Baltic Sea Project (BSP)

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1989, by UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and International Network for Information in Science and Technology Education (INISTE).


Increase among students an awareness of environmental problems in the Baltic Sea area; give them an understanding of the scientific, social and cultural aspects of the interdependence of man and nature; develop their ability to study changes in the environment; encourage them to participate in developing a sustainable future. Educational approach of BSP schools is to: achieve a balance between holistic view and individual subject studies; change student's role from passive recipient to active constructor; change teacher's role from supervisor to guide in the learning process; use networks to provide participants with opportunities to learn and pass on new ideas; use international cooperation as an inherent element of school work.

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Building up networks of schools, teachers and educational institutions in the Baltic drainage area - basic characteristics of BSP schools are: active participation in seeking solutions to environmental problems of the Baltic Sea area; networking; pilot function in promoting environmental education in the spirit of the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21 and Baltic 21 (an Agenda 21 for the Baltic region). Creates and develops educational approaches and joint programmes for environmental and international education. 'Programmes': Water Quality of the Baltic Sea; Air Quality of the Baltic Sea Area; Rivers; BSP Coast Watch; Phenological Studies; Bird Ecology; Environmental History. Organizes joint activities and events. Sponsors: thematic Baltic Weeks in schools; seminars; lectures and fieldwork for teachers and students; summer camps and courses; Agenda 21; Baltic 21.


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Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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