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Education for Sustainable Development beyond the Campus

Funding: EU Tempus
Amount of funding: € 1.258.556,47, RCE Graz-Styria: € 73.808,77 
Duration: 10/2010 - 10/2013
Lead partner: RWTH Aachen, Deutschland
Partners: 4 European partners: RWTH Aachen, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (Germany); Universität Graz (Austria); CEIFA (Portugal); University of Limerick (Ireland); and 14 Egyptian partners: Alexandria University, American University in Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo University, Fayoum Governorate - Ministry of Education, Fayoum University, Heliopolis University, Ministry of Higher Education, SEKEM Development Foundation, Suez Canal University, The American-Mideast Education and Training Service, Wadi Environmental Science Centre, Zagazig University
Staff: Lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich M. Zimmermann, (until 30.04.2012: Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader); Staff and contact person: Mag. Marlene Mader 


EduCamp aims to promote Education for Sustainable Development in the Egyptian society. The project is the first initiative in Egypt that brings together universities and schools in a structured mechanism. Specific objectives are:

  • establishing seven Centres of Excellence at Egyptian universities to offer ESD trainings and activities,
  • developing EduCamp ESD Teaching and Learning Kits for school children, including more than 200 activities in the field of sustainability, agriculture, biodiversity, energy, and water, which are aligned with the Egyptian school curriculum,
  • developing innovative ESD teaching methodologies for school children,
  • developing and implementing a Training of Trainers Program for university professors, who will act as multipliers and train Egyptian school teachers,
  • constructing a virtual environment for sharing knowledge on ESD.

Mader, M., Sewilam, H., Mader, C. (2013) EduCamp - Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Ägypten, S. 139-145, in: Umweltdachverband (Hrsg.) (2013) Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung - Jahrbuch 2013, Forum Umweltbildung, Wien


RCE Graz-Styria – Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation
Heinrichstrasse 18, 3rd floor 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5138


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