At the conference of the Europäischer Verband Beruflicher Bildungsträger (EVBB), the BvBBI appealed to the industry to live sustainability more strongly. Thiemo Fojkar, member of the BvBBI board and president of the EVBB, also met the Greek Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis, at the event to discuss green transformation. The members of the BvBBI operate numerous vocational education and training institutions throughout Germany.
The three-day top-level meeting was held under the banner "Climate crisis - the role of vocational education and training". The event was dedicated to the possibilities of establishing more environmentally friendly processes in vocational education and training as well as presenting the European framework for sustainability competencies. In his speech, Thiemo Fojkar appealed to the responsibility of education providers throughout Europe to promote sustainability in their daily work and teaching.
UN Education for Sustainable Development as a central element
In this context, he particularly highlighted the United Nations' (UN) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) campaign. It aims to enable people to act in a way that is fit for the future. This is done with the intention of initiating sustainable development processes locally, regionally, continentally and globally. In this context, the contribution of the ESD campaign to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations is central.
"European vocational education and training has a great responsibility. It can and should lay a foundation for a more sustainable continent. This is not exclusively about the industry's own behavior. Rather, in its day-to-day teaching, it can help many professions to think and act in a way that is fit for the future. This multiplies the potential of our work!" says Thiemo Fojkar.
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