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Torino (Italy)
2-6 October 2005
Educational Paths Towards Sustainability

ORGANIZERS Piemonte Region, Province of Torino, Municipality of Torino, ARPA Piemonte and Istituto per l’Ambiente e l’Educazione Scholé Futuro Onlus.

THEMES Research and assessment in environmental education; “Sustainable” education; Training the trainers; Importance of community awareness. Promoting participation and “governance” and “creating a network”; Communication and the environment; Paths of sustainability; Economics and ecology: a union to forge; Environment and health; The key role of farming and the related issues; Ethics; Emotional involvements.

PARTICIPANTS 3000 delegates from more than 100 countries from all continents


The Third World Environmental Education Congress, concluded the phase of consolidation and opened the series of biennial Congresses. The first objective of the Congress was to exchange observations and best practices at a worldwide level, to develop the main themes for the agenda on environmental education and to jointly discuss the themes and proposals presented in the speeches and posters from around the world. It had the objective of creating a world community on environmental and sustainable education research and practice. This gave it a significant place in the first year of the United Nation Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

The primary aims of the Congress were: to establish a more direct exchange of best practices among all the nations of the world, where environmental education is experiencing significant growth and is tackling themes of great interest such as participative democracy, good citizenship, the equitable and sustainable management of natural resources, ecotourism, etc…

Sponsorship of international organizations and United Nations agencies: UNEP, UNESCO, FAO e OMS.