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The globalized world of today is characterized by dynamic changes in many areas of the economy and society. The need to shape these processes sustainably is becoming ever clearer and so is the fact that the key to this challenge lies in education and training.

Within this context, the UNESCO has declared strategies such as “Education for all” and “Education for sustainable development” with specific goals and provisions for the field of vocational education and training.
In September 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) were adopted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. The SDG’s include 17 goals broken down into 169 targets and will seek to realize inclusive and equitable economic, social and environmental sustainable development.
Contemporary development processes are very complex and thus necessitate a combination of different competencies. For this reason, the three Magdeburg institutions Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Otto-von-Guericke-University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have reached an agreement of cooperation with the aim to contribute to the implementation of the aims and strategies of UNESCO and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center.
The UNEVOC Centre Magdeburg puts its main focus on “Education for sustainable development” and will concentrate on the following topics:
  • Development of concepts for education and further training of VET teachers
  • Development of curricula and learning and teaching materials for VET
  • Human resources development
  • VET and sustainable development
  • Development of innovative learning environments for professional education and further training
The main instruments for working in the above-mentioned areas will be:
  • Research and Development
  • Education and Further training
  • Capacity building
  • Networking, exchange of experiences and transfer

Letzte Änderung: 15.05.2023 - Ansprechpartner: Webmaster