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WorldWise Global Schools Grant Call 2017-2018:

Open for applications 07 March - 07 April 2017

The WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) Annual Grant Call, to support Development Education/Global Citizenship Education initiatives in Irish post-primary schools during the 2017/18 academic year, is open for applications from 07 March 2017. The deadline for receipt of applications is 07 April 2017. Applications are invited from schools, school clusters, NGOs and education networks. Download information flyer

To register your interest and to receive more information please visit http://www.worldwiseschools.ie/grants-register/. For more information please get in touch with aishling.mcgrath@worldwiseschools.ie


01 December, 2016 - Second National Forum on Education for Sustainable Development


08 November, 2016 - Report on a Consultation with Children and Young People on Education for Sustainable Development


02 November, 2015 - Inaugural Forum on Education for Sustainable Developement


04 July, 2014 - Minister Quinn publishes Ireland's first National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Download National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development in Ireland, 2014-2020


Advisory Group on Education for Sustainable Development


Background to the development of a National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development in Ireland

The development of the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) arises from commitments in the following:

  • The national strategy on sustainable development, Our Sustainable Future - A Framework for Sustainable Development in Ireland, which was published by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in 2012.
  • At international level, the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), which runs from 2005 to 2014, commits every Member State to develop and implement a National Strategy for ESD.

The development of the ESD strategy was informed by a public consultation process which was held in autumn 2013. 47 written submissions were received. There was also a focussed roundtable session in the Department of Education and Skills in November 2013 which discussed with 41 stakeholders the main findings from the consultation process. A paper analysing the issues arising from the consultation process is available here.

The ESD strategy has also been informed by relevant research and international strategies, and by previous work that was undertaken in this area by the Department of Education and Skills, supported by ECO-UNESCO, in 2007.

Contact

Any queries on the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development should be sent to Kevinj_mccarthy@education.gov.ie

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