What We Do
1. Conducting Policy Research
2. Advocating for Better Education
3. Raising Awareness
4. Building a Community
Our aim is to increase and improve sustainability education in primary and secondary schools across Europe. In line with this, we carry out policy research on national curricula and best practices in sustainability education.
On the basis of our research, we also publish policy briefs and make suggestions on ways that governments and educational institutions can implement and improve sustainability curriculums throughout Europe.
It is at the core of our work to advocate for a better future through better education. Our advocacy work is based on our policy research and the best practices we see in sustainability education.
We believe education is the best investment a government can make, and that well-educated and well-informed citizens are key to tackling the climate crisis. The goal of our advocacy work is to move governments and educational institutions to incorporate sustainability into their core curricula.
We believe education has the power to set the next generations up for success. We therefore aim to raise awareness around the importance of sustainability education in Europe.
Our goal is to give the European youth access to knowledge on climate change, biodiversity, and the environment as a part of their ordinary formal education. To achieve this, we believe that there needs to be more awareness around the role education plays in the climate crisis.
SEFE is an entirely volunteer-run initiative. We are a community of educators, policy experts, and sustainability enthusiasts. We believe the diversity of our community directly feeds into our ability to come up with creative and robust solutions.
Creating an interactive community platform for different stakeholders to meet and exchange experiences and ideas is therefore key to our mission.
Who We Are
Sustainability Education for Europe (SEFE) is a new pan-European initiative to increase and improve sustainability education in primary and secondary schools across Europe. Our goal is to give the European youth access to knowledge on climate change, biodiversity, and the environment as a part of their ordinary formal education.
SEFE is an entirely volunteer-run initiative. We are predominately a policy and lobbying focused initiative. Our aim is to move governments to take more action on sustainability education. In line with this, we are not directly active in educating youths. Instead, we focus on making policy suggestions on sustainability curriculums and connecting stakeholders to one another.