PERL 2 (2012-2015)


How we are organized

PERL is made up of partner institutions around the world. 


PERL's work was organised into fifteen work programmes. In Asia-Pacific, Latin America and in Africa, regional PERL Networks were established to facilitate activities in these regions. All PERL partners were members of the Consultants' Network and many were also members of Work Groups. The PERL project was run by a Core Unit situated at Hedmark University College in Norway. The project was guided by a Steering Group.

PERL’s 15 work programmes are: 

Strengthening individuals awareness

1. Bridging the knowledge/action gap

1a. Toolkit for teachers for introducing use and values-based indicators for sustainable living

1b. Training of teachers in use of toolkit

1c. Translation of toolkit into Spanish and/or Portuguese

1d. Testing of toolkit in 2 schools in different parts of Europe

1e. Report on results of pilot tests


2. Stimulating informed choice

2a. Student essay contest

2b. Student video competitions

2c. Student photo contest

2d. Guidelines for use of student essay, photos and videos in teaching 


3. Mapping changes in attitudes and behaviour

3a. Identification of research parameters, data collection, analysis.


Learning processess and new skills

4. Curriculum development

4a. Curriculum review in two European countries

4b. National roundtable consultations

4c. Reports about the curriculum development process


5. New skills for sustainable living 

a. Workshop for identifying skills needed for future sustainable societies


6. Building capacity in teacher training

6a. Creation of two new active learning tookits

6b. Adaptation and distribution of active learning materials of LOLA and Images and Objects to local conditions in 2 countries

6c. Training a PERL teacher training team

6d. Evaluations of pilot projects and adaptations


7. Encouraging constructive stakeholder involvement

7a. Hold a Youth Roundtable about constructive stakeholder involvement by youth

7b. Supporting use of social responsibility tools through social media


Sharing insights  

8. Focusing on positive, innovative initiatives

8a. Booklet of best practices of education for responsible living as well as policy and curriculum suggestions


9. Consultants Network

9a. PERL collective workgroup meeting: "The Future We Want"

9b. PERL collective workgroup meeting: "The Future We are Creating"


10. Contributing to the public and scientific discourse

10a. PERL seminar on education about sustainable living and resource efficiency

10b. Learning for Change workshop/future workshops

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10c. PERL international conference

10d. Publication Promoting responsible living Vol. II


Cultivating partnerships

11. Following-up after the Rio2012 Earth Summit

11a. Participation in European follow-up events related to responsible living


12. Establishing an international centre for education and research about responsible living

12a. Help establish Centre's routines, acquire seed funding, hire staff, spread information and launch


13. Cooperating with relevant projects and partnerships

13a. Consult with relevant projects, organisations and partnerships


Project Management

14. Administration and monitoring

14a. Updating the PERL website

14b. PERL newsletters

14c. PERL Steering group meetings


PERL Regional Networks

15. Developing education and research about responsible living outside of Europe

15a. Consultation with PERL regional network coordinators

15b. Regional seminars