Sustainable Development Festival, the role of ASviS for quality education
Translation by Giulia Lombardo
The event organized by the working groups on Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda (Providing quality, equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all) was held in Naples on 10 May, as part of the first stage of the Sustainable Development Festival organized by ASviS from 8 to 24 May.
The meeting, entitled Between poverty and educational wealth: schools at the centre of territorial alliances, was a valuable and well-participated opportunity to give space to the voices of the schools and offer a key to understanding educational poverty in Italy. The news of the day will be available shortly on the page dedicated to the event, while the complete recording of the live broadcast is already available.
The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) is organized into working groups in which all members participate, according to their experience and field of activity. The two working groups – Goal 4 and Transversal Education for Sustainable Development and Education for Global Citizenship – work together in the belief that educating in the complexity and skills for sustainability contributes to the quality of formal education, the fight against educational poverty and early school leaving, as well as the significance of education systems.
The working groups are coordinated by a team made up of the representatives of 4 partners: the Agnelli Foundation (Andrea Gavosto and Marco Gioannini), Save the Children (Francesca Bilotta), INDIRE (Maria Chiara Petteanti) and LINK 2007 (Giordana France). Today, around 80 members of various types of foundations, trade union associations, associations and NGOs join the working groups, including around 15 INDIRE researchers as well as the coordinator.
During the meeting in Naples, the video of the Schools and territory initiative was launched: stories of connections of the subgroup “Prevention and contrast to educational poverty” moderated by Francesca Bilotta, that documents numerous experiences carried out within the INDIRE’s Small Schools movement.
The collection of cases from the Next Generation Schools blog was also published, compiled by Marco Gioannini and Maria Chiara Pettenati in the context of the activities of the “Innovation, teacher training and construction” subgroup, that brings together 10 exemplary cases, two of which compiled by researchers of the INDIRE school architecture research group.
The Naples event was also an opportunity to relaunch the work of the Booklet dedicated to Target 4.7 of the 2030 Agenda, the backbone of education for sustainable development and global citizenship, edited and coordinated by Maria Chiara Pettenati and Giordana Francia, which provides an unprecedented Italian and international overview of this Target, together with concrete proposals and tools.