ERASMUS Intensive Program
on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Protected Areas

SUMMER SCHOOL, 6-19 July 2014, Amfissa, Greece
ESD in Protected Areas and Biosphere Reserves

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In a Nutshell

This summer course seeks to provide a high quality intensive training to post-graduate students in order to effectively apply Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in various types of designated areas such as Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, Natura 2000 sites, etc.

The course project ultimately promotes the designated areas and especially UNESCO/ MAB Bioshere Reserves as "learning laboratories" ideal for applying education for sustainable development.

The summer course does not come as a standalone initiative but is yet another step in a long lasting fruitful collaboration of a team of partners engaged with the promotion of ESD in designated areas.

The content and methods of the course are based, to a large extend on the UNESCO publication entitled "Education for Sustainable Development in Biospheres Reserves and other Designated Areas: A Resource Book for Educators in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean" that has been developed in 2012 as a training material for ESD experts and trainers. This resource book is available for download here:

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The whole program includes the overall preparation, organization, participants’ selection implementation and evaluation of a 14-days course and dissemination of the course results.

Program Dates: 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014
Course Dates: 6-19 July 2014
Host Venue: CEE of Amfissa, Greece
Number of Universities: 8 (plus 3 non tertiary institutions)
Number of Participants: 35 students & 10 teaching staff (plus 10 from Biosphere Reserves)
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2014.

The workshop is under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This communication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Under the auspicies of the hellenic National Comission for UNESCO