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Contents

1. Visibility & Events

A. Summer School on Management of Biosphere Reserves, Sardinia, 13 – 20 July 2017

B. SWIM-H2020 ESD trainings in (i) Amman, 13-14 Sept.2017 (ii) Ramallah, 17-18 Sept. 2017

C. Renewal of MEdIES membership in the UNESCO GAP Partner Network 1


2. Material & ICTs

Two e-games for the new Water Conservation Awareness Centre in Malta

 

3. Other News

A. Hydria project presented in the Water Museum Conference, Venice, 2-4 May 2017

B. MEdIES at the 17th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development (MCSD), Athens, 4-6 July 2017

C. MEdIES at the SDSN Mediterranean Conference Athens, 8-9 September 2017


1. Visibility & Events

A. Summer School on Management of Biosphere Reserves, Sardinia, 13 – 20 July 2017

MEdIES (through MIO-ECSDE) has successfully co-organized one more Summer School, this year in Sardinia, with the theme: “Integrated Management Approaches and Sustainable Tourism Strategies for Biosphere Reserves”. This intensive week long training combined theoretic presentations, groupwork and study visits to the “Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo” Park that has just been (June 2017) registered as a Biosphere Reserve (BR) within the Man and the Biosphere Programme, MAB network of UNESCO. The 26 trainees were post-graduate students, young scientists, staff and managers of BRs, mainly from South Europe and Mediterranean countries.

On behalf of MIO-ECSDE/MEdIES, Ms Iro Alampei and Mr Vassilis Psallidas have tutored two the groupwork teams on Education and Management respectively, theoretically backed by two presentations delivered (over skype) by Prof. Scoullos.

The Summer School was co-organised by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice office), The Tepilora Park, MEdIES, MIO-ECSDE and the UNESCO Chair and Network of the University of Athens.

Read more at http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=1123&overRideCategory=1

B.  ESD trainings in (i) Amman, 13-14 Sept. 2017 (ii) Ramallah, 17-18 Sept. 2017

MEdIES was happy to have facilitated two training courses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Jordan (Amman 13-14 September,) and Palestine (Ramallah, 17-18 September).

These training courses aimed to (i) raise awareness and to develop the capacities of educators and other professionals on the design and application of ESD programmes, and, (ii) introduce them to the Mediterranean Strategy on ESD (MSESD) and explore how its recently adopted Action Plan could be effectively applied in Jordan and Palestine, respectively.

The participants comprised a mix of Formal and non-formal educators, staff of relevant Ministries and Civil Society organizations. The training in Amman was attended by 59 participants, and the one of Ramallah by 35, respectively.

Both trainings were organized under the EU-funded SWIM-Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism Programme with the co-organisation of the Ministry of Environment in Jordan and the Environment Quality Authority of Palestine, respectively.

Access all material and presentations of the seminars:

Jordan: http://www.swim-h2020.eu/13-14-september-2017-amman-jordan-swim-h2020-sm-1st-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

Palestine: http://www.swim-h2020.eu/17-18-september-2017-ramallah-swim-h2020-sm-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/


C. Renewal of MEdIES membership in the UNESCO GAP Partner Network 1

In recognition of its long-lasting work and commitment in ESD at the Mediterranean level, MEdIES was officially invited by the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education to extend its membership in the Partner Network 1 of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD focusing on Policies.  MEdIES gladly confirmed its membership renewal in PN1, and is eager to design more joint actions under the GAP.

More developments about the GAP: http://en.unesco.org/gap


2. Material & ICTs

E-games for the new Water Conservation Awareness Centre in Malta

Following the pedagogic design of game on the topic of the “water cycle” MEdIES was very happy to design content for yet a second interactive e-game for the new Water Conservation Awareness Centre of Malta, this time entitled “Water in forts”. The e-game examines water resources exploitation in the past and is designed to be played in a large touch screen-wall, by the young visitors (7-10 years old).

The partners behind this initiative are GWP-Med with MIO-ECSDE/MEdIES (scientific information & pedagogic content), ‘Caparo design crew’ (story-board, graphics and animation) and the Water Conservation Awareness Centre of Malta (overall coordination). More information about the activity here: http://medies.net/articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1136

3. Other News

A. Hydria project presented in the Water Museum Conference, Venice, 2-4 May 2017

MEdIES Coordinator, Prof. Scoullos participated in the Conference of the Water Museums in Venice 2-4 May where he had the opportunity to present the HYDRIA website (please note that the web address of HYDRIA is now: www.hydriaproject.info)

B. MEdIES at  the 17th Meeting of MCSD, Athens, 4-6 July 2017

MEdIES represented by Vicky Malotidi, made a presentation during the 17th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development in Athens, on 4-6 July 2017. The presentation was about how the Med. Strategy on ESD is advancing the implementation of the Med. Strategy on SD Progress (MSSD) in the region, highlighting related processes and events.

C. MEdIES Coordinator at the SDSN Mediterranean Conference Athens, 8-9 September 2017

MEdIES Coordinator, Prof. Michael Scoullos participated actively and made a presentation about “the UNESCO objectives for the SDGs & the Mediterranean Strategy on ESD” during the dedicated ESD session of the Conference that took place in Athens on 7-8 September 2017. More about the Conference and the presentations: http://www.unsdsn.gr/

 

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