10 Mar 2022

EENEE publishes a new Analytical Report on Education for Sustainable Development during the COVID-19 pandemic

EENEE announces the publication of its recent Analytical Report, accompanied by a Policy Brief on Impact of COVID-19 on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the context of twin transition.

The Report, produced by authors Ann Finlayson, Monica Moso-Diez, Violeta Orlovic Lovren, looks into the impacts of COVID-19 on education for sustainable development (ESD). It provides an overview of existing evidence on policy responses to COVID-19 targeting either ESD specifically or the provision of education generally at schools, vocational education and training, and higher education.

The integration of ESD and impacts by the COVID-19 pandemic are analysed following the dimensions and aspects of sustainability relevant to each education level. The Report shows how some of the policy responses to the crisis caused by the pandemic enable or challenge the promotion of ESD. It also suggests recommendations for future promotion and adoption of ESD that are structured according to the five UNESCO 2020-2030 Roadmap priority areas:

  • advancing policy;
  • transforming learning environments;
  • building capacities of educators;
  • empowering and mobilising youth; and
  • accelerating local level actions.

The executive summary of the Report and its accompanying Policy Brief are available in English, French and German.