Bringing together people from different cultures contributes immensely not only to a more sustainable, but also to a more open-minded, more dynamic and more democratic Europe.

Andrea Burzacchini, Project Coordinator, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

As Leonardo da Vinci observed 500 years ago, “Nature never breaks her own laws.” Achieving sustainable development in the 21st century requires visionary leadership based on a profound understanding of this guiding principle. The Sustainable Development Academy offers inspirational learning and regional networking opportunities for leaders committed to inter-generational responsibility.
Marta Szigeti Bonifert, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center

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High-level guests attend 2013 CfS
January 29, 2014
The 2013 Course for Sustainability kicked off with several high-level guests presenting their professional experience on green growth that has become an important focus of international sustainability work in the past several years. The Guest of Honor was H.R.H. Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan. In her view, man is an integral part of the world ...
Commission awards funding to 18 European sustainable mobility initiatives
July 10, 2013
As part of its three-year Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign "Do The Right Mix", the European Commission has today released the names of another 18 campaigner-led actions to be awarded funding. Each action will receive up to EUR 7000, which can be used to strengthen activities promoting sustainable urban mobility, from cycling courses, to ...
Minding the future
September 28, 2012
The REC has received a generous pledge of financial support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) for an ambitious framework programme focusing on the Western Balkans. A primary long-term aim of the programme is to educate children on how to act in ways that create a better environment, both for themselves and for future generations. Another ...
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