In Helsinki, Finland from 3-5 December 2021
On the 3rd of December 2021 the experts on sustainable development and civil society issues gathered in the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki, for the first workshop session “Getting closer with UN SDGs”.
The main objective of the workshop session is for participants to learn from one another while also hearing from adults and vulnerable groups about their own perspectives on relevant sustainable development issues.
To develop examples, tasks, and guidelines for inclusion in the project’s main output, an educational toolkit and web resource, an intensive amount of work (including group tasks, creative challenges, conversation exercises, innovative approaches developed by the target group, etc.) was done during the workshops. Additionally, a session of partner best practices exchange was organized as part of this event.
First part of the workshop session was dedicated to gathering and developing materials, examples, guidelines and methodology for educational toolkit “Civil society in building the green sustainable and digital future of the Nordic-Baltic region”. And the second was committed to Exchange of best practices by partners and practising them for reach communities.
The workshop session was followed by three training sessions lead by Anneli Ohvril (Executive Director, Let’s Do It World) and Ingrid Nielsen (independent expert Environmental Communications Expert). Training sessions were filled with a huge number of interactive exercises aimed at developing teamwork and gaining new knowledge about climate change, circular economy is interlinked and sustainable development as a whole. The room where the event took place was filled with vibrant, lively discussions on Integrating SDGs into strategies and practices: how to construct change, led by Ingrid Nielsen.
Main goal of the workshop session is a peer learning and hearing adults and vulnerable groups own thoughts, ideas and experiences of on themes related with sustainable development.
Workshop focus themes: climate change, green growth, Clean Baltic Sea, waste management, environmental communication and civil society input.
In parallel will be conducted project preparation session for EC CERV programm 2022.
Target group: partners representatives and experts on sustainable development and civil society issues.
All participants will share their own material (stories, games, exercises, use of digital solutions) to increase knowledge on sustainable development goals and improvement of communities awareness about important of sustainable lifestyle.
Those materials will be shared on programm web-page and social media for wider public, and promoted in the regions & between partners at local level.
During the workshops an intense work (including group tasks, creative challenges, conversation exercises, an innovative approaches developed by target group etc) will be carried out to develop examples, tasks and guidelines to be included in the project main outcome an educational toolkit and web resource, also will be organised a session of exchange of partners best practices will be conducted as part of this event.
Main outcomes of the workshops sessions:
- Trained totally up to 25 people from 6 countries
- Target group has got an interesting and useful materials, tools, best practices and practical experience.
- A new methodologies in formal or non-formal adult learning has been discovered or old ones have been improved.
- The vulnerable groups of the project have got new information, skills and knowledge on sustainable development, particularly better understanding of basics of SDGs, Nordic/Baltic vision of sustainably of the regions and implementation of Agenda 2030 under the title “Generation 2030
3.12.2021 Arrival day and ability to participation on international conferenceNB! For early comers there is an ability to take part in international youth conference of Nordic-Baltic educators, NGOs working with inclusion of children and youth and sustainable development goals.
4.12.2021 Workshop session and trainings
9.00 – 9.30 Registration
09.30 – 10.00 Introduction of the programm and meeting with participants of the meeting – Vassili Golikov, SSCW Progamm director
10.00 – 11.00 Workshop session I: Gathering and developing materials, examples, guidelines and methodology for educational toolkit “Civil society in building the green sustainable and digital future of the Nordic-Baltic region”(Reet Laja, Irina Golikova, Tatjana Raudsepp, Olesja Kortšenova, Anton Pilitsin…)
- Creative and conversation exercises / Innovative approaches / Communication e-tools
10.00 – 17.00 Project preparation session for EC CERV programm 2022 (conducted in parallel)
11.00 – 11.45 Workshop sessions II: Exchange of best practices by partners and practising them for reach communities. (Contribution d by each partner and registered experts)
12.00 – 12.30 Training session I (Climate change, circular economy are interlinked and sustainable development as a whole) – Anneli Ohvril, Executive Director, Let’s Do It World
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Training session II (Green growth and waste management) – Anneli Ohvril, Executive Director, Let’s Do It World
14.00 – 15.15 Training session III (Integrating SDGs into strategies and practices: how to construct change) – Ingrid Nielsen, independent expert Environmental Communications Expert
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.00 Conclusion of the workshop session and summary of the meeting