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RCE-Barcelona. Regional Center of Expertise. Education for Sustainable Development April 2006. Overview. Barcelona in the world Conceptual framework Vision & mission Structure & composition Activities. Location. Global framework. shareholders. Businesses. Non-developped countries.

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regional center of expertise

RCE-Barcelona

Regional Center of Expertise

Education for Sustainable Development

April 2006

overview
Overview
  • Barcelona in the world
  • Conceptual framework
  • Vision & mission
  • Structure & composition
  • Activities
slide4

Global framework

shareholders

Businesses

Non-developped

countries

employees

suppliers

Governments

clients

the World

International

Organisms

Industrialized

countries

NGOs

Civil Society

consumers

savers

slide5

Stakeholder traditional perspective

CLIENTS/ CONSUMERS

INVESTORS

COMPETITORS

CIVIL SOCIETY

Organization

COMMUNITIES

SUPPLIERS

EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENTS

slide6

Clients

Clients

Clients

Clients

Clients

Comunitats

Comunitats

Comunitats

Comunitats

Comunitats

Competidors

Competidors

Competidors

Competidors

Competidors

Societat civil

Societat civil

Societat civil

Societat civil

Societat civil

Empresa A

Empresa A

Empresa A

Empresa A

Empresa A

Inversors

Inversors

Inversors

Inversors

Inversors

Governs

Governs

Governs

Governs

Governs

Proveidors

Proveidors

Proveidors

Proveidors

Proveidors

Stakeholder alternative perspective

Context 3

Context 1

Context N

Context 2

Context 4

sd conceptual framework
SD Conceptual framework

Public sector

Society

SD

Enviroment

Economy

Private sector

Third sector

key actors
Key actors

Public sector

ORGANIZATIONS

Third sector

Private sector

Society

key actor s approach to sd
Key actor’s approach to SD

Third sector

Social movements

Policies

Sustainable

Development

Public sector

Private sector

&

CSR

Legisl.

Democracy

(broad sense)

Society

the push and pull effect
The push and pull effect

Public sector

Framework:

Recommendations, legislation, etc.

Action:

Training, cases, guidelines, etc.

Framework:

Recommendations, theories, concepts, guidelines, etc.

Framework:

Strategies, policies, initiatives, etc.

Third sector

Organization

Private sector

Actions:

Training, pressure, activism, boycot, accusation, etc.

Actions:

Practices, rights, etc.

Framework:

Consumption, democracy, etc.

Actions:

Boycot, protest, individual change, etc..

Society

rce barcelona approach
RCE Barcelona approach

RCE movement

Third sector

Social movements

Policies

Sustainable

Development

Public sector

Private sector

&

CSR

Legisl.

Democracy

(broad sense)

Society

conceptual framework the two axes
Conceptual framework: the two axes

Vertical axis: Coherence in education in all stages of formal education

Horizontal axis:

Coherence of EfSD among all actors and stakeholders

  • Universities
  • Education centers
  • Mass-media
  • NGOs
  • Governments
vision and mission of rce barcelona
Vision and Mission of RCE Barcelona

Vision: People of all ages and backgrounds have access to the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be able to change to a more sustainable way of doing things, individually and collectively.

Mission: To become a centre of reference and leadership in learning for sustainable development through creating innovative tools, initiatives and programmes in key areas of training, research, social dialogue and international networking.

  • Coordination: Didac Ferrer and Marc Vilanova Work team: Didac Ferrer, Marc Vilanova, Heloise Buckland and Mireia de Mingo.
our working principles
Our working principles
  • To work with organizations that promote learning activities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, promoting coherence where possible
  • To promote interaction between people and organizations of different sectors (e.g. government, education, business, civil society, museums and media)
  • To work with other organizations that have strong networking capacities
  • To complement and strengthen existing learning for SD networks, activities and organizations to maximize efforts
  • To interact with other regions promoting learning for SD
  • To act as a catalyst for new, innovative ways of learning for SD
  • To maximize resource efficiency, transparency and evaluation in all activities and be a learning organization
the universitary nucleus upc and esade
The universitary nucleus: UPC and ESADE
  • ESADE
  • Leadership in CSR
  • Sustainability reporting
  • UPC
  • Leadership in ESD in technical field
  • Sustainable vision 2015
  • Environmental plans since 1996
composition of rce barcelona networks involved
Composition of RCE Barcelona & networks involved

GUNI

AGS

EESD

CRUE

IJLV

ACEU

SEKN

EBEN

EABIS

CEMS

....

World Cities

Agenda 21

ICLEI

....

UPC

ESADE

AjBarcelona

GENCAT

ECODES

ESF

ECEA

ENCORE

NRG4SD

CRPM

GRI

SiRi Co.

GRI

Avina

Expo2008

WFEO

EWB Int.

