Environment, Education, "On a changing planet education must prepare children and students at all levels with skills, knowledge and wisdom necessary to navigate turbulent future ahead"

School as a model for sustainable development


Who is behind this?

Daniela Pandurska


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

A School model where children grow smart by nature, by technology and science and smart by school environment and community. School environment created through nature based solutions, bioeconomy, ecosystem services, art, crafts, music, gardening free of pesticides, I of T solutions and best pedagogical practices. Such a school environment will contribute well to the development of child’s potential. And to sustain itself in order to be accessible for every child is so vital for a school model

Where will your idea take place?

Sofia, Bulgaria and other regions in Europe

Why does Europe need your idea?

There is a relationship between education for SD and democracy and believe that children educated with values and virtues of SD may evolve democracy in a near future and to transform it to really vibrant one.

What is your impact?

Detailed developed plan-model for a desired school in rural areas and in towns, peer accessed. Agreed detailed plan for the education of Environmental Education teachers. The model promoted to donors and/or financing foundations and other stackeholders.

How do you get there?

There are two phases:
1. Development of school model &
2. Development of strategy how school to sustain itself through Social enterprise business models, cooperatives, PPP or others. Both phases will include challenging co-creation and collaboration sessions between scientist, experts and practitioners in pedagogy, ecology, architecture, social sciences, anthropology, psychology, IT Science, agriculture, health and nutrition, arts. Efficient 7 to 9 two days sessions need good facilitation.

What is your story?

That idea is my big dream. Last years I do a research in Environmental education, ESD Unesco, best known pedagogical practices, sustainable development science, regenerative cultures design, etc. Got an inspiration from wonderful people created and developed schools worldwide

Who are you doing it for?

The idea is devoted to children and nature, their future and to the meaningful interaction between them. Stakeholders are Municipalities, phylantrops, foundations, donors, families, bulgarian citizens and families living abroad

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Any feedback is welcome. Excellent facilitation process is needed in order to complete the idea and your recomendations and support for efficient facilitation of interdisciplinary working groups will be highly appreciated.


Daniela Pandurska


Idea created on Jan. 17, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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