Following the drafting and public consultation process (2021), the EC just released the Draft Council Recommendation on Learning for Environmental Sustainability to support EU Member States on education and training for the green transition.

The draft Council Recommendation proposes guidance and action that can be pursued by Member States in order to further embed environmental sustainability in education and training and develop the sustainability competences of all learners. It sets out the European Commission’s commitment to complement and support action in this area.

Linking to previous ESD initiatives: Whilst fully focused on the EU’s priorities to deliver the European Green Deal, the proposal complements on the work carried out at international level, such as the UNESCO Roadmap #ESDfor2030, and builds on  EU’s commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals). The proposal recommends specific measures to support Students, Educators and Institutions to develop the necessary ESD knowledge, competences and values. However the commitments that Member States will make are of a voluntary nature and each State remains free to decide on which approach to take.

The proposal is expected to be adopted by EU education ministers within the 1st half of 2022.

Access the Draft Council Recommendation in three languages and the dedicated EC microsite here

Comprehensive summary of the process so far, the next steps, and complementary resources from SchoolEducationGateaway

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