RCE Brittany

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
April, 2013
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

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Since its creation, RCE Brittany has worked to bring together organisations at local and regional levels to jointly promote ESD within local and regional communities.

The Brittany region is a vast peninsula in the west part of France about 270 km long, extending over an area of 27,208 km2 with a coastline of 2,730 km, the third of the total coast of France. Its population is 4,354,377 inhabitants with both Celtic and Latin origins. Today, fishing and agriculture are still the two pillars of Brittany's economy. The region has always been at the forefront of educational advancement and research.

Goals and Objectives:

RCE Brittany aspires to achieve the goals of the second United Nations Decade for ESD, searching and working to adapt SDGs to the context of the region in which it operates. The stakeholders constitute an innovating platform able to accelerate solutions at regional and local levels through ESD, by developing SD and ESD competencies and abilities, according to the key targets of the ESD-based education original concept, and taking into account the Agenda 2030 perspective. RCE Brittany is also open to help French-speaking African countries in their SDGs needs.

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Université Bretagne Sud (UBS)

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: ABADAS (NGO for Sub-Saharan Africa)
Role: Direct help in ESD in Sub-Saharan African countries
Contact name: Christian Lemoing 
Contact email: christian.lemoing@wanadoo.fr

Name of organisation: Heliophoros
Role: Solar type architecture, respectful of SDGs
Contact name: Jean-Pierre Rimsky-Korsakov
Contact email: majprk@gmail.com

Current Activities:
  • The problem of climate change on biodiversity, the forests, agriculture and fishing in Brittany
  • The impact of COVID 19 in the region
  • Stakeholders: continuation and expansion of their respective projects in ESD and SDGs perspective
Upcoming Activities:
  • SDG 4: writing a book about the role of intuition in Mathematics and Scientific Education
  • Creation of an "ODD Café" (SDGs Café): micro-learning, games... and conferences on SDGs for "the man in the street"
  • Climate change (continued)
  • The impact of COVID 19 in the region
  • Stakeholders: continuation of their respective projects in ESD and SDGs
  • "Integrating SD in Education" (achievement of OPEDUCA Project in "Lesage High School", Vannes, Brittany, and extending "OPEDUCA Master classes" in Normandy
  • SDG 9: "Resilient infrastructure and Innovation": Building of resilient and sustainable solar homes of a new concept, using a process of optimising solar heating system, and an adapted architecture built with environmentally friendly materials. Four houses built to date.
  • SDG 6: "Ensure access to sanitation for all and ensure sustainable management of water resources": ABADAS water sanitation project in Burkina Faso
  • SDG 4: "Ensure universal access to quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities": ABADAS Project to build a bilingual primary school for Peul's children who had never attended school because they only speak their native language, whereas the classical public school education offers only a teaching in French, while the teachers are speaking another native language.
  • Promotion of the HELIOPHOROS architectural concept and training of local craftsmen (website)
  • 2019/2020: realisation of an Education for Sustainable Development project based on SDG 13 "Climate Action" with Asiatic PhDs students: deepening of their knowledge about this SDG and search for personal actions and solutions
  • Participation to two webinars about "Climate Change after COVID-19 (Sustainability Research Group London South Bank and The London Regional Centre For Sustainability Education, 30 June and 31 July, 2020, in view of the COP 26 in Glasgow (1-12 November, 2021)
  • Article : "Sustainable Development Education in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" Joint work with Kalterina Shulla, Walter Leal Filho, Jan Henning Sommer, and Christian Boregemeister, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Vol. 27 (2020) (article)
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Françoise LAVEUVE
RCE Bretagne
27 Chemin de la Forêt
56610 ARRADON - France