BOOM Receives the National UNESCO Award “Education for Sustainable Development”!

Launched in 2019, our BOOM holiday camps offered participants a unique opportunity to explore the jobs of the future and get insights into societal challenges, consumption trends, and ways to more sustainable lifestyles. Through the BOOM camps, teenagers and young adults had the chance to discover their strengths and be empowered to face the future with curiosity and enthusiasm. In October 2022, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German UNESCO Commission recognised BOOM’s contribution by awarding the project with the National Award – Education for Sustainable Development 2022/2023.

Dr. Andrea Ruyter-Petznek, Head of the Education in Regions Unit, Education for Sustainable Development at the the Federal Ministry of Education and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, Secretary General of the German UNESCO Commission awarded 22 actors for their outstanding commitment.

The 22 award-winning initiatives reach people with innovative educational offers, content and ideas, and empower learners to actively and responsibly participate in shaping a sustainable future.

BOOM was awarded on grounds of its exemplary commitment to sustainable development through education and a special dedication to the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals.

The BOOM project has hosted 10 camps in the period 2019-2022 on diverse topics such as ‘daily consumption’, ‘energy and mobility’, ‘building and living’, and ‘food’. In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and at times under strict health and safety measures, the BOOM camps hosted a total of 221 participants.

The CSCP was responsible for content development such as workshop formats and camp design as well as planning the handicraft projects for all 10 camps. The award is a recognition and motivation for pedagogical teams, craftspeople, and the project partners to carry on the BOOM legacy beyond the project cycle and chart new pathways to support teenagers and adults shape a sustainable future with their careers.

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