UNESCO Chair Action Plan

Project Summery 2019-2023

The UNESCO Chair, Education about Sustainable Lifestyles, UNITWIN programme has promoted research and education that helps individuals and communities integrate into their daily actions ecological, social, cultural and economic knowledge and insights on responsible, sustainable lifestyles. Building on over 24 years of value-based, holistic, and interdisciplinary work led by INN, this project (2019-2023) will focus on further strengthening awareness; assisting in the development of new skills; innovating in active learning approaches; stimulating social learning processes; contributing to the discourse on responsible living; and cultivating multi-stakeholder alliances promoting research, social innovation and active citizenship. The project will continue working locally, nationally and internationally to map changes in systems, attitudes and behaviour; to report on innovative initiatives; to facilitate curriculum development; and to build capacity in teacher training.

Development Objectives: 

a) to further promote research and education which helps youth and local communities integrate into their daily actions ecological, social, cultural and economic knowledge and insights on responsible, sustainable lifestyles

b) to further cultivate the PERL/UNITWIN partnership in order to foster up-dated, relevant research, dialogue and practical application of education for sustainable lifestyles nationally, regionally and globally.

c) to further contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Target Beneficiaries:

  • Pre- and post- graduate students
  • Academic researchers and teacher trainers
  • Educational authorities and educators (formal and informal)
  • Community and social workers
  • Parents

Specific Objectives:

a)      Develop and share research on sustainable lifestyles;

b)      Strengthen awareness of the need for, the means of, and the consequences of sustainable living;

c)      Stimulate creative, innovative learning processes and new skills that can foster sustainable development;

d)      Promote South-South and South-North collaboration through further developing existing partnerships and activities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.