Council conclusions on education for sustainable development (3046th EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE and SPORT Council meeting Brussels, 18 and 19 November 2010) states that 'Europe faces a considerable number of challenges in the early 21st century, including the global financial crisis, climate change, declining water and energy resources, shrinking biodiversity, threats to food security and health risks. Thus, the 2010 report on Skills for Green Jobs emphasises that every job in future will need to contribute to a continuous improvement in resource efficiency, and that developing a low-carbon economy will depend more on improving existing skills and integrating sustainable development concerns into existing areas of learning, than on fostering specialised 'green skills'. Therefore, the education has a prerequisite role for promoting the behavioural changes and providing all citizens with the key competences needed to achieve sustainable development'. The results of the PISA 2009 show that in Europe young learners. academic knowledge and capacity to use their knowledge in real life and their ability to solve problems in math, science and reading are falling off. It is crucial therefore the development of key competencies like science competencies, civil competences, communication skills and digital competencies for sustainable development are introduced to young learners. In order to do so, teachers need more recourses, methodological approaches and teaching tools.

The aim of the project is to equip the teachers with methodological support, teaching tools and good practices samples that would enable them to educate the pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make conscious choices to deal with the challenges and preserve the world. The activities and products of the project aim to provide solutions for supporting the development of key competences for lifelong learning relevant to the social and environmental aspects of sustainable development at an early school age.