The main objective of ISSUE (Innovative Solutions for Sustainability in Education) project, which started in November 2018, is to develop various education tools based on principles and goals of sustainable development and adapt them for higher educational institutions. Sustainability, in any organisation, should be embedded through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. HEIs should ensure that their governance, faculty, staff and students not only understand sustainability, but also have the capacity to act sustainably and promote sustainable practices. Project partners will develop content and tools with modern pedagogical approaches, adapted to the different target groups of a university, on various SD issues.
The work packages of the project will include:
- Manual on integrated reporting for the HE sector
- Exploratory study of SD-focused curriculum development, including best practice examples and teaching case studies
- Sustainability toolbox development for HEIs (21-day challenge training program, Future sustainability managers training program, Green Office Strategy toolkit and guidelines, Escape room exercise focusing on SDG topics)
To disseminate the project results among various stakeholders, several regional events will be organised in the next years.
The first transnational partner meeting took place in Madrid, Spain on 10-11 December 2018 to discuss activities for the first several months of the project. The second meeting, as well as a training event for staff that will work on the first two deliverables, will be held in Bled, Slovenia in May 2019.