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The European RCE Meeting 2016 (#RCELondon2016) took place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 23-24 June 2016.

 

Hosted by the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and LSBU, this two day event was attended by nearly 50 participants and most were representatives from 17 RCEs across Europe, which are part of the global RCE network of the United Nations University.

 

The first day of the meeting began with a brief outline by Professor Ros Wade (Chair, RCE London) and Professor Pat Bailey (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Sustainability Lead at LSBU) welcomed the participants to LSBU.

 

During the day, the participants focused on finding synergies in the European RCE community and on tackling thematic challenges under the current policy frameworks COP21, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and TTIP. Moreover, they strived to identify the roles that RCEs can play in the GAP (Global Action Programme on ESD) and SDGs while exploring opportunities for collaboration within RCEs and beyond. They also considered the challenges that lie ahead.

 

In the meantime, they did not forget to share and celebrate the excellent work that European RCEs are doing across the continent, sometimes with non-European partners.

 

Among the key elements of the first day’s programme were:

  • Setting the global context – Implications for RCEs | Dr Hugh Atkinson (Schumacher Institute of Sustainable Solutions)
  • Poster session: RCEs – state of the art: What is going on in Europe?
  • Report back from visit to UNESCO | Dr Jaya Gajparia (LSBU)
  • Working groups (world café) on key issues and GAP/ SDG priority areas
  • Transition Town Movement: linking local communities, local action with global issues | Hilary Jennings (Transition Town Movement)
  • Workshop: Skills for ESD | Dr Glenn Strachan (LSBU) and Betsy King

 

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Day Two, with a focus on celebrating Refugee Week, mainly comprised a workshop and discussion forum on the issue of migration and refugees and implications for the role of RCEs. A draft position paper ‘Education as a Tool for Responding European Refugee Crisis’ prepared by Dr Pinar Guner (LSBU) was discussed by the participants.

 

Among the key elements of the second day’s programme were:

  • Refugee Stories | Alia Alzougbi (HEC Global Learning Centre, London)
  • Key points from and purpose of the draft position paper for RCEs | Dr Pinar Guner (LSBU) (Resource person: Professor Gaim Kibreab, LSBU)
  • Group Discussion: What is the role for RCEs? | Facilitators: Ros Wade and Lynn Vickery
  • Preparation for the next Global RCE Conference | Facilitators: Lynn Vickery and Hugh Atkinson

 

A report of the meeting was sent for dissemination by the RCE Service Centre.

 

The next European RCE meeting will be hosted by RCE Dortmund in Germany in 2018.

 

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European RCE Meeting 2016 | LSBU London, 23-24 June https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/european-rce-meeting-2016-lsbu-london-23-24-june/

 

Global RCE portal http://www.rce-network.org/portal/

 

RCE London: Profile http://www.rce-network.org/portal/london

 

ESD London Conference | London RCE holds its first annual conference on ‘A Curriculum for Sustainability’ https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-london-rce-holds-its-first-annual-conference-on-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

London RCE’s ESD London Conference | Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/london-rces-esd-london-conference-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

Launched! A book containing a chapter on the RCE movement https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/launched-a-book-containing-a-chapter-on-the-rce-movement/

 

Some of the previous meetings of the London RCE Partners /Steering Group:

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-february-2016/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-march-2015/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-september-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-june-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-april-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2013/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/london-rce-meeting-at-kew-gardens/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/london-rce-holds-inaugural-agm/ (inaugural AGM in March 2013)

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/kingston-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting-2/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

 

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The European RCE Meeting 2016 (#RCELondon2016) will take place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 23-24 June 2016.

 

In this two-day event hosted by the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and LSBU, participants will focus on finding synergies in the European RCE community and on tackling thematic challenges under the current policy frameworks COP21, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and TTIP. They will also aim to identify within the GAP (Global Action Programme on ESD) key priority areas in which RCEs can collaborate.

 

Day Two will centre around Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and migration issues. With a focus on GAP Priority Action Area 5, i.e. accelerating sustainable solutions at local level, a plan from the RCE perspective will be drawn for encouraging local communities and municipal authorities to develop community-based ESD programmes.

 

The programme of the event, which will open with a welcome and introduction to London RCE and London Southbank University Professor Pat Bailey (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Sustainability lead at LSBU), will feature a number of speakers, including:

  • Dr Hugh Atkinson (Schumacher Institute of Sustainable Solutions)
  • Hilary Jennings (Transition Town Movement)
  • Dr Glenn Strachan (LSBU)
  • Dr Deborah Andrews (LSBU)
  • Alia Azoubhy (Humanities Education Centre)
  • Professor Gaim Kibreab (LSBU)
  • Dr Pinar Guner

 

Members of European RCEs as well as anyone interested in becoming an RCE in Europe is also welcome to attend this meeting.

