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On December 3, 2015, Daugavpils University UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair, Baltic and Black Sea Concortium in educational research (BBCC) has approved the director and co-directors of a virtual Institute of Sustainable Education (ISE).

On the second day of UNESCO LNK and Daugavpils University’s conference “Bridging Education and Science for Sustainable Development”, namely, on December 3 rd , the members of the Baltic and Black Sea Consortium in educational research (BBCC) gathered for the meeting. The meeting has appointed BBCC members for the membership in the board of the BBCC international Institute of Sustainable Education (ISE). The agreement about the establishment of the virtual International ISE was confirmed at the 13th InternationalJTEFS/BBCC conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” that took place in Riga from May 5-6 in Riga Technical University (for more info, see www.du.lv).

 

The members appointed for the BBCC ISE board were invited to appoint the head of the virtual BBCC ISE. The board has confirmed for this position the candidature suggested by the UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair from Toronto professor  Charles Hopkins, namely,  BBCC ISE general director professor Siebren Miedema from the  VU University in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The head of the DU UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair professor Ilga Salīte suggested to appoint as BBCC ISE co-directors assoc. professor Dzintra Iliško and professor Anita Pipere from Daugavpils University (DU) BBCC ISE board members have supported this proposal.

The membership in a virtual ISE is seen in ISE home page (www.ise-lv.eu/). In December Daugavpils University’s ISE home page will be restored and will serve as a home page for the virtual BBCC ISE. Historically, the establishment of BBCC was supported by the Faculty of Education and Management and ISE was established in 2003.  After the reform processes in 2014, ISE was reorganized as a Centre of Sustainable Education, but the name of ISE was preserved by the BBCC, resulting in the establishment of virtual ISE within the BBCC network. 

Since 2000 universities who were engaged in BBCC network will continue educational research on education for sustainable development and teacher education.

 The cooperation of ISE and BBCC reflects the experience that can be described by the wisdom pronounced by the Latvian poet J. Rainis: “Pastāvās, kas pārvērtīsies…” (“One who changes will survive”).

Reforms in higher education and science invite transformations. DU Faculty of Education and Management and ISE in its dynamic development have created international BBCC network and prompted a development of Daugavpils University’s  UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair  and opened a virtual BBCC ISE. 

The Board of BBCC International virtual Institute of sustainable education

approved in the meeting of ISE members during the  2-3rd December (2015) conference in Daugavpils University

General Director and  Co-directors of BBCC ISE

 

 

Siebren

Miedema

VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Director of BBCC ISE

Dzintra

Iliško

Daugavpils University, Latvia

Co-director of BBCC ISE

Anita

Pipere

Daugavpils University, Latvia

Co-director in research publishing in UNESCO Chair in DU and BBCC

Co-directors of BBCC ISE from countries

 

 

Andreas

Brunold

University of Augsburg, Germany

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Gernany

Charlotte

Holland

RCE Dublin, Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development for the greater Dublin Region

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Ireland

Abdülkadir

Kabadayi

Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Turkey

Abbas

Bazargan

University of Teheran, Iran

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Iran

Marika

Veisson

Tallinn University, Estonia

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Estonia

Rytis

Vilkonis

Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Lithuania

Tuula

Keinonen

University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna campus, Finland

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Finland

Eugeniušz

Switala

Daugavpils University Latvia/Poland

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Poland, BBCC secretary

Domenico

Sgambati

Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella, Italy

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Italy

Lenka

Danielova

Mendel University in Brno, Czech republic

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Czech republic

Olena

Pometun

National Academy of Educational Science of Ukraine, Ukraine

Co-director of BBCC ISE from Ukraine

BBCC network coordinators from countries

 

 

Daniel

Fischer

Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

BBCC network coordinator from Germany

Tanja

Tillmanns

Dublin City University, Ireland

BBCC network coordinator from Ireland

Ulla

Harkonen

University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna campus, Finland

BBCC network coordinator from Finland

Lidija

Ušeckiene

Šiauliai University, Lithuania

BBCC network coordinator from Lithuania

Pavel

Vyletal

Mendel University in Brno, Czech republic

BBCC network coordinator from Czech republic

Barbara

Mazur

Bialystok Technological University, Poland

BBCC network coordinator from Poland

Tomasz

Zygmunt

State School of Higher Education, Poland

BBCC network coordinator from Poland

Oleksandra

Borysenko

Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine

BBCC network coordinator from Ukraine

Sofia

Saveleva

Association "Education for Sustainable Development", Belarus

BBCC network coordinator from Belarus

BBCC and REC (Regional Center of Expertise appointed by UNU) cooperation coordinators from countries

 

 

Detlev

Lindau-Bank

University of Vechta, Germany

BBCC and REC cooperation coordinator from Germany

Eridiana

Oļehnoviča

Daugavpils University, Latvia

BBCC and REC cooperation coordinator from Latvia

Rea

Raus

Statera, Statera Research Center, Estonia

BBCC and REC cooperation coordinator from Estonia

Rima

Bakutytė

Šiauliai University, Lithuania

BBCC and REC cooperation coordinator from Lithuania

Irina

Semko

Regional Center of Expertise “Eсodemia”, Belarus

BBCC and REC cooperation coordinator from Belarus

UNESCO Chairs and representatives from UNESCO National comissions

 

 

Charles

Hopkins

UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability, York University, Canada

Arjen

Wals

Wageningen University, Netherlands

UNESCO Chair

Ilga

Salīte

UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainable Development, Daugavpils University, Latvia

Baiba

Moļņika

UNESCO Latvijas Nacionālā komisija, Latvia