Students aged 13-15 from the American Elementary School in Gdynia and schools from Spain and Italy (as part of the Erasmus programme) visited the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gdansk as part of the Erasmus programme. The visit, which took place on Tuesday, 28 March, was the result of cooperation with the UG Centre for Sustainable Development, which organised a workshop for the young people on the Sustainable Development Goals.  

The event was attended by 40 students and their teachers. The classes with the young people were conducted in English by Weronika Kaminska, who works in the Centre’s Education for Sustainable Development programme.

“As part of the meeting, students were introduced to Sustainable Development Goals, presented their own ideas, then visited our Centre and took an educational tour of the campus in search of the university’s SDG initiatives. Among others, we visited the university’s Ecopark and the Amber Museum at the UG Faculty of Biology” says Weronika Kaminska.

At the end of the meeting, a commemorative photo was taken with the SDG cubes in the rotunda of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Centre for Sustainable Development is actively involved in the implementation of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), promoting various forms of sharing knowledge and experiences, caring for the practical dimension of education that develops knowledge, values and skills to enable people to make informed decisions, guided by concern for future generations. Education for sustainable development is aimed at all people of all ages.

“We are delighted to see such an active attitude from schoolchildren and their involvement in sustainable development issues. Perhaps among them are the future leaders who will in the near future decide the further fate of our surroundings, environment and the entire planet!” praised the participants of the meeting by the Centre’s director, dr Krzysztof Szczepaniak.