Education for Sustainable Development – Sustainability in our schools

Education for Sustainable Development – Sustainability in our schools

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Education for Sustainable Development – Sustainability in our schools

The main aim is to familiarize with the concepts of sustainable development and the implementation of concrete activities in the school. The course is based on innovative methodologies and techniques to teach sustainability in order our pupils to be more responsible and active on environmental issues and empower them to change their attitude and behavior towards a sustainable future.

It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certicicate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points
Are you concerning in living a more environmental friendly way? And teaching your pupils on following your example? Join our Education For Sustainable Development course and combine learning the fundamentals of sustainability, apply good practices in your school and outdoors with the unrivaled Greek hospitality.

This course is addressed to school principals, vice-principals or teachers interested in introducing in their lesson sustainability principles and challenge to change the environmental attitude of their pupils to a more active and responsible one.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the participants will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of Sustainability and of Education For Sustainable Development
  • Know innovative methodologies of teaching sustainability
  • Be aware of the impact of our daily habits to the environment and ways to change this behaviour
  • Know how to reduce consumption and be responsible consumers.
  • Develop skills on how to deliver upcycling workshops in order to increase environmental awareness.
  • Be familiar with ways to design activities for environmental awareness and to effectively involve their pupils
  • Develop skills on permaculture and ecological gardening
  • Learn about soundspace ecology and its implementations in education
  • Be supported by a pool of ICT tools to use in class


Non formal learning and experiential techniques are the basis of this course. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is designed on active learning methods and collaborative activities and, at the end of the course, each participant should be able to use the taught techniques effectively. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside



Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.

Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.




This course will explore the following issues:

  • Sustainability, UNESCO sustainability goals, European policy
  • Environmental issues and activities in school:
  • Climate change,
  • Waste management,
  • Responsible consumption,
  • Ecological footprint
  • Soundspace ecology, noise polution
  • Education for Sustainable Development, Sustainable school
  • Applications of New Technologies in ESD

Structured study visits

During the course, we organize a study visit to a local school where we will also make a case study. This study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.

Outdoors learning

There are three outdoor learning activities:

  1. a walk around the Kalamata city center where the participants will record elements of a sustainable city,
  2. a visit to a local permaculture farm and learning activities concerning environmental education and how to introduce ecological gardening in my school
  3. visit to a local historical site in order to discover sustainability principles used in the past and how we could introduce them to our modern life.

There is no extra cost for these activities.

Social programme

There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)

Follow up

The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.

The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.

Target Group / Who is this course for

This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training.

Duration and cost

The duration of the course is 7 training days and the cost is 560€.

If you have received a grant for a shorter or longer course, let us know! There are options available.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance!


Available Dates

  • 2024
    • 18.02.2024 – 24.02.2024
    • 14.04.2024 – 20.04.2024
    • 12.05.2024 – 18.05.2024
    • 30.06.2024 – 06.07.2024
    • 03.11.2024 – 09.11.2024
  • 2025
    • 16.02.2025 – 22.02.2025
    • 04.05.2025 – 10.05.2025
    • 06.07.2025 – 12.07.2025
    • 02.11.2025 – 08.11.2025


Kalamata is a nice sea-side city in the south of Greece. It’s a quiet top golf destination and the Telegraph has included it in Europe’s 13 must-visit cities.
During your stay here you can stay wherever you want. However, we do propose accommodation. Which we can book for you and from which we offer free transfers to all course sites and activities.

Application assistance

Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

Fill now the pre-registration form

Pre-payments and course confirmation

We do not ask for money upfront. You can pay whenever you want including when you arrive here.

We have never canceled a course. We offer our courses only at our headquarters in Kalamata and only a few times per year. As a result, on top of being able to offer quality services all around, we do not have to fly trainers all over the globe and worry about local agents and the extra costs that these incur.

Course Durations: 7 days

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Ariochori 24009, Kalamata, Greece.

Telephone:  +306978692936


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