Introducing UN SDGs in schools in the SEE region
The SEEDLING project aims to strengthen education, capacity building and awareness raising of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of South Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Serbia) by developing an online educational tool, and by means of regional cooperation and networking among decision makers, educators and teachers. The project is implemented by the REC and funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds from the Austrian Development Cooperation.
The main focus of the SEEDLING project is to support ongoing educational reforms in the region and to include sustainable development concepts in secondary education via practical and easy-to-access tools and practices, in line with previous products and achievements of the REC to develop multimedia tools for primary education, such as the Green Pack and Green Pack Junior. The project will be implemented in the upcoming three-year period, until November 2018, in three phases:
- Support of country-level educational reforms
- Development of online ESD tool for secondary schools
- Increase students' knowledge about job-creation opportunities via implementation of small-scale school projects
The project will directly involve policy makers and legislators from ministries of education and other relevant educational institutions in the region, as well as experts, educators, teachers and students in secondary education. Bearing in mind the number of secondary schools and vocational education and training (VET) schools in the region (over 1,000 schools and 470,000 students), as well as the potential involvement of families and the general public, the project will have a wide outreach.
For further information about the SEEDLING project, please contact Ms. Kornelija Radovanovic, Senior Expert for Sustainable Development and Education at the REC, via email <KRadovanovikj@rec.org> or telephone: +36 26 504 000.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.
 For further reading please see http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E