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RCE Oldenburger Munsterland-2010-2010

RCE Oldenburger Munsterland-2010

1. Continent: 
Europe
2. Country: 
Germany
3. Location
Latitude: 
52.7289°N
Longitude: 
8.2879°E
4. Address: 
RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
University of Vechta
22 Driverstr.
Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany
D-49377 Vechta
5. Website
URL: 
http://rce-om.de
6. Contact Details
Name of Contact Person(s): 
Detlev Lindau-Bank
Andreas Hoenig
Telephone: 
+44 171 53 56 650
+44 444115532
7. Dissemination references : 
Activities of the RCE.
8. Date of Acknowledgment : 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
9. Initial motivation for the establishment of your RCE : 
There is much literature on and public awareness of the social problems experienced in urban areas of social deprivation. However, the social issues challenging affluent rural areas are often overlooked, in both literature and in the public mind. There is insufficient research on the impact of economic, social and cultural determinants on the life courses of young people. Some rural social problems are indeed the same as those of poorer urban areas, if less extreme or less prevalent; others are qualitatively different, requiring new social work, youth work and educative solutions.

As a rural region, the Oldenburger Münsterland has recently enjoyed relatively significant levels of economic growth. The RCE Oldenburger Münsterland would thus aim to address this paucity of research on the issues of youth in affluent rural regions by contributing appropriate studies.
10. Vision of your RCE : 
RCE visions – Oldenburger Münsterland as an ESD Region
• Responsible citizenship and civil courage
• The region’s identification with the ideas of the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
• Young people’s identification with the ideas of the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
• Social, ecological, economical and cultural awareness of ESD

The work of our RCE would encourage people’s behaviour and attitudes in the sense of an informed citizenship that has the civil courage and the competence to achieve a sustainable future and a good life for everybody. Our citizens take pride in their region and culture, respecting and supporting each other mutually. Sustainable consumption patterns, and an awareness of the global consequences of chosen ways of life are widespread.
11. Shift of focus : 
During 2011 the RCE OM has broaden its perspective through the co-operation with additional partners. Another focus of the RCE OM is an economic and an ecological perspective.
While working with the OLB and debt advice service in our region, we provide educational services for adolescents and young adults on the topic "financial and life planning" while co-working with their vocational schools. The departments of "Social Work" and "infrastructure planning and agrar-economics" of the University of Vechta have signed a co-operation contract. The central topics of this co-operation are nutrition, consumption and educational services for children and adolescents on the topic "Life on a farm today".
Therefore, the RCE OM also has children as a new addressed group in its focus.
12. Which organization hosts the secretariat of your RCE?
Name of Organization: 
University of Vechta
Type of Organization (select from the drop down menu): 
Higher Education Institution
13. Short description of your RCE : 
one of the smallest
14. Added value of your RCE
Transformational Leadership
Sub Type: 
Shared Vision
Brief Explanation: 
The RCE Oldenburger Münsterland can take a leading role in the reorientation of the educational sector towards Sustainable Development, because nearly all vocational schools and the university are involved.
Innovation_Netwok
Sub Type: 
Strong trust between partners
Brief Explanation: 
In our region Oldenburger Münsterland there are many services, initiatives and activities supporting Sustainable Development. However, such work is often based around individual projects which fail to have lasting effects. The organisations and facilities of the two different districts are not currently well networked, so that financial and material resources are used inefficiently.

The RCE Oldenburger Münsterland will aim to network actors within the region (community, schools, welfare institutions for young people, university, non-government organisations, local businesses) to develop ESD opportunities. The RCE will thus form a platform for discussing and developing ESD concepts for the Oldenburger Münsterland.
Decision Influencing Network
Sub Type: 
Other
Brief Description: 
Successful implementation needs practice. Life-long learning as we understand it means involving young people in activities on Sustainable Development as comprehensively as possible. We wish to provide learning activities for young people on all four levels mentioned above (i.e. the social, economical, ecological and cultural levels). Our intention is that young people come into contact with the sustainability concept in schools, in their leisure time and in their community activities. This involves an integration of services in terms of the formal and informal education and social care sectors.

