Why Students of XXIst Century Should Learn Sustainable Development

7 August 2017
Quality education in vocational schools is crucial for the future professional realization of students. In connection with this, Centre for Inclusive Education together with partners from Bulgaria, Finland and Estonia focused on the creation of intuitive online platform, linking  businesses and vocational schools, which aims to provide interesting, working and brought from the practice resources for teaching sustainable management of tourism and hospitality sector.

During the next 5 days 40 environmental and sustainable tourism experts, teachers and professionals from the touristic sector will meet on training to exchange knowledge and good practices in the following subjects: teaching of sustainable tourism in vocational schools; sustainable green practices in tourism; introduction to eco mapping and mind mapping; benefits of digitalization.

Training’s main focus will also be the presentation of the online tool for green ideas in tourism.

“In order the humanity not to live on environmental credit, it is important students to be trained on basic environmental principles. Linking tourism to green practices ensures the provision of services without wasting the limited resources of the planet such as raw materials, water and energy. Emphasizing sustainable practices in teaching tourism and hospitality in vocational high schools opens up the horizons of young people and gives them a practical experience of managing this business, in line with current trends to overcome environmental challenges, which we are facing now and in the future.”, Stefan Stefanov, Project Manager, said.

The international meeting in Arbanasi is the second of a total of 3 trainings, held in the countries of Green Ideas for Tourism in Europe project’s partners: Bulgaria, Estonia and Finland. It is organized by Centre for Inclusive Education and Ecosystem Europe Association, Bulgaria.

Green Ideas for Tourism for Europe aims to increase the labour market relevance of vocational tourism education and training by improving the students’ understanding of the environmental impact of managerial decisions through innovative methods and technologies. The project is managed by Centre for Inclusive Education in partnership with Ecosystem Europe Association, BulgariaVocational School of Tourism “Mihalaki Georgiev” - Vidin, Bulgaria, Stockholm Environment Institute - Tallinn, Estonia and Context Learning, Finland.  

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Children in the big world

Global and inclusive educations are two sides of the same coin. On the one hand, we focus on children in order to support them and develop their potential. On the other hand, we teach children how they, their decisions and actions have an impact on the overall world and on all other people living in it.