The seminars organised by the REC and VIU are a unique opportunity for experts from institutional bodies and NGOs to learn about and discuss the latest news and policy instruments in the field of sustainable development and climate change. Professional approach, warm and friendly atmosphere, encouraging exchange and debates between Black Sea country nationals with one concern, cosy accommodation, exquisite cuisine, stunning sites to visit, and much, much more to be translated into proper action with a message: Act together!

Cveta Dimitrova, Director, European and International projects Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria

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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Ukraine challenge ahead
June 17, 2015
During last week's celebrations of the REC's 25th anniversary, a satellite event for project donors titled "Local Initiatives for a Sustainable Ukraine" took place. Raffi Balian, head of section in the Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health Hub Office at the Embassy of the United States in Hungary, used the occasion to invite project ...
Walking hand in hand: SDA as catalyser for enhancing ESD
December 05, 2014
What is ESD?  We know the principles and the relevant literature, but what does it really mean in concrete terms? How will ESD shape today's young and future generations? These underpinning questions were at the heart of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), hosted in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on November 10-12, ...
Sharing experience today for tomorrow
November 12, 2014
The REC, with contribution from the Italian Trust Fund, organised a side event in the framework of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development on November 10, 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. Speakers and participants (H.E. Laszlo Palkovits, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary; H.E. Lindita Nikolla, Minister of ...
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