We see today’s young people and young adults as tomorrow’s parents. Indeed, this is why we are choosing to focus on this group, in addressing Sustainable Development questions. In a society which is becoming ever more complex, the demands on young families are increasing. This leaves many overwhelmed, stressed and unable to meet the challenges of child-raising. Combining family and work commitments is a further difficulty. Tailored support, such as parenting training, can reduce the pressure on young families, thus contributing to a more stable tomorrow: an example of supporting sustainable development.
ESD & Learning
Sub Type: 
Other
Transdisciplinary Research
Sub Type: 
Mutual learning between science and Society
Brief Description: 
Tailored investigations of the social environment and the attitudes of young people would be carried out, so that a firm base for the public understanding of Sustainable Development can be established. The University of Vechta would contribute its specific expertise in analysing social issues impacting on rural youth today and in starting an annual regional youth report..
16. Flagship projects of your RCE
Project name: 
"Schutzengel"-Project
Status: 
On Going
Short description Describe in 2-3 sentences: 
The Schutzengel project addresses young people in the region Oldenburger Münsterland between the ages of 16 and 24. Its goal is to use preventative measures to avoid accidents resulting from high risk attitudes, insufficient driving experience, over-estimation of driving skills, showing off and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Currently the target group in the administrative district Cloppenburg comprises 18,543 young people and in the administrative district Vechta 15,994 young people.
Young people should see themselves as responsible road-users, prudently and consciously contributing to society. Traffic safety courses and training for ecologically sensitive driving will be combined with measures to strengthen emotional and social competencies.
In addition, all young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in the administrative districts of Cloppenburg and Vechta should be involved.

Currently, strengthening and developing moral and civil courage can be seen as welcome side-effects of the project. In the future these points will shift towards the centre of the project.
Contact for further information (name and e-mail) : 
District of Cloppenburg

c/o Christiane Grenz

Address: Eschstraße 29
D-49661 Cloppenburg

Phone: 0049 4471 15218
Email: grenz@lkclp.de


District of Vechta
Social Services
c/o Sebastian Wilken

Address: Ravensberger Straße 20
D-49377 Vechta

Phone.: 0049 4441 898 2126
Email: 2126@landkreis-vechta.de
Project name: 
Fit for finance
Status: 
On Going
Short description: 
The fit for finance project integrates modules and teaching units for students of vocational schools on the topic of "sustainable finance and life planning".
Keywords Max. of 5 key words: 
-sustainable life-style
-finance advisory
-curriculum vocational schools
Contact for further: 
Oldenburgische Landesbank
c/o Heinz Krieger
Grosse Str.
49377 Vechta
heinz-krieger@olb.de
Project Name: 
Regional Youth Report
Status: 
On Going
Short description: 
In their research projects students of Social Work working on a youth report in view of sustainability of adolescents and young adults in rural areas. The main focuses are:
-religious view
-comsumption habitats
-job plans
-family planning.
A co-operation of the department of Social Work and the department of Education (Prof. Dr. Margit Stein) is.
Keywords Max. of 5 key words: 
-Youth Report
-rural areas
-sustainability and attitudes
Contact for further: 
RCE - Secretary
c/o Detlev Lindau-Bank
17. Main results and achievements
a) Advance towards objectives: : 
The following goals have been reached until 2011:
• attraction of new members
• extension of the spectrum of subjects in relation to the 3 pillars of the ESD: the social, ecological and the economical pillar, as well as extension of contents: prevention; financial and life planning; food; consumption and production
• academic cooperation and transfer
-evaluation of the Schutzengel-Project completed
-integration of ESD to the curricula of the participating schools (ongoing; application for a Leonardo-Project)
-establishment of a yearly regional ESD-Conference
• new projects:
1) Fit for finance
2) Regional Youth Report
• establishment of a website
c) Contributions to reforms and innovations: 
• Integration of modules for "Fit for finance" into the curricula of the participating vocational schools.
e) Impressions and learnings: 
• The bigger the RCE gets, the more urgent the problem of organizing gets. The RCE OM needs an accepted form of organization. Currently questions about funding are having priority. The number of inquiries for evaluations is rising, which is related to a lot of paperwork, as well as to a need of time, money and energy.
18. Objectives of the year (please add your objectives year by year (2010, 2011,): 
Year of academic assessment
2010 Evaluation Report “Quality of the Schutzengel course program
2010 1st Youth Report for the region Oldenburger Münsterland
2010 1st Regional ESD conference
2010 Presenting the current state of RCE Oldenburger Münsterland at BBCC Conference
2010 20 certified trainers for conflict management and de-escalation
2010 Establishing an advisory board for the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
2011 Food
2011 application for a Leonardo-Project
2011 Integration of Fit for finance to the curricula of the participating vocational schools
2011-2012 establishment of an advisory board
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RCE Oldenburger Munsterland-2010-2010

