Eight schools from seven European countries decided to develop a common project in order to support schools to raise environmentally aware citizens who are committed to a sustainable way of life and who are able to create social, cultural and economic wellbeing without diminishing biodiversity and natural resources.
A sustainable way of life in a sustainable society - sums up the idea of our project. Education which promotes sustainable development aim to help in the acquisition of the information, skills, conditions and vision required to adopt a sustainable way of life. Intercultural dialog is seen as part of the sustainable way of life in a sustainable society.
The building of a sustainable future requires the ability and the courage to assess current practices critically and to reform current practices. The participating schools will adapt the European Eco- Audit Scheme EMAS in order to create a management system as a school management instrument in order to improve their sustainable education performance on a continuous basis. Developing this project we will deal with some aspects related to education like: sustainable environmental education, quality in (environmental) education, (environmental) management system developed in a school. This project is meant to enable students and teachers to discover and to exercise their roles within the EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme), to encourage experiential learning on management systems and environmental issues - for both, students and teachers - as basis for lifelong learning.
Another aim is to organize a mutual support within the partnership: schools which have experience with environmental management systems support schools which have no experience with EMAS or ISO 14001. Spreading knowledge among partners and also in the partner schools' community is part of our project.