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Lifelong Learning Network for Sustainable Development

Funding: EU-Lifelong Learning Programme
Amount of Funding: € 529.701 €, Universität Graz: € 92.157
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2010
Lead Partner: Charles University Prague, Tschechien
Partners: Open University of the Netherlands, Niederlande; Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Deutschland; University of Macedonia, Griechenland
Staff: Lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich M. Zimmermann; Staff: Mag. Marlene Mader, Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader, Mag. Elisabeth Görsdorf-Lechevin



The project 3-LENSUS is funded within the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Commission. The focus of 3-LENSUS is on the so-called knowledge triangle of education, research, and innovation. Accordingly, the educational and research activities of universities are to be linked to society in order to create innovations for sustainable development. The project objectives can be divided into the following two areas:

  • Connecting universities with regional actors to form multi-stakeholder learning networks. This will be achieved through the re-launch of the COPERNICUS Alliance, the European university network for sustainable development, and through the development of a "Database on Learning for Sustainable Development", which promotes networking and the exchange of knowledge and experience between academic, non-university and regional actors.
  • Capacity building to support existing and future multi-stakeholder learning networks. Knowledge and experience are collected and processed in a series of seminars and through the development of a Best Practice Handbook on "Multi-Actor Learning for Regional Sustainable Development".

The project results were also published in the Journal of Cleaner Production as part of a special issue on "Learning for sustainable development in regional networks" (Volume 49, 2013).
Trummler M., Mader C., (2011) Database on Learning for Sustainable Development - analysis of projects, In: Barton A., Dlouha J., Multi-Actor Learning for Sustainable Regional Development in Europe: A Handbook of Best Practice, Grosvenor Publishing, Surrey, 343p



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