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. These courses start from a common “core” instruction based on the principles and methods of ‘Education for Sustainable Development’, in line with of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), followed by a different focus-theme, every time. The courses combine indoor and outdoor sessions and visits, respecting however the existing restrictions in Greece due to the pandemic, at the time of the course.

The tuition fee for the week-long training for the host institution is 560 Euro. The total cost (tuition fee, travel, accommodation and subsistence), depending on the country of origin ranges between 1400 and 1900 Euro. This is eligible to be 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1 – mobility projects for school staff and adult education). (KA121 for schools and organisations that have an Erasmus+ 2021-2027 accreditation; KA122 for those that are not accredited). 

Covid-19 requirements (Feb 2022 update)

  • The course accepts only individuals with proof they are fully vaccinated.
  • Before travelling to Greece, you will be asked to follow the then existing protocols (e.g. PCR or rapid test of 24 hr)
  • During the live course, all restrictions and measures due to the pandemic will be followed.
  • Modifications in the agenda (e.g. visits) are possible, depending on the then existing measures and restrictions.


Deadline for Erasmus+ KA1 applications 2022: 23 February 2022 (12:00, midday, Brussels time)

2022-2023 themes

Marine litter Education

16-22 October 2022

The course aims to build trainees’ skills in delivering meaningful interventions to develop ‘ocan literacy’. It focuses on the issue of marine litter, using experiential, learner-centered, and hands-on training methods.


Animation in Education

6 -12 November 2022

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

6-12 November 2022

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