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ConSus - Sustainability trainings for university educators fostering science-society collaboration

Organisations: University of Graz, Austria (Lead Organisation)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
University of Limerick, Ireland
European University of Tirana, Albania
Polis University, Albania
Alexsander Moisiu University of Durres, Albania
Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
Center for Comparative and International Studies (QSKN), Albania
Universum College, Kosovo
Public University Haxhi Zeka, Kosovo
Riinvest College, Kosovo
Institute for Development Policy, Kosovo

Authors: Friedrich M. Zimmermann, University of Graz, Austria
Jonas Meyer, University of Graz, Austria
Barbara Loimayr, University of Graz, Austria
Marlene Mader, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Germany


ConSus (‘Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations’) is an EU-funded project, which aims at strengthening the collaboration between university educators and societal stakeholders in Albania and Kosovo. Besides a training program, a pool of online inter- and transdisciplinary teaching materials and methods are being developed, addressing regional sustainability challenges and referring to particular stakeholders’ needs from research, business, NGOs, media and politics.

ESD Focus

ConSus focuses on transdisciplinary learning in a sustainability context, addressing application-oriented teaching and systemic thinking. This relates to solving local and regional sustainability challenges.

Professional Development Approach

The ConSus training programme builds capacities of university educators to implement ESD and transdisciplinary methods in their teaching. During 6 trainings (4 days each) participants receive insights into transdisciplinary teaching at different universities, develop their own teaching resources and learn how to actively involve societal actors.

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