RCE Hamburg and Region

The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) for the greater area of Hamburg, Lüneburg and Lübeck bay is officially chaired by, and since 2014 also coordinated by, the Sustainability and Climate Change Management Research and Transger Center (FTZ-NK) at HAW Hamburg. Since 2015, the RCE's networking activities have explicitly targeted higher education institutions that commit themselves to education on sustainable development through their activities.

The vision of the RCE is to work in an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-institutional manner, with a special focus on incorporating education on sustainable development into the contexts and learning environments of higher education institutions (HEIs). HEIs are playing a major role regarding support and capacity building on topics related to sustainability and sustainable development. They act as facilitators of societal innovation and have the power to lay the groundwork for important discussions about changes towards a more sustainable way of living.

Although it focuses on higher education institutions, the RCE will also include local and regional actors (formal and informal educational institutions, research institutions, higher education institutions, communities, authorities, companies, NGOs, etc.) involved in education on sustainable development in its activities, especially the events organised and undertaken in the framework of the RCE. It is the RCE’s role to foster synergies, the exchange of knowledge and best practices, and networking among local actors.

The Role of RCEs

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Activities of the RCE for Hamburg and Region

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