Week-long Training courses on ESD

Training courses on ESD themes for teachers and adult education staff 100% fundable by Erasmus plus KA1

MEdIES runs week-long training courses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for formal and non-formal educators from European countries and beyond. The courses are eligible to be 100% funded by Erasmus plus Key Action 1 (KA1 learning mobility of individuals).

The courses combine short theory sessions with many workshops, visits, hands-on, and co-creative group-work sessions. They all start from a common “core” instruction with the principles of ‘Education for Sustainable Development’, in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), followed by a different focus-theme.

The indoor sessions are held in the premises of MIO-ECSDE, in the historical centre of Athens, while the outdoor sessions and visits take place in and around the city of Athens.

The tuition fee for the week-long training (for MIO-ECSDE/ MEdIES) is 490 Euro. The total cost (tuition fee, travel, accommodation and subsistence), depending on the country of origin can range between 1300 and 1800 Euro. These costs are eligible to be 100% funded by the Erasmus+ programme, notably under Key Action 1 (KA1 – mobility projects for staff of school education and adult education).

Deadline for Erasmus+ KA1 applications: 11 Febr 2020.

Due to the pandemic restrictions there will be NO Call for KA1 applications in 2021. 

2020-2021 themes

Marine litter Education

Sun 4 October – Sat 10 October 2020

The course aims to build trainees’ skills in delivering meaningful education interventions on the issue of marine litter, using experiential, learner-centered training methods.


Animation in Education

Sun 8 November 2020 – Sat 14 November 2020

This course is the product of collaborative work of the past six years. Since 2014 more than 250 formal and non-formal educators were trained on the use of short-video animation on ESD projects.


education for alternative water resources

Sun 24 January – Sat 30 January 2021

The course aims to enhance the professional development of formal and non-formal educators on non-conventional water resources. It capitalizes on our 10-yr experience having trained ~5000 educators!


marine litter course: testimonies from previous rounds

There was a balanced mixture of lectures, workshops, field work, and hands on activities. Thus making it more interesting, practical and easy to adopt in our sending institution. 

trainee, 2019 course on marine litter

I enjoyed outings near the sea more than enclosed in the same place, even though staff were very welcoming and organized with valued material. 

trainee, 2018 course on marine litter

The practical aspects in the course really helped the participants get into the idea of the sea, the living creatures and how to reduce marine litter. We should incorporate more such hands on approaches with the children and colleagues we work with. 

trainee, 2019 course on marine litter

I enjoyed the fact that the lectures/ field work etc. were hosted in different sites.

trainee, 2019 course on marine litter

I give positive recomendation for other colleagues that may wish to participate in such courses, we have benefited from this training course and found it useful in our education profession. 

trainee, 2019 course on marine litter