RCE Oldenburger Munsterland-2010

1. Leadership, Vision and Objectives
1. Vision of your RCE: 
The vision of RCE “Oldenburger Münsterland” is to build a regional network for public and private institutions in the field of education and youth work to cooperate, research, discuss, support and develop Sustainable Development activities together so that, by the end of the UN decade for ESD in 2014, the groundwork will be laid for an educational region Oldenburger Münsterland towards Sustainable Development.

We wish to encourage the citizens and political representatives of the Oldenburger Münsterland region to think globally, and to coordinate their activities at a regional level.

RCE visions – Oldenburger Münsterland as an ESD Region
• Responsible citizenship and civil courage
• The region’s identification with the ideas of the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
• Young people’s identification with the ideas of the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
• Social, ecological, economical and cultural awareness of ESD
2. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
1
b. Transactional : 
4
c. Transformational : 
5
2. Social Network
3. Core partners: 
Stakeholders in the informal educational sector
• District Departments Cloppenburg and Vechta (local government)
• Social Service Departments (community leaders)
• Police Department Cloppenburg/Vechta (community leaders)
• Oldenburgische Landesbank (local business)
• Oldenburger Volkszeitung – Local Newspaper (local business)
• Münsterländer Tageszeitung - Local Newspaper (local business)
• District Traffic Watch (NGO)
• Caritas Sozialwerk, Cloppenburg (NGO)
• Dept Advice Service

Stakeholders in the formal education sector
• University of Vechta
• Vocational colleges
• Adolph-Kolping-Schule, Lohne
• Berufsbildende Schulen Technik Cloppenburg
• Berufsbildende Schule am Museumsdorf Cloppenburg
• Berufsbildende Schulen Friesoythe
• Center of regional learning of the University of Vechta
• Marketing Agency "Verbund Oldenburger Münsterland"
4. Cooperation and communication : 
The RCE Oldenburger Münsterland mainly consists of a board, executive committee and its secretariat.
The board and executive committee meets four times each year.

The secretariat duties of the RCE will be carried out by the social work faculty of the University of Vechta. The secretariat will carry out decisions of the executive committee and will represent the RCE nationally and internationally.
Andreas Hoenig and Detlev Lindau-Bank are the responsible representatives. Detlev Lindau-Bank is deputised for the secretariat with 10% of his position (4 hours/week). The secretariat have to co-ordinate the meetings of the executive committee, to manage the international contacts.

