The project "ESD* for tomorrow - making global sustainability aspects locally visible with young ideas and experienced associations" brings together students and local environmental and development associations in the area of Esslingen and Stuttgart. Together they develop new forms of engagement to address new target groups and implement these together in a six-month practical phase. The focus is on both environmental and development issues in order to provide a holistic view of all aspects of sustainability.
On nine module days finep provides students with basic knowledge for the implementation of these new forms of engagement, background knowledge on ESD and the sustainability goals as well as target group approach and project management within the framework of the study project "Doing Global Justice: International Dimensions of Social Work" in the BA Social Work programme of the Hochschule Esslingen.
The starting point for this type of cooperation is the great multiplier potential of the associations that carry out important civil society work. There is interest in young ideas for educational work, but concrete concepts for implementation are often lacking. At the same time, young people repeatedly express that it is difficult for them to introduce new ideas into existing structures. By linking educational events in a university context and initiating cooperation with interested associations, these obstacles are overcome and the students' ideas are incorporated into the work of the associations.
*ESD = Education for Sustainable Development
University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Waldenhof
(Study projekt: Doing Global Justice: International Dimensions of Social Work)
This project is funded by the Glücksspirale of the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg.