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The Project entitled ‚ÄúLebanese Youth as Messengers for Sustainability‚ÄĚ fosters a culture of sustainability among the Lebanese children and young, their families and the local communities, in order to enhance a sustainable development in the country and sustainable relationships in the Mediterranean region.

 

MOBILISING THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES: Seminars on sustainable development and consumption addressing local administrators and civil society associations, October 2014:

On 22-23-24 October, 2014, three seminars were held in Beirut, Tripoli and in the Bekaa region to enhance common approaches towards sustainable development and consumptions.

The seminars have been organized with the technical support of ALMEE and MIO-ECSDE, and are directed to increase awareness of local public and private actors on their role and responsibilities towards sustainable development and consumption. These are considered crucial matters that concern life of people and of the whole community, and involve improvement of their living conditions. They call for a new cultural and ethical dimension of sustainable development that should pervade the whole society and encourage people to cooperate together towards the community empowerment. It is related to the concept of civic engagement encouraging individuals to recognize themselves as members of a larger social fabric and to establish reciprocal relationships to reach common goals. It also promotes the role of ESD as lifelong learning that builds civil capacity for community-based decision making, social tolerance, environmental stewardship and a good quality of life. It finally increases civil capacities to advance citizens’ social and economic rights contributing as such to the socio-economic development of the community.

These are the main components of a new ‚ÄúCulture and Ethics‚ÄĚ of sustainable development, which can be considered the process of achieving human development in an inclusive and equitable manner.

Link to the agenda of the seminars.

Find below some snapshots of the seminar in Beirut:

 

 

 

Find below some snapshots of the seminar in Tripoli:

 

 

 

Find below some snapshots of the seminar in Bekaa:

 

 

 

Read more on the project:

http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=893&overRideCategory=1

 

Follow the project on Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lebanese-Youth-as-Messengers-for-Sustainability/1486286024920727
Sponsors:
The Project falls under ‚ÄúAFKAR III‚ÄĚ, the Programme supported by the EU and managed by the Ministry of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) which is engaged with the civil society organizations, in consolidating respect for human rights and socio economic development.

Follow the project on Facebook :

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Sponsors:

The Project falls under ‚ÄúAFKAR III‚ÄĚ, the Programme supported by the EU and managed by the Ministry of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) which is engaged with the civil society organizations, in consolidating respect for human rights and socio economic development.



 


 
 
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Prof. Scoullos has recently participated in the training on ESD entitled Sustainable School-Sustainable Community, that took place between 21 and 27 July 2014.

This meeting that was attended by some 100 teachers has resullted in the following list of recommendations, in view of the UNESCO Nagoya Conference to mark the end of the Decade on ESD.

The meeting outcomes / reccomedations can be downloaded HERE.

Here is the link to the training (in Greek language): http://www.ellet.gr/node/641

 

 
 
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The project entitled ‚ÄúLebanese Youth as Messengers for Sustainability‚ÄĚ fosters a culture of sustainability among the Lebanese children and young, their families and the local communities, in order to enhance a sustainable development in the country and sustainable relationships in the Mediterranean region.

The Project deals with four different dimensions of sustainable development, in a wider framework of promoting the empowerment of citizens contributing as such to socio-economic development and better living conditions. They are: i) the important role of the education ii) the values of citizenship and civic engagement to be enhanced among people, iii) the cultural and ethical dimensions of sustainable development, iv) the local and global dimension of sustainable development.

 

Workshops on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) addressing teachers, March-April-June 2014:

The projects aims at integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Environmental Education (EE) in the Lebanese school curricula. That highlights the role of the education for the promotion of sustainable development in Lebanon. Indeed, Lebanese citizens need to learn their way to sustainability to create solutions and find new paths to better living conditions and a better future. The education is considered one of the most effective forces to bring about the changes in knowledge, values, behaviour and lifestyles required to achieve sustainability and stability within and among the communities.

Three workshops have been held througout the country to improve capacities of teachers to integrate ESD and EE in the school education, through acquiring the most adequate methodologies and teaching methods. The participants were selected according to their capacity of transferring the acquired knowledge and skills to other colleagues in their schools, to enhance the impact and sustainability of the Project.

The first workshop was held in Beirut in 28th-29th of March and 4th-5th of April 2014. Representatives of the  Ministry of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) visited the activity. The last day the participants received Certificate of Attendance.

Download the workshop's agenda.

View below snapshots of the training:

In next period, two more workshops were held in Bekaa, Lebanon. Here are some snapshots of the workshop.

The third and last workshop for teachers was held in Qualamoun on 24-27 June and it was addressed to teachers coming from the Tripoli area. This workshop has completed the first phase of the Action, directed to train teachers of intermediate schools on methodologies and teaching methods of the Environmental Education and Education of Sustainable Development.

Around 60 teachers participated to the three workshops and several school Directors and Coordinators also attended, in order to strengthen the impact of the initiative at school level.The Action’s partners are actually working to the preparation of a TOOLKIT, including supportive educational tools for teachers and students. The scope of the toolkit is enhancing the practical capacities of the teachers to teach about Education for Sustainable Development, as well as supporting a more direct understanding and awareness of the concepts of Sustainable Development among the students, enabling those to transform theory into practice.