The RCE Oldenburger Münsterland will provide a website to ensure the communication among the stakeholders. On the website the results of the research-projects and the development of prevention activities towards sustainable development will be published. Furthermore our website will be linked up with the websites of UNU-IAS and other sites which provides information about ESD to underline the global perspective of our topics and project.
5. Facilitating development
Connections / Partnership with
UN institutions
yes/no: 
No
Other international organizations
yes/no: 
No
Other RCEs
yes/no: 
Yes
If yes, give examples: 
RCE Nürnberg and our RCE work on prevention project and adresses young people and young adults.
International experts
yes/no: 
No
Expert organizations at national, regional and global levels
yes/no: 
Yes
If yes, give examples: 
There are a lot of regional organizations (informal sector) who are interested in cooperating with the vocational schools in the frame of RCE OM.
6. Social network
a. Information network (exchanging information, e.g. building up a database for SD projects): 
2
b. Knowledge network (creating knowledge by collaboration, e.g. finding synergies between partners by experience exchange): 
4
c. Innovation network (creating innovation by co-creation and shared vision,e.g. investigating new solutions for challenges by f: 
4
3. Participation
7. Participation of actors : 
Stakeholders in the informal educational sector
• District Departments Cloppenburg and Vechta (local government)
• Social Service Departments (community leaders)
• Police Department Cloppenburg/Vechta (community leaders)
• Oldenburgische Landesbank (local business)
• Oldenburger Volkszeitung – Local Newspaper (local business)
• Münsterländer Tageszeitung - Local Newspaper (local business)
• District Traffic Watch (NGO)
• Caritas Sozialwerk, Cloppenburg (NGO)

Stakeholders in the formal education sector
• University of Vechta
• Vocational colleges
Adolph-Kolping-Schule, Lohne
Berufsbildende Schulen Technik Cloppenburg
Berufsbildende Schule am Museumsdorf Cloppenburg
Berufsbildende Schulen Friesoythe
8. Participation opportunities
a.Informational participation (people get informed about decisions and actions): 
4
b.Consultation participation (people are asked about their needs and opinions): 
3
c.Decision influencing participation (people are involved in decision making processes): 
3
4. Education & Learning
9. Educational activities : 
The course program which will be developed by RCE Oldenburger Muensterland is driven by educational ideas and the vision to build a educational region towards sustainable development.

The courses meets the needs of young people and young adults and should be an important part of the school programs.
10. Competences and capabilities : 
RCE Oldenburger Muensterland adresses regional experts to motivate and support them to develop and improve curricula, prevention programs, trainings and so on towards sustainabiltity.
Connections / Partnership with
a. Access to quality basic education
yes/no: 
No
b. Training for different sectors of the society
yes/no: 
Yes
c. Public awareness
yes/no: 
Yes
d. Reorientation of existing education
yes/no: 
Yes
If yes, give examples: 
Schools overwork their school programs.
12. Educational activities
a. Theory (communicating of ESD principles, strategies, examples): 
2
b. Discussion (knowledge exchange and mutual learning on ESD): 
4
c. Interactive & Multidimensional (Action oriented learning, e.g. workshops, intergenerational, interdisciplinary,…) : 
4
5. Research Integration
13. Research & Development (R&D): 
Research will have the following focus points:
• Developing an effective course program for Schutzengel-Project
• Developing prevention standards
• Establishing a regional youth report with the focus: sustainable development and planning one’s family

Two main research projects are run by the RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
1. Regular evaluation of the Schutzengel project
• All promoters and providers of the Schutzengel project will take part in this evaluation-process
• Evaluation design is carried out by the University of Vechta

2. Local Annual Youth-Report
• The University of Vechta started a research project with 12 BA Social Work students in July 2008
• The research group will collect available data on youth and young adulthood (supervised by Andreas Hoenig and Detlev Lindau-Bank, University of Vechta).
• This research-project will be mandatory part of the MA Social Work program (which commenced in the winter semester 2008/09)
14. Research partners : 
University of Vechta
Social Work Faculty
Department of Education
Centre of regional learning
15. Description of research
a. Disciplinary (focusing on one discipline of research, e.g. social aspects) : 
6
b. Interdisciplinary (taking interrelations between disciplines into account, e.g. economic effects on the environment and peopl: 
3
c. Transdisciplinary (involving affected people into your research activities, e.g. interviews with affected people): 
2
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Country: 
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Region: 
Europe
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