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In year 1 we will map arts-integration pedagogies in CR and review the state of the art in ESD competences and arts-sustainability pedagogies globally. Based on theory and experience, we will develop an interdisciplinary sustainability-arts module. In year 2 we will pilot the module in 4 classes in 2 schools. Results will be analysed and used to develop teaching materials and methodological inspiration on sustainability-arts pedagogy in the form of handouts and online audio-visual material for schools. Students’ work and project results will be presented at an interactive, peer-learning science fair and workshop for educational professionals and policy-makers. In cooperation with the Advisory Board the project will establish the basis for a Czech sustainability-arts network.

The three-year lifelong learning project exploits the innovation potential of universities to support capacities of local actors for sustainable development in the regions of the Czech Republic. In interaction of several institutions, training system for the Local Action Group network will be developed, tested and implemented as a Certified Methodology. Methodical materials and the Portal of regional sustainable development based on the latest scientific knowledge and the existing good practice will cover 9 thematic areas of sustainable regional development. Mapping situation on-site will serve as a base for decision-making; new evaluation tools will assess the impact of educational interventions. The results will support regional development processes based on the bottom-up initiatives.

The aim of the project is to create a) a certified methodology, which will be a methodical tool for creating OER suitable for university studies. The Methodological Portal will summarize the methodological knowledge for creating OER, introduce a series of materials on a given topic (texts, videos, pictures) and provide an interactive space for discussion of users, creating their OER. Based on methodological knowledge, a freely available online course (MOOC) for both Charles University employees and the general public will be created to enhance knowledge and competencies in the field of online resource creation and use. The Methodological Portal and online course will be available after the end of the project to support critical resource assessment as a defence against disinformation.

In the first year, the project will review the most up-to-date research results on environmental aspects of consumer behavior (quantitative aspect - impact assessment and prevention, qualitative view - lifestyle change); determine its relevance to education. It will identify concepts and methodological tools to support behavioral change: sustainability values, competences, creativity for innovation, critical thinking and orientation in information environment, whole-institutional approach. Based on theories and experience, methodical materials will be developed and tested in the second year. Reflection in the third year will include experience from the processes of learning and sharing / transferring knowledge; the main result will be a methodology for teaching and evidence-based policy.