CONG-D

ITDG

slide17

Potential partners RCE BCN

Press

Education centers

Civil society

Public sector

Organizations from other regions

Companies

Museums

Sostenible

Other RCEs

SMES

UPC

ESADE

ECODES

ESF

Aj. Barcelona

UniZar

TVCatalunya

Theaters

Camper

Fundació Un Sol Món

Trade unions

FICMA

Amnistia Internacional

Rosa Sensat

key activities rce barcelona
Key activities RCE Barcelona
  • The five key areas of activity of RCE BCN are based on the two-axes approach:

Vertical axis:

Research

Logical network:

Assisting RCEs

in Latin

America

Return to society:

Science Shop on SD

Center:

Training

Horizontal axis:

Networking and

media

activities research and innovation
[Activities] Research and innovation
  • Promote research and innovation in EfSD through production and dissemination of knowledge
    • [Future projects]
      • Collection EfSD (original, translations)
      • Funding research
      • L4SD1000
    • [Current projects]
      • A publication on leadership for SD

(BCN Agenda 21)

the question
The question:

“what are the most effective actions institutions should promote for individual and collective learning for SD?”

l4sd 1000 research project proposal
L4SD1000 Research project proposal
  • Learning for Sustainable Development through 1000 life stories in 10 places worldwide during 10 years
    • A unique worldwide Research Project for the ESD Decade
  • Vision
    • At the closing event of the Decade, all RCE’s will meet and present jointly the results of this research investigation carried out with more than 1000 citizens of different places in the world and at different life-phases, and will give a useful answer to the question:

“what are the most effective actions institutions should promote for individual and collective learning for SD?”

  • Strategic Objectives
    • To have at the end of the Decade a sound research investigation on where Learning for Sustainability happens during a life in order to orient decision-making in ESD at all levels
    • To link in a single worldwide ESD project all Regional Centers of Expertise creating thus a research network on ESD

?

activities networking and media
[Activities] Networking and media
  • Promote the collaboration among actors active in the field of EfSD through the organization of events.
    • [Future projects]
      • Day of innovation and imagination (DI2) for a better world
      • Cycle on EfSD tools workshops & meetings
    • [Current projects]
      • UN Decade Website In collaboration with a renown portal on sustainability (www.sostenible.es)
        • 16 visions on EfS from different sectors
      • Barcelona TV emmission
activities training
[Activities] Training
  • Promote the education and training of persons with leadership capabilities and with an integrating view of both axes.
    • [Future projects]
      • International training scholarships
      • Training of trainers
      • Open platform
    • [Current projects]
      • Development of a training programme on leadership for SD
activities assisting rces in latin america
[Activities] Assisting RCEs in Latin America
  • Promote and assist the creation of RCEs in Latin america.
    • [Future projects]
      • Common platforms
      • Funding
      • Common tools
    • [Current projects]
      • Creation of RCE in LA (Perú, Curitiba)
activities science shop on sd
[Activities] Science shop on SD
  • A Science Shop is a mechanism to transfer knowledge from universities and research centers to organized society that cannot “buy” it (see www.scienceshops.org).
    • [Future projects]
      • Extend the idea of a SSSD to other RCE
    • Current projects]
      • Creation of Pilot Science Shop in Sustainable Development
criteria for the first activities selected
Criteria for the first activities selected
  • They connect different sectors
    • Builiding RCE Barcelona as a multisectorial network
  • They are based on already existing networks oriented to SD
    • Making use of huge previous efforts
  • They directly involve different actors in their own design and management
    • Real perspectives, with “feet on land”
  • They look for an important dissemination
    • Visibility of a cultural change
  • They use already existing frameworks
    • Based on existing opportunities and resources
slide29

Funding

  • Funding sources for fixed budget
    • Public organizations in Spain
    • European Commission
    • Private company member quota
    • Founding partners institutional support and resources
  • Additional program or event specific funds
    • Corporate sponsorship, support or partnership.
    • Foundations and other sources (such as Avina foundation, and so forth)
    • Possible global RCE sponsorship.
organization
Organization
  • BoardRCE BCN
  • Respresentative of each organization member of the core of RCE Barcelona
  • Representative network RCE Europa
  • Representative UNU
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Academic committee
  • 2 independent academic named by Board
  • 2 independent practitioners named by Board
  • Member from core organizations

Society

  • Executive committee
  • Representative ESADE, UPC, GEN CAT, ECODES, Ajuntament
  • Working team:
  • Didac Ferrer
  • Marc Vilanova
  • Heloise Buckland
  • Mireia de Mingo
  • Sandra Benveniste

RCE

characteristics of rce barcelona
Characteristics of RCE Barcelona

Characteristics:

  • Structural form of multi-organizational and multi-stakeholder networks
  • Based on partnerships and collaborations built on common objectives and sharing or pulling resources
  • Open to all type organizations
  • Active at local, regional and global level.
  • Propositive but not normative.
  • Systemic focus, not structural or cosmetic.
  • Center for Sustainable Development
thank you very much

Thank you very much

Didac Ferrer (didac.ferrer@upc.edu)