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Goethe Institute hosts final conference of project- Unite for a Sustainable Future

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Friday, December 4
The final conference of the Unite for a Sustainable Future (Vernetzt fur Nachhaltigkeit) project will be held at the Goethe Institute on December 5-6.

The project aims to assist teachers plan environmental projects and integrate relevant issues in their natural, humanitarian and social science subjects and means Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). The target group of the project is German language schools.

The conference will be opened by the Goethe Institute Director Stephan Wakwitz. Project managers Eike Pockrandt and Gvatsa Khintibidze will present their reports over the environmental issues. The conference will also be attended by international experts in the environmental and green spheres, as well as the field of sustainable development Professor Wilhelm Linder and Doctor Birgit Kare.

Representatives from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia and a total of 32 schools will take part in the conference.

A methodological guide book will also be presented at the conference on December 5. All the schools involved in the project will receive it for free.

The Unite for a Sustainable Future project was launched during the spring of 2015. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and is financed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The project aims to support UNESCO’s global Education for Sustainable Development program, ratified by the Georgian Government.

The idea of the project belongs to young German people who visited Georgia and saw its beautiful scenery. However, they believed that the natural landscapes were not being taken care of, and so they were inspired to launch the project.