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1 The EkoSkola Programme Information about the programme

2 A whole-school environmental education, management and certification programme, based on EMAS / ISO 14001 Participative approach: pupils involved in all stages of the process, decision making and activities A Local Agenda 21 at the wide school community level Good vector for introducing citizenship education and sustainable lifestyles The programme presents a tangible opportunity to implement the National Curriculum Framework principles Eco-Schools: what is it?

3 An international programme for Environmental Education built on international quality criteria Aims to raise students' awareness of environmental issues through classroom study as well as action in school and community Encourages children and youth to take an active role in improving the quality of life in their school and the community Reduces the environmental impact of the school, following a process based on an environmental audit Eco-Schools: in a nutshell

4 The programme is person oriented not task oriented It is not invasive and adapts itself to the individual needs of the school Awarding is criterion referenced not norm referenced Participation is completely voluntary and democratic School development is intrinsically generated not externally imposed Adopts a bottom-up approach with students as the main actors … no token participation. Eco-Schools: what’s different?

5 FEE: a network of NGOs One member organisation per country... Nature Trust (Malta) Aim: Environmental education for sustainable development 1981: 4 countries – 2008: 58 countries (47 Eco-Schools) 2001: FEEE  FEE 5 programmes: More information: Who runs Eco-Schools?

6 In the beginning … Eco Scholen Πpopama Ekoyчиищa Eko-Škole Οικολογικά Σχολεία Grønt Flag – Grøn Skole Öko-koolid Vihreä Lippu Eco-Ecole Umweltschule in Europa Οικολογικά Σχολεία Green Schools Eco-Scuole Ekoskolas Grønt Flag Eco-Escolas Eco-Şcoala Eko-Šola Eco-Escuelas Grön Flagg Çocuklarda Çevre Uyumu Eco-Schools EkoSkola Piloted in 1994 with support from the European Commission (DG-Env); Adopted by organisations in European Union Member countries as a good flexible EE & Management programme; Interest shown by Central & Eastern European countries because of the programme’s potential for democracy, participation and integration International interest (Africa, Asia, Latin America) in taking part in an effective wide network

7 Participating Countries UK: Wales UK: Scotland UK: Northern Ireland UK: England USA RussiaRomania Portugal NorwayNetherlands Poland Puerto Rico Morocco New Zealand Czech Republic BelgiumCroatiaBulgaria Cyprus Brazil China Bahamas Denmark Ireland France Finland GreeceGermany Dominican Rep FYR Macedonia Iceland Iran South AfricaSloveniaSlovakiaSweden Spain Tunisia Turkey Uganda United Arab Emirates Italy Latvia Kenya Kazakhstan Japan Jordan Lithuania Malta Malaysia

8 ≈ 11,000,000 Students ≈ 600,000 Teachers ≈ 37,900 Schools ≈ 4,000 Local Councils How many participants?

9 Eco-Schools growth

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