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.


Cost: As of February 2022 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) for either accredited or notn accredited schools: The form KA121 is used for schools and organisations that have an Erasmus+ 2021-2027 accreditation; and the form KA122 is used for those schoold that are not accredited.

Covid-19 requirements: As of 2022 the course accepts only fully vaccinated individuals, and it is run taking into account all pandemic related restrictions and protocols (e.g. to enter Greece, Social distancing, Mask, etc). For more details check the specific announcement or each course. 

Previous courses

Marine litter Education

2018 course on Marine litter

The course run for the first time in October 2018, with the participation of 24 educators from 4 European countries. 

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Marine Litter Education

October 2019

The course hosted 20 European Educators and combined a wealth of indoor and outdoor sessions.

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Marine Litter Education

May 2022

Following a long pause, due to the pandemic, this time the course hosted 19 European educators from Malta and Spain.

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Education for Alternative Water Resources

The course run for the first time in May 2022, with the participation of 7 educators from 3 European countries. 

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The course took place again in  November 2022, with the participation of 9 educators from Malta and Spain.

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The course run for the second time in  November 2022, with the participation of 10 educators from 2 European countries. 

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participants 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

It was a real Erasmus+ training. How it should be. Pity I cannot send all the school’s staff for such training!

school headmaster, 2022 Nov water course

Variation in the related topics was achieved, I really enjoyed and learnt a lot.  

trainee May 2022 water course

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