Education for Sustainable Development in Germany

What is happening in terms of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Germany? How is Germany implementing the Global Action Programme on ESD? What activities are taking place? What stakeholders are involved?

The Global Action Programme on ESD in Germany

The German Federal Government is taking part in the GAP and attaches considerable political importance to its national implementation. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has taken the lead on national GAP implementation.

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GAP implementation structures in Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research convenes a National Platform and advisory bodies in order to drive forward the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD in Germany: A scientific as well as an international adviser consult the work of the National Platform. Furthermore, six expert forums provide advice on ESD and the different levels of education. The expert forums cooperate with several partner networks, bringing together a wide group of stakeholders that are strong partners for action on the ground.

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Agenda Congress

The Agenda Congress is Germany´s main nationwide conference on Education for Sustainable Development. The first Agenda Congress took place from 11. to 12. July 2016 in Berlin. It discussed the key parameters for the National Plan of Action.

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ESD Timeline

What are the origins of ESD and the Global Action Programme? What are key dates and milestones of ESD implementation?

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