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MEdIES in SWIM-H2020 SM Project

MEdIES and the EU funded SWIM and Horizon2020 Support Mechanism advance the 'Education for Sustainable Development' agenda in the Mediterranean

The SWIM-H2020 SM Project

The SWIM-H2020 SM (Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism, 2016-2019) funded by the European Union aims to contribute to reduced marine pollution and a sustainable use of scarce water resources in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, [Syria] and Tunisia). The Project is the continuation and merging of two successful previous EU-funded service contracts, Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP) (2009-2014) and the Sustainable Water Integrated Management Support Mechanism (SWIM SM) (2010-2015).

MEdIES' contribution to SWIM-H2020 SM during 2017 and 2018

Following up on similar work done under the preceding H2020 CB/MEP, MEdIES conducted in 2017-18 another series of capacity building activities on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Algeria, Jordan, PalestineTunisia and Egypt. The overall aim is to support Mediterranean countries to implement the Action Plan of the Mediterranean Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (MSESD) (read more on the evolution of MSESD and its Action Plan here). Despite the general recognition of the role of ESD, its introduction to school and university curricula, the implementation of the Strategy is quite uneven in the region. This is the main reason why the EU has been supporting the development and adoption/endorsement of both the MSESD (Athens, 2014) and its Action Plan (Cyprus, 2016).

These national activities culminated with a major regional training in Cyprus in November 2017 where 18 countries and major international organisations (UNESCO, UN Environment/MAP, UNECE, Secretariat of UfM and League of Arab States) participated in a rich exchange of good practices, initiatives and lessons learned. A special session that took place at the Cypriot Parliament acknowledged that "the best and safest investment for the future of the Mediterranean is the investment in Education for Sustainable Development, at all educational levels, from kindergarten to post graduate studies, vocational trainings and life-long learning".

Enabling educators to implement 'Education for Sustainable Development' (ESD), 13-14 September 2017, Amman.

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1147&ereg=
- Download the material and presentations: https://www.swim-h2020.eu/13-14-september-2017-amman-jordan-swim-h2020-sm-1st-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

Limiting plastic waste, promoting recycling and the use of non-conventional water resources in Palestine, 17-18 September 2017, Ramallah

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1148&ereg=
- Download the material and presentations: http://www.swim-h2020.eu/17-18-september-2017-ramallah-swim-h2020-sm-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/


Appui au profit des educateurs pour la mise en ouvre de l'Education pour le Developpement Durable (EDD), 16-17 octobre 2017- Tunis, 19 - 20 octobre 2017 -  Tozeur

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1145&ereg=
- Download the material and presentations: https://www.swim-h2020.eu/16-17-october-2017-tunis-tunisia-swim-h2020-sm-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/


Effective design and implementation on ESD projects in Algeria, Algiers, 12-13 November 2017

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1158&ereg=
- Download the material and presentations: https://www.swim-h2020.eu/12-13-november-2017-algiers-algeria-training-on-awareness-and-education-of-non-conventional-water-resources


1st Meeting of the Mediterranean ESD Committee / Regional Training in ESD, 22-24 November 2017, Nicosia

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1165&ereg=
- Download the material and presentations: https://www.swim-h2020.eu/22-24-november-2017-nicosia-cyprus-swim-h2020-sm-regional-training-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

Enabling Egyptian educators to apply ESD, Cairo, Egypt, 2-6 December 2018

- Short report: articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1241

- Download the press release and agenda: https://www.swim-h2020.eu/2-6-december-2018-cairo-egypt-swim-h2020-sm-training-consultation-enabling-egyptian-educators-to-implement-in-practice-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

- Educators working in formal education: primary and secondary schools, university professors,

- Educators working in non-formal education: i.e. in NGOs, Environmental Clubs, Institutions for the Environment and SD, including the Egyptian Sustainable Development Forum,

- Educational inspectors, School Principals, Trainers of trainers,

- Administration staff of the Ministry of National Education and Technical Education, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.

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