Published on March 11, 2014
The Ligurian Regional System for Environmental Education Serena Recagno Regional Centre for Environmental Education of the Regional Environmental Protection Agency 6th -7th march2014 BeiguaGeoparksMeeting
Objectives “Promote, enforce and implement Environmental Education (EE) initiatives in entire regional territory, within the frame of a life long learning strategy and of policy and methodology integration at every governmental level.”
Characteristics 16 Centers: • related to public organization at different governmental levels (Municipalities, Mountain Communities, Parks) • spread throughout Region and representative of different type of territories (urban, rural, coastal) • provided with a physical space suitable for developing activities
The Ligurian System 11 Province of ImperiaProvince of Imperia 22 CEA Alpi Liguri ParkCEA Alpi Liguri Park 33 CEA Municipality of ImperiaCEA Municipality of Imperia 44 Province of SavonaProvince of Savona 55 CEA Ponente SavoneseCEA Ponente Savonese 66 CEA Riviera del BeiguaCEA Riviera del Beigua 77 CE Beigua ParkCE Beigua Park 88 CEA Cairo MontenotteCEA Cairo Montenotte 99 ARPAL-CREA – Regional CenterARPAL-CREA – Regional Center 1010 Province of GenoaProvince of Genoa 1111 LabTer “GreenPoint” Municipality of GenoaLabTer “GreenPoint” Municipality of Genoa 1212 CEA CM Alta Val PolceveraCEA CM Alta Val Polcevera 1313 CE Antola ParkCE Antola Park 1414 LabTer Portofino ParkLabTer Portofino Park 1515 CE Aveto ParkCE Aveto Park 1616 LabTer Tigullio Municipality of Sestri LevanteLabTer Tigullio Municipality of Sestri Levante 1717 LabTer Aurelia Municipalities of Pieve, Bogliasco, SoriLabTer Aurelia Municipalities of Pieve, Bogliasco, Sori 1818 Province of La SpeziaProvince of La Spezia 1919 CEA Varese Ligure e Val di VaraCEA Varese Ligure e Val di Vara 2020 LabTer Municipality of La SpeziaLabTer Municipality of La Spezia 2121 CEA Park of Montemarcello-MagraCEA Park of Montemarcello-Magra • 3 in urban context • 6 regional natural protected areas • 7 groupings of coastal or inland Municipalities
Functions • Beneficiaries: citizens, public administrators, students and teachers • Education Typologies: mainly formal and non-formal; informal to a less degree • Briefly, some of the main functions of Centers within the System are: • Monitoring territory educational needs and already existing responses • Support construction of g-local strategy for ESD • Development of communication, education and social learning programs consistent with Public Administrations political strategies.
Activities… a 2012 summary • 11 regional projects and more than 100 local educational activities • 123 municipalities involved • More than 1.000 school classes and 4.000 citizens
Projects… some examples • Let’s build up a greener and safer Liguria! • Schools for sustainability • PEDIBUS • Flowers come from waste • EcoFestivals • Biodiversity, richness of Liguria • From sCO2ol to school: a TAM TAM for climate change
Key factors for success • A shared conceptual reference system (with respect to objectives and methods) • Set of agreed quality indicators and evaluation methods • Internal periodical formation • Develop research and innovation actions in environmental education • Integrate ESD in all sectorial policies
Evaluation… a focus MACROCRITERIA ABOUT ORGANIZATION AND RESOUCES •Relationship with Public Authority of reference •Internal organization •Infrastructures and educational materials •Human resources •Economic resources MACROCRITERIA ON ACTIVITIES •Networking with other Centres •Information and communication •Territorial animation •Education
54 mandatory criteria 10 optional criteria
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