadmap "ESD for 2030" Alexander Leicht (Chief of Section "Education for Sustainable Development" - UNESCO-Secretariat Paris)
3:10 pm - Presentation of the Civil Society Statement “Education is the Key to a Sustainable Future - Civil Society Statement to the UNESCO-Roadmap ‘ESD 2030‘“ Gundula Bueker (spokesperson of the VENRO-working group on Education)
3:30 pm - Panel Discussion: ESD as a joint task - How to work together to realize SDG 4.7? Gundula Bueker (spokesperson of the VENRO working group Education) Rilli Lappalainen (Chairperson of Bridge 47, FINGO) Alexander Leicht (Chief of Section "Education for Sustainable Development" - UNESCO-Secretariat Paris)
4:00 pm - Open Round of Q&A
4:25 pm - Closing remarks
4:30 pm - End Moderator: Monika Duelge (One World Net NRW)
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Event Partner: Bridge 47. Cooperation partner for the organisation: World University Service. Supported by Engagement Global with Funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Coorperation and Development. Co-funded by the European Union.