Duration: 2021 – 2024
Lead Partner: Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention
Funding: Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) provided by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection of Germany
Based on the recommendations provided by the S4C and the First Carpathian ESD Seminar, the Carpathian Convention Secretariat, with support from the parties, and in close collaboration with the Science for the Carpathians Network (S4C), ESD experts from Hungary and Poland, as well as from Leuphana University Lüneburg, is working to identify how to best facilitate the establishment of an active Carpathian ESD Expert Network and embed it into the Convention structure.
In order to establish a Carpathian Network of ESD experts, which could eventually play a role similar to that of an official Working Group of the Carpathian Convention, it was necessary to develop a process on several levels:
In order to facilitate sustainability of the above steps, it was important to further strengthen science-policy-practice interface in the field of ESD in the Carpathians and to attract state-of-the-art knowledge to this process, in order to support linkages between the ESD process and nature protection and sustainable development activities in other thematic areas of the Carpathian Convention.
Implemented project activities:
To see the background on Carpathian Convention ESD activities, you can read the:
*The project Carpathian ESD: Strengthening the ESD network in the Carpathian Convention via science-policy-practice interface was funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union. It is supervised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and by the German Environment Agency.
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