Education for a greener, more sustainable Europe: share your ideas!

Are learners being equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to act on the climate emergency and biodiversity loss? Are teachers being prepared and supported to teach about these difficult issues in a way that empowers their students? Are curricula supporting the development of attitudes and values needed to promote environmental sustainability?

The European Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a public consultation on education for environmental sustainability.

The consultation will gather input and ideas for a proposal for a Council Recommendation on education for environmental sustainability, to be adopted by the Commission in late 2021. The aim of the Recommendation will be to strengthen cooperation at European level on environmental sustainability and education, as set out in the Green Deal and the European Education Area communications.

Through the Green Deal, the EU is taking action to fight climate change and encourage all citizens to work towards a greener and more sustainable Europe. The Recommendation will help support Member States in their efforts to align their education and training systems with the changes urgently required for the green transition. In parallel, the Commission is developing a framework which will set out the competences related to sustainability which learners of all ages need to acquire.

The consultation survey is running in 23 languages and will be open until 24 September.

More information here.