“School of Sustainability” contributed to the European Year of Development 2015 by informing EU citizens about EU development policy, and mobilising their support for the EU’s actions against poverty and “A Decent life for all” strategy. Through education and campaigning the project developed the critical understanding of European citizens of the interdependent world and of their role in our globalised society.
The project drew on the “Friends of the Earth” experiences in Latin America and Africa, where “Sustainability Schools” had been set up. Running for a few weeks each year, the schools use techniques from popular education, environmental education and political ecology. They enable common political analysis, sharing of skills and the development of leadership, mainly within and between Friends of the Earth groups.