ACUP reinforces its commitment with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
During the 2nd seminar on ESD, organized by the Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS) in collaboration with ACUP, the Catalan Association of Public Universities and lafede.cat were demanded to collaborate and to advance towards more ESD in the Catalan higher education system
Based on the results of the first conference held last January, this edition focused on defining the next concrete steps towards ESD at the Catalan universities. Participants had the opportunity to expose and share their proposals through an interactive process. One of the main results of the discussion is that all participants agreed on demanding ACUP and lafede.cat to closely collaborate and to leadthe process of fostering ESD at system level.
The proposals for actions were built around two main axes: the political field, which aims to institutionalize ESD within university strategies and policies and, the pedagogical axis that seeks to facilitate the introduction of this issue within classrooms. In order to obtain a holistic approach two crosscutting issues which include the participation of the students and the proposal to work as a network to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders were adopted.
[i] Translated from the original title which is: “L’educació per al desenvolupament a la universitat. Impulsant l’educació crítica i compromesa als estudis de grau".