Submitted by: Südwind NÖ Süd
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Global Action Schools 2 Communities
The project Global Action Schools 2 Communities focuses on sustainable agriculture, human rights and fair trade. The project includes 17 classes in Lower Austria and 20 in Styria. An enhanced extension of the predecessor Global Action Schools, this project runs from March 2009 to February 2012 under the coordination of South Wind in Lower Austria. The three-phase model Learning, Research & Action promotes active participation in environmental topics, consciousness raising and knowledge transfer. However, products emanating from the project also facilitate sustainability; e.g., the experience of the predecessor project was integrated into a methods handbook and a digital trainers’ manual. Worldwide 180 nations are involve in the project, whereby certain measures reach 11,000 schools in these countries.