European Schools for Sustainable Development

Six schools from Europe form a partnership to promote the 17 SDGs. Sustainable development is a global priority because current generations must be able to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The UN 2030 agenda, adopted by world leaders in 2015, represents the new global framework for sustainable development and sets 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). There is a major concern worldwide for bringing education about global development in schools. Education is an important component, because a quality education for all will help break the cycle of poverty (Goal 1) and reach gender equality (Goal 5). These Goals will help people into decent work and promote thriving economies (Goal 8) and are empowered to live healthier lives (Goal 3). Education promotes the values of empathy and inclusiveness key to reducing inequalities (Goal 10) and leading to peaceful societies (Goal 16).

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