Bonn, 22 September (Special Correspondent): A two days symposium titled „From Knowledge to Action“ How can European Adult Education Turn into Sustainable Engagement? was held in Gustav-Stressemann Institute in Bonn on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The symposium was inaugurated and addressed by Dr. Dominic Larue, Education Consultant of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, while Lea Dohm from Psychologists for Future and Eva Heinen from DVV International presented the scientific papers. Susanne Rodemann-Kalkan from Future Labor and Sabine Bertram from Bildungsfrauen facilitated the sessions including fishbowl, group works, 3D-model, poster presentation, listening with 3 ears, elevator pitch and travel route methods.
More than one hundred representatives from educational institutions and resource centres in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands took part in the symposium. Ten model sustainable projects from different cities in Germany were presented in the symposium and also in the project market for sharing best practices among partner organisations, civil society organisations and educational institutions. On behalf of Life Learning Development e.V. Project Manager Natasha Shrestha and Project Consultant Dr. Hossain Abdul Hai attended the symposium and presented the objectives, activities, sustainable strategies and impacts of the project Social Growth for Circular Fashion (SoGFash).
It is notable that LLD e.V. has been implementing this project in order to help women acquire the needed skills of the circular fashion processes and traditional heritage techniques in the textile production and marketing in cooperation with Afridat Innovation from Germany, Fashion Revolution Ceska republika ZS from Czech Republic, IED – Istituto Europeo Di Design SL from Spain, The Nest Social Cooperative Enterprise from Greece and Mine Vaganti NGO from Italy, which is funded by the European Union.
The project included pragmatic green activities including social growth and empowerment workshop, green fashion tour, textile technique workshops on heritage or sustainable techniques, upcycling workshop, ethical and transparent supply chain workshop, developing education kit and training module for capacity building and vocational education for schools, universities and institutions.