New Jobs through ESD competences


Project Team

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ute Stoltenberg
  • Verena Holz, M.A.


Objective of the project

NJ ESD is a tri-national project targeting on regional development towards sustainable development in the province of Grosseto, Tuskany/Italy. The objective is to increase and enhance local competencies and resources in order to advance the economic, social, ecologic and cultural development of this region, using the existing potential in a large and comprising transformation process. The Institute for integrative Studies is providing its experience and competencies to this project by bringing in its scientific advice.

Project description

The project is working on different levels and operates with three target groups: partners from the public administration, from education and business. In the course of the project several workshops and education initiatives will take place, organized by a local ESD institution – la Finoria. In the course of this project the Institute for integrative Studies will provide its good-practice experiences and support the project with its theoretical and didactical competencies. The initial meeting took of all partners place in March 2011 in Grosseto. Two other competence building meetings until 2011 are intended.

Duration of the project

2010 – 2012 (two years)


The project is co-financed by the European Union program Leonardo da Vinci.

Project partners

  • Amministrazione Provinciale Grosseto Provincia di Grosseto
settore Formazione Professionale
  • Confindustria Grosseto
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Malmö Municipality
  • ENSI Environment and School Initiatives Belgium
  • Laboratorio Educazione Ambientale “La Finoria” Gavorrano
  • Green Economics Institute (United Kingdom)