 

To view/ download Agenda, please click Agenda for European RCE meeting 2016

 

For free registration, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/european-rce-meeting-2016-tickets-23808359444

 

Notes

  • Coordination of notes and report: Professor Ros Wade and Lynn Vickery (LSBU)
  • Vox pops video clips and photos: Dr Jaya Gajparia
  • Logos in the graphic are from respective websites.

 

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News post on the RCE portal http://www.rce-network.org/portal/european-rce-meeting-2016

 

London RCE website https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

 

London RCE on Global RCE Network website http://www.rce-network.org/portal/london

 

Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco-world-conference-on-esd-2014/esd-after-2014/global-action-programme/

 

Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level – Priority Action Area 5 http://en.unesco.org/gap/priority-action-areas/local-level

 

COP21 Paris http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/

 

The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/

 

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/technical-vocational-education-and-training-tvet/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) | Sustainability http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/sustainability

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A Management Group meeting of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 5 February 2016.

 

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ESD London Conference | London RCE holds its first annual conference on ‘A Curriculum for Sustainability’ https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-london-rce-holds-its-first-annual-conference-on-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

London RCE’s ESD London Conference | Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/london-rces-esd-london-conference-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

Some of the previous meetings:

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-march-2015/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-september-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-june-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-april-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2013/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/london-rce-meeting-at-kew-gardens/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/london-rce-holds-inaugural-agm/ (inaugural AGM in March 2013)

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/kingston-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting-2/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

????????????????????????????????????????????A Partners /Steering Group meeting of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 13 March 2015.

The meeting ended on a special (musical) note; guest attendee Peter Horton from Gaia’s Company (http://gaiascompany.jimdo.com) performed a short excerpt from his ‘Gaia Cabaret’ show.

 

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ESD London Conference | London RCE holds its first annual conference on ‘A Curriculum for Sustainability’ https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-london-rce-holds-its-first-annual-conference-on-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

London RCE’s ESD London Conference | Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/london-rces-esd-london-conference-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

Some of the previous meetings of the London RCE Partners /Steering Group:
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2014/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-september-2014/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-june-2014/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-april-2014/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2013/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/london-rce-meeting-at-kew-gardens/
https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/london-rce-holds-inaugural-agm/ (inaugural AGM in March 2013)
http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/kingston-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/
http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting-2/
http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

SML-RosBookAn edited book containing a chapter on the RCE movement was recently launched at London South Bank University (LSBU), the host institution of the London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development).

The challenge of sustainability: Linking politics, education and learning, edited by Dr Hugh Atkinson and Professor Ros Wade (both from LSBU) and published by Policy Press, has a chapter titled ‘Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) as mobilising mechanisms for Education for Sustainable Development’.

With a central focus on the future of people and the planet itself, the book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. It argues that, in order to successfully meet the challenges of sustainability, we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning.

The book is structured into four sections:
• The challenge of sustainability – politics, education and learning
• What is to be done? Case studies in politics, education and learning
• What is to be done? Case studies in learning for sustainability from across the globe
• Emerging themes and future scenarios

The book is mainly targeted at academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.

Dr Hugh Atkinson is Senior Lecturer in Politics at LSBU. He is the author of Local democracy, civic engagement and community: from New Labour to the big society (Manchester University Press, 2012). He is a founder member of the PSA (The Political Studies Association) specialist group on environmental politics. Ros Wade is Professor of Education for Sustainability at LSBU and Director of the international Education for Sustainability programme. She chairs the London RCE on ESD.
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Webpage of the book | The challenge of sustainability: Linking politics, education and learning http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?k=9781447306467

London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/

The Political Studies Association | Environmental Politics specialist group
• PSA webpage http://www.psa.ac.uk/psa-communities/specialist-groups/environmental-politics
• Dedicated website http://psaenvironment.org/

Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service is looking for a dedicated professional to manage and develop the HEC (Humanities Education Centre) Global Learning Centre. This accredited Development Education Centre is as an integral element of its broader services to schools in Tower Hamlets and the wider London area.

 

The closing date is 25 January 2015.

 

For more information, please visit:

http://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_LBTH01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=86119,4835874934&key=51748073&c=566534236554&pagestamp=secgalllubvzgtxeoq

 

HEC is a partner organisation of the London RCE.

 

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HEC (Humanities Education Centre) Global Learning London | http://www.globallearninglondon.org.uk/

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A Partners /Steering Group meeting of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 12 December 2014.

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ESD London Conference | London RCE holds its first annual conference on ‘A Curriculum for Sustainability’ https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-london-rce-holds-its-first-annual-conference-on-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

London RCE’s ESD London Conference | Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/london-rces-esd-london-conference-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

Some of the previous meetings of the London RCE Partners /Steering Group:

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-september-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-june-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-april-2014/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/london-rce-meeting-at-lsbu-in-december-2013/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/london-rce-meeting-at-kew-gardens/

https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/london-rce-holds-inaugural-agm/ (inaugural AGM in March 2013)

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/kingston-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting-2/

http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/uel-hosts-london-rce-partners-meeting/

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