Burgenlandkreis becomes a model community for “sustainable development” education

The Burgenlandkreis has established itself as a model municipality for education in sustainable development. In close cooperation with institutions from the region and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, new measures are to be developed to promote sustainable education.
The focus is on the holistic teaching of educational topics that are directly related to sustainability. Important topics here are sustainability, climate protection, ecological awareness and resource conservation.
In the long term, the project should contribute to making education in the region more sustainable and thus make a valuable contribution to environmental protection. With its pioneering role as a model municipality, the Burgenlandkreis is likely to serve as a model for other regions in this regard as well.

The background of the model community Burgenlandkreis

The Burgenlandkreis becomes a model municipality for education in sustainable development. Of course, this decision does not come out of the blue. The Burgenlandkreis has been considered a pioneer in the promotion of education and environmental awareness for several years now.

With numerous projects and initiatives such as “Sauberhaftes Burgenlandkreis” (“Clean Burgenland District”) and “Education for Sustainability has convinced the region. The focus is always on the idea of raising people’s awareness in the long term and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

  • The “Sauberhaftes Burgenlandkreis” project aims to contribute to waste reduction.
  • “Education for sustainability” is to promote environmental awareness.

The model municipality is thus a logical step and confirms the commitment of the Burgenlandkreis to sustainability and education. As a model municipality, the Burgenlandkreis will continue to develop and implement innovative projects.

The model project “Sustainable Education” in the Burgenland district

Burgenlandkreis was selected as a model municipality for the “Sustainable Education” project. The aim of the project is to promote education for sustainable development in schools and educational institutions. In particular, the topics of the environment, social issues and the economy are to be integrated into the curriculum in a sustainable manner.

In cooperation with various educational institutions, teachers and the administration of the Burgenlandkreis, a concept was developed, which is now being jointly implemented. Various approaches are being pursued to sensitize students to the topic of sustainability.

A central measure is the training of teachers to sensitize them to the topic of sustainability and to enable them to integrate the topic into their lessons. In addition, school buildings and facilities are also being designed sustainably and schools are being supported to raise their sustainable profile.

  • Through projects, workshops and excursions, students will be directly introduced to the topic and learn how they themselves can contribute to sustainability.
  • Cooperation with the local economy is also of great importance in order to show the students that sustainability is also an important factor in the economy.

The model municipality Burgenlandkreis is to act as a pioneer for sustainable education in Germany and is thus an important step towards a sustainable future.

Objective of the Burgenlandkreis as a model municipality for education “sustainable development

Burgenlandkreis has set itself the goal of becoming a leader in education for sustainable development. Through targeted measures and projects, teachers, students and the entire population of the district are involved in equal measure.

The aim is to promote sustainable development at all levels. The global challenges of the future, such as climate change and the use of resources, will also be taken into consideration. Education for sustainable development is thus to become an important component of district development.

In order to achieve this objective, the Burgenlandkreis is planning numerous activities, such as workshops, training courses and the development of teaching materials. In addition, close cooperation with other model communities and educational institutions is to be sought.

  • Education for all: The objective of the Burgenlandkreis is to establish education for sustainable development not only in schools, but also in companies, associations and the general public.
  • Participation: The Burgenlandkreis attaches great importance to the active participation of all stakeholders in the implementation of education for sustainable development. Everyone should be able to contribute their ideas and knowledge.
  • Sustainability: Not only in terms of content, but also in the implementation of the measures, the idea of sustainability is to be taken into account. Socially and environmentally compatible solutions are to be found.

With its goal of establishing Burgenlandkreis as a model community for “sustainable development” education, the district is setting an example toward a sustainable future. By promoting education for sustainable development, an awareness of global interrelationships is to be created, thus taking an important step toward a sustainable society.


As part of the “Sustainable Development” project the Burgenlandkreis has established partnerships with various organizations and institutions to work together on sustainable solutions. One of these partnerships is with local agriculture, which helps promote environmental sustainability through environmentally sound technologies and sustainable farming practices.

The Burgenlandkreis has also entered into partnerships with educational institutions in order to raise awareness of sustainability and related issues. A variety of workshops and training sessions for students and teachers will be offered to deepen and implement knowledge about sustainable development.

Burgenlandkreis becomes a model community for 'sustainable development' education

In addition, the Burgenlandkreis has entered into cooperation with businesses and industrial companies to jointly develop measures for a sustainable economy. Through innovative technologies and the implementation of sustainable practices, these companies can make their contribution to global sustainability.

Burgenlandkreis becomes a model community for 'sustainable development' education
  • Partnerships with local agriculture
  • Partnerships with educational institutions
  • Partnerships with companies and industrial enterprises

By working together in these partnerships, the Burgenlandkreis contributes to sustainable development and becomes a model for other communities and regions in Germany.

Sustainable development reaches the Burgenlandkreis

In terms of education, Burgenlandkreis will become a model municipality for “sustainable development” in the future. This means that schools and kindergartens in the district will set out to integrate the topics of sustainability, environmental protection and social justice into their daily teaching routine.

This project is not only intended to raise awareness of the environment, but also to promote the educational opportunities of children and young people. The focus is on a holistic perspective that takes equal account of ecological, economic and social aspects.

In order to achieve these goals, schools and kindergartens in Burgenland County will be supported through continuing education and consulting services. Collaboration with extracurricular partners, such as clubs and businesses, will also be strengthened to link school-based instruction with hands-on projects.

  • Improving educational opportunities by integrating sustainability into everyday classroom instruction
  • Holistic perspective that takes into account environmental, economic and social aspects
  • Continuing education and counseling for schools and kindergartens
  • Collaboration with extracurricular partners to make lessons more practical

The initiators of the project hope that Burgenlandkreis will be perceived as a model region for sustainable education in Germany and that other communities will follow suit.

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