The promotion of environmental awareness and sustainability are central components of future-oriented adult education. The goal of the European Green Deal that was announced in 2019 is to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union by 2050. Reskilling and upskilling enable adults to actively
participate in the green transition in various sectors of the labour market. With this in mind, environmental education will be one of the main focuses of the new Erasmus+ Programme 2021–2027 (‘Green Erasmus’).
What offerings do already exist in sustainable adult education? How can offerings for sustainable development be designed and implemented? Those were among the key questions addressed at this year’s Austrian EPALE Conference, held online on June 17-18, 2020.
This publication by EPALE Austria is comprised of contributions based on lectures held during the conference.