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Move4Nature Sustainable Education Network in the Carpathian and the Caucasus Mountains Tamara Mitrofanenko UNEP ROE – Vienna Office 2nd Planning Meeting.

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1 Move4Nature Sustainable Education Network in the Carpathian and the Caucasus Mountains Tamara Mitrofanenko UNEP ROE – Vienna Office 2nd Planning Meeting of the Carpathian Sustainable Learning Network Production of the Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas Trencin, Slovakia January, 2009

2 The Main Idea The Main Idea: To mainstream sustainability issues into educational practice in the Carpathian/Caucasus schools through regional cooperation. Educational materials for schools Environmental awareness and better connectivity Environmental education interaction throughout the Carpathian/Caucasus region To mainstream sustainability issues into educational practice in the Carpathian/Caucasus schools through regional cooperation. Educational materials for schools Environmental awareness and better connectivity Environmental education interaction throughout the Carpathian/Caucasus region

3 Outputs:Outputs: An Internet platform for cooperation An Informative and interactive training tour in Romania A Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas An Internet platform for cooperation An Informative and interactive training tour in Romania A Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas

4 Timeline: June 2008 The first planning workshop: Bucharest, Romania November 2008 Romanian Teacher Training planning workshop: Poiana Brasov, Romania January – April 2009 Development and production of the Draft Training Tool Kit Internet platform/network development May 2009 Teacher Training in Romania The bus tour May May 2010 Follow-up Production of the education kit Internet platform/network development

5 The First Planning WorkshopThe First Planning Workshop Bucharest, Romania June 2008 Tool Kit recommendations Web-site decision Tool Kit recommendations Web-site decision The Romanian Teacher Training Planning WorkshopThe Romanian Teacher Training Planning Workshop Poiana Brasov, Romania 7-8 November 2008 Example of tools used by Romanian partners

6 2nd Planning Meeting of the Carpathian Sustainable Learning Network (CASALEN) Production of the Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas Trencin, Slovakia January, 2009 Production of the Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas Trencin, Slovakia January, 2009

7 ObjectivesObjectives To decide on the contents of the toolkit To divide responsibilities on the production of the toolkit To finalize the draft schedule of the toolkit development/production To produce the budget for the tool kit production To decide on the details of testing the toolkit during the Teacher Trainings in Romania To decide on the use of the Internet platform for follow-up To decide on the contents of the toolkit To divide responsibilities on the production of the toolkit To finalize the draft schedule of the toolkit development/production To produce the budget for the tool kit production To decide on the details of testing the toolkit during the Teacher Trainings in Romania To decide on the use of the Internet platform for follow-up

8 ComponentsComponents An Internet platform for cooperation An Informative and interactive training tour in Romania A Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas An Internet platform for cooperation An Informative and interactive training tour in Romania A Training Tool Kit on ESD in the Mountain Areas

9 The Tool Kit Recommendations: The most important objective of the tool kit is to provoke critical thinking – encourage both teachers and students to think critically about what is valuable to them in their surroundings, what problems exist, and how they could approach those problems. The most important objective of the tool kit is to provoke critical thinking – encourage both teachers and students to think critically about what is valuable to them in their surroundings, what problems exist, and how they could approach those problems.

10 Possible Mountain Issues (based on the contents of the Carpathian Convention) Article 4: Conservation and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity Article 5: Spatial planning Article 6: Sustainable and integrated water/river basin management Article 7: Sustainable agriculture and forestry Article 8: Sustainable transport and infrastructure Article 9: Sustainable tourism Article 10: Industry and energy Article 11: Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge Article 4: Conservation and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity Article 5: Spatial planning Article 6: Sustainable and integrated water/river basin management Article 7: Sustainable agriculture and forestry Article 8: Sustainable transport and infrastructure Article 9: Sustainable tourism Article 10: Industry and energy Article 11: Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge

11 The Tool Kit Recommendations: some other issues to consider CLIMATE CHANGE World Environment Day 2009: UNite to combat climate change Gender issues Tourism Experience/examples from the Alpine/Caucasus countries CLIMATE CHANGE World Environment Day 2009: UNite to combat climate change Gender issues Tourism Experience/examples from the Alpine/Caucasus countries

12 The Tool Kit Recommendations: used as a unifying idea, but flexible Adaptable to students of both lower and higher grades Multimodel adaptable to other regions: (Alps/Caucasus) used as a unifying idea, but flexible Adaptable to students of both lower and higher grades Multimodel adaptable to other regions: (Alps/Caucasus)

13 The Carpathian Tool Kit: The Carpathian Tool Kit: Design a Carpathian nature/cultural trail the transport to/through the trail natural resources cultural components local products environmental problems the transport to/through the trail natural resources cultural components local products environmental problems

14 The Tool Kit Recommendations: target teachers of a number of disciplines, such as: Biology Geography Crafts English/other foreign languages Physical education Interdisciplinary components target teachers of a number of disciplines, such as: Biology Geography Crafts English/other foreign languages Physical education Interdisciplinary components

15 UNEP Substantive Inputs A collection of maps Information on the Carpathian Convention/Caucasus Cooperation/Mountain Partnership An e-learning component A collection of maps Information on the Carpathian Convention/Caucasus Cooperation/Mountain Partnership An e-learning component

16 Testing the Toolkit Teacher Training in Romania Other Countries? Ask youth for review The Tunza Youth Advisory council Youth and Environment Europe Teacher Training in Romania Other Countries? Ask youth for review The Tunza Youth Advisory council Youth and Environment Europe

17 THANK YOU! UNEP ROE - Vienna Office Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, Vienna International Centre Room: D0425, PO Box 500, 1400 Vienna, Austria Tel: ( ) Fax: ( )


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