Development policy in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
The Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs is responsible for development cooperation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It coordinates the tasks of development cooperation with the ministries involved and all social institutions concerned. The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations for the period 2015 to 2030 serve as a guideline for political decisions. Fundamental development policy issues are coordinated with representatives of the ministries, the Association of Towns and Municipalities, the One World State Network, the Society for International Cooperation, RENN Nord and other responsible bodies at the annual "Round Table".
The One World Promoter Programme has been co-financed since 2014. Currently, there are three regional offices, one migration office and the state coordination office, with a total of 4.65 full-time equivalent positions. The promoters are based at decentralised agencies and are divided among nine people. They help people to broaden their understanding of democracy, human rights and social diversity and to deal with the issues of "One World" (Eine Welt).
One World Country Network (Eine-Welt-Landesnetzwerk)
The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania One World Network brings together associations, initiatives and individuals from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania who are committed to global justice and sustainable development. The state network currently has 59 members, 41 of which are development policy groups and associations and 18 individual members. The state network bundles the offers of the One World groups and qualifies them. Ten staff members are currently employed in part-time project positions. The One-World Network is active in various bodies, such as the State Working Group on ESD, the NUN Commission, the NUE Award Council and the Board of Directors of the Nord-Süd-Brücken.
The One World Network coordinates the event series Weltwechsel (World Change) with an annually changing theme. The approximately 80 individual events are organised by 50-60 civil society actors. Through the project "Global Partnerships", the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania One World Network bundles the activities of around 75 non-governmental organisations, schools and municipalities from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with South-North partnerships. The project Fair-trade City of Rostock takes care of municipal procurement, the visibility of Fair Trade and organises the state-wide networking of activists in the field of Fairtrade. The project Global Agriculture contributes to sustainable and globally just agriculture. The project "Arriving in MV" makes the perspective of people with a history of flight and immigration visible within development policy work.
The One World Network publishes a monthly email newsletter with around 700 addressees. The podcast GlobalLokal is also published.
Education for sustainable development in schoolsEducation for Sustainable Development/Global Learning is implemented in the Ministry of Education and Child Day Promotion via ESD regional advisors in the four State Education Offices, the Vocational School Inspectorate and is professionally supported in the Institute for Quality Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (IQ M-V).A state working group on Education for Sustainable Development (LAG BNE) with over 40 members from various ministries and non-governmental organisations works under its leadership.
The IQ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern organises an annual state-wide ESD (BNE) conference for schools together with the LAG BNE.
Within the LAG BNE, various working groups work on the topics of networking and public relations, lesson development, teacher training and certification of schools and daycare centres.Here, ideas, ways and concepts are developed on how, among other things, contents of development cooperation can be incorporated into lessons and teacher training and further education, and how the cooperation of school and non-school ESD actors as well as communication can be improved.New teaching materials have been developed in cooperation with universities, research institutions, museum educators and the Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas and the Environment:
- PlasticSchool: plasticschool.de
- 12 Forest education modules
To implement the Orientation Framework for Global Development Education in the context of an ESD, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, together with Engagement Global (EG), has implemented two state initiatives within the school programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).From 2017 to 2019, the three-year cross-state project "Fit for Tomorrow" ran in vocational preparation at vocational schools.Using ESD teaching-learning concepts at one school each in Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the vocational orientation and motivation of young people without school-leaving qualifications and/or with refugee experience was improved.From September 2018 to the end of 2021, we implemented the model project "Schools of the Future - Self-Determined Pathways to High Achievers in Educational Landscapes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania" (ESD Model Schools M-V) at ten general education schools.These schools, together with cooperation partners and the LAG BNE, have set out to further develop and effectively implement the whole school approach in their schools.
Non-formal education for sustainable development
Education shapes the future.And it is "North German and sustainable - now".The certification and quality development of non-formal education actors is being further intensified in the states of the nun partnership, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.The certification process helps to introduce and further develop quality standards for ESD in the non-formal and informal education sector.The tasks of the office have been taken over by ÜberMorgen gGmbH on behalf of the Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas and the Environment. The network of certified non-school ESD providers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania now numbers 31. The educational offers include seminars, courses, project days for schools, day-care centres but also for adults, in which future topics are taught.