(18 June 2021) – The European Commission has launched today a public consultation on education for environmental sustainability.
The aim of the consultation, open until 21 September, is to gather input and ideas for a proposal for a Council Recommendation on education for environmental sustainability, to be adopted by the Commission in late 2021.
The Recommendation will set out the key challenges for integrating sustainability into education and will recommend a series of actions for education and training providers and policymakers. It will help support EU Member States in their efforts to align their education and training systems with the changes urgently required for the green transition.
As well as the public consultation, online workshops with young people, educators, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations, researchers and other organisations involved in formal and non-formal education and training and the environment are running until July to gather input and ideas.
In parallel, the Commission is working to develop a framework, which will set out the competences related to sustainability that learners of all ages need to acquire.