 

 

The project Lebanese Youth as Messengers for Sustainability is led by the Makhzoumi Foundation and consortium partners include also OMSAR, CERD, ALMEE, MIO-ECSDE (through MEdIES), and ARMADILLA.

Sponsors:

The Project falls under ‚ÄúAFKAR III‚ÄĚ, the Programme supported by the EU and managed by the Ministry of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) which is engaged with the civil society organizations, in consolidating respect for human rights and socio economic development.


Read more on the project :

http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=893&overRideCategory=1

 

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U Marinu sucessfully organized again this year two events that combine education and sustainable development in the Mediterranean :

Med'Educ 2012 (14th edition):
Mediterranean Governance through Educational Strategies

The theme of the 14th edition of Med'Educ concerned voluneering for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: The commitments of civil society.
It was held on Wednesday, May 30 2012, on the ship Danielle Casanova (port of Marseille).
The detailed programme of the Med'Educ can be found here.
Read more: http://merenfete.umarinu.com/mededuc


Mer en Fete Festival 2012 (19th edition)

This event brought together, for 3 days, schools and organizations from France and other Mediterranean countries to discover how to protect and manage the Mediterranean basin.
The 19th edition of the festival took place on Wed May 29 (in Ajaccio), May 31 (in Marseille) and June 1, (in Bastia), on board of the ship D. Casanova.
Read more: http://merenfete.umarinu.com/

Photoghraphic material from the 2012 activities:


U Marinu is an association created in 1994, in Bastia.
Since 2002, U Marinu has become a Permanent Centre for the Environment Initiative entitled
"CPIE Bastia Golo Méditerranée", under the UNESCO Decade for Education for Sustainable Development DESD. Its main goal is providing awareness and education in marine and coastal environment.
Located in Corsica, Bastia, U Marinuu holds activities targeting the general public and mainly students, and has also a national and international agenda by promoting the networking working on similar structures throughout the Mediterranean.
Website: http://www.umarinu.com/
Contact: umarinu@wanadoo.fr


 
 
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MOnuMENTA through the programme "Local Communities & Monuments" is composing, with the help of the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades, a fairytale including knights, dragons, treasures, menhirs, towers, ruins, elves that actually happened in Naxos in earlier, distant times.

 

These fairytales will be narrated by four archaeologists that worked in the Archaeological Service in the period 1960-1995, leaving their mark to the research, protection and enhancement of the archaeological wealth of the island. Their comrades along with friends and the people of the island will help to the unfolding of the fairytales.

 

These will take place in Naxos island, in the ex-College of Ursulines (Castle of Chora, Naxos) on Sunday 3rd July 2011, 7 p.m. The fairytales will end with a small feast. Through this, we attempt to examine an alternative perspective, unexplored in terms of interpretation, considering the social past and present of the monuments, commencing at the same time our research on intangible heritage about understandings, uses and management of monuments, products of which will be published in due course on our new website.

The "True fairytales of Naxos" are kindly supported by VALLINDRAS distillery and AKTAION pastry shop.

 
 
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I would like to share with the Medies community an educative ressource we have 
elaborated for the project ABIPA C3F in Morocco (http://abipac3f.wordpress.com/)

It's about biodiversity, soil erosion and agriculture. It's available in
French http://abipac3f.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/guide-c3a9coles-finale.pdf
and Arabic
http://abipac3f.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/guide-c3a9coles-arabe-final.pdf.


FOR MORE INDORMATION ON THE PROJECT CONTACT
Pedro Fernández Bautista, Project coordinator
p.fernandez@eucc.net

EUCC Mediterranean Centre
c/ Escar 6-8, Módulo 10A
ES-08039 Barcelona
+34 93 224 73 40
www.eucc.net

 
 
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Interactive Methods of the Group
by Badi Cristina and Beraru Georgeta

The interactive methods of the group have important impact on the way of thinking and acting of children. Their application is made as a game with rules. Presented in this way, the methods convince the children to participate to the activity, for an active learning and cooperation and determine them to collaborate inside the group. The teachers should know how to use these interactive group-work methods taking into consideration the different personalities of the children. Each child needs a special gesture, questions, advice, motivation and attitude depending on the situation.

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Research suggests that Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development may have greater impact when they are applied at small ages, starting from the kindergarten.

Young children really enjoy being in the field, directly involved in hands on activities, games, and experiences, using all senses; things that make enjoyable and effective EE/ESD at this school level.

You may find herewith a comprehensive article about the EE/ESD projects that a kindergarten in Romania realized in almost one school-year!

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Mediterrania CIE and MIO-ECSDE organised the 7th MEDITERRANEAN HONORIFIC AWARD dedicated to innovative, successful campaigns on awareness raising relating to environment and sustainable development in the Mediterranean. The award applied for the diffusion of an already implemented project -given that the running and infrastructure of the project is already financed by other sources.

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HELMEPA, Clean-up Greece and MIO-ECSDE jointly with UNEP/MAP have launched the “Keep the Mediterranean Litter-free Campaign” to raise public awareness on the causes and impacts of the pollution of the sea from solid waste.

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