Visby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education

Visby RecommendationsVisby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education
Agenda 2030: SDG 4.7
UNESCO GAP on ESD Action Area 3
This report presents recommendations on how education can advance the Agenda 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This entails advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by learning from and scaling the ESD initiatives that have been implemented worldwide during the UN Decade on ESD, 2005-2014. Overall, the recommendations include the development and implementation of ESD policies on different levels, as well as support structures for the implementation and follow up on such policies. The recommendations also include professional development in ESD on all levels in the formal education system, along with the development of standards that include ESD in accreditation of teacher education programs and certification of teachers. Moreover, the recommendations emphasize the need for a focus on how the relevance, meaningfulness and quality of existing subjects can be enhanced through the inclusion of ESD, rather than (or in addition to) separate ESD-courses.

BUP Newsletter no. 50

BUP Newsletter, February 2017A new number of the BUP Newsletter is published. In this issue you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Madeleine Granvik
  • Innovative Educational Space
    by Nadiya Kostyuchenko and Denys Smolennikov
  • UNFU, BUP and Sustainability
    by Alexander Adamovsky
  • 1st Prize BUP PhD Award: Sustainability for Human Resource Management
    by  Živilė Stankevičiūtė
  • 2nd Prize BUP PhD Award: Advanced Biorefinery Concepts Integrated to Chemical Pulping
    by Joni Lehto
  • Research Cooperation and Mobility
    by Paula Lindroos
...and much more. Download your own copy.

Dr. Madeleine Granvik New Director for the Baltic University Programme

BUP Director Madeleine GranvikMadeleine Granvik is appointed as new director for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) at the co-ordinating secretariat at Uppsala University.
These are her own words on the appointment:
We have now passed 25 fruitful years of BUP history and I am happy to get the opportunity to act as the new director of the Baltic University Programme. I look forward to co-operate with you and contribute to the development of the next coming 25 years! I would like to give a big “Thank You” to Lars Rydén the founder of the Baltic University Programme, that has the latest 1,5 year stepped in as a director. Now you can return to your free life as an energetic and healthy pensioner you are, and just enjoy! 

CBSS Questionnaire

CBSS questionnaire on SDGsTo increase the awareness and build the competence for SDGs implementation, the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development initiated a Seed Money project, financed by the Swedish Institute, called “Towards Baltic 2030 – From Talk to Work”. As a part of the project, the CBSS Baltic 2030 Unit is now developing a concept for the creation of a collaborative web-based learning platform, designed to support these processes and to help making SDGs implementation more efficient in the Baltic Sea Region, by pooling and sharing the information, best practice and knowledge on sustainable development actions, policies and initatives.
To make more informed choices about the key purposes and functionality of the future platform and to make it as useful as possible, CBSS created a brief survey to find out what you and other practitioners think.
We kindly ask you to spend 5 minutes to fill out our questionnaire. We would be thankful if you could provide us with a feedback by the 1st February.