Proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability

EU-kommissionen lyfter kopplingen mellan livslångt lärande och hållbarhet.

European Commission, European Education Area - Quality education and training for all

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The Commission proposal aims to:

  • articulate a vision and shared understanding at EU level on the deep and transformative changes needed in education and training for the green transition;
  • develop a coherent approach to the competences, skills and attitudes that people need to act, live and work in a sustainable manner, strengthen the importance of lifelong learning to ensure that everybody from a young age through to adulthood can acquire those competences and skills;
  • facilitate the sharing of policy-maker, researcher and educator expertise and best practices at system and institution level;
  • support initiatives at EU level to foster learning for environmental sustainability; and encourage investment in the above areas.

Det uttalade målet att bli världens första klimatneutrala kontinent kommer att kräva en stor omställning, och omställning kräver lärande. I förslaget står bland annat:

"Learners of all ages need to be able to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live more sustainably, change patterns of consumption and production, embrace healthier lifestyles and contribute – both individually and collectively – to the transformation of our societies.
Achieving this requires a lifelong learning approach to learning for environmental
sustainability with hands-on, engaging and action-based ways of learning which foster (i) knowledge, understanding and critical thinking (cognitive learning); (ii) practical skills development (applied learning); and (iii) empathy, solidarity and caring for nature (socioemotional learning). Interdisciplinary approaches are needed to help learners understand the inter-connectedness of economic, social and natural systems."

Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on learning for environmental sustainability. Brussels, 14.1.2022. COM(2022) 11 final. 2022/0004 (NLE) Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.