Baltic Sea Project

This is probably the world’s longest running multi-country school project in support of both environmental education and inter-cultural learning.

Since 1989, 300 Associated Schools in nine countries around the Baltic Sea, have taken part in the flagship Baltic Sea Project to combine environmental education with intercultural learning. The project serves as a concrete contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

It seeks to raise the awareness of students on environmental problems in the Baltic region and to help them understand the scientific, social and cultural aspects of the interdependence of people and nature. Both in the classroom and in the field, students study water quality, coastal observation and environmental history.

This project, thanks to its longevity, has facilitated the publication and systematic exchange of pedagogical materials, experience and theory and the dissemination of good practices. Training seminars are regularly organized for teachers, as well as summer courses and forums for students.

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation and Sweden


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