As a result of the recent REC seminar held in
What is an RCE? To reiterate, it is a grouping or network of regional actors from various sectors, e.g. higher education, non-governmental organisations, regional government, schools, etc, which share a common vision of how to provide education and learning that will help to ensure a more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable future for its region. It utilises the various complementary skills and experience of its various members to work on projects targeted at ameliorating specific sustainability problems in the region.
What the RCE is not. The RCE will not be a talking shop only, and it will not propose grand ideas that have little or no application in the real world. It will concentrate on practical ideas only that involve the people of the region, and that have real, concrete and visible outcomes with demonstrable impact on the accumulation of knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues.
What is the specific RCE proposal? We propose to establish an RCE focusing on the
What types of activities will the RCE focus on? For example, COZP currently operates a summer school for Czech and international students in the
What is expected of RCE partners? Partners are not expected to contribute money! Neither will they be expected to contribute much in the way of human resources in the beginning. Interested parties need only become involved in the exchange of ideas and contribute their existing knowledge and information about current activities. COZP will do the lion’s share of developing the RCE proposal for submission to the UNU. If the application is successful – we will find out by September 2012 – we can then begin to collaborate on specific projects.