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Presentations Development Policy: 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".

Promoter program

The One World Promoter Program has been co-financed since 2014. Currently, there are three regional offices and one migration office, a total of four full-time equivalent positions (FTE). The promoter positions are located at decentralized agencies and are divided among seven people. They help people to broaden their understanding of democracy, human rights and social diversity and to engage with the issues of "One World”.

One World Country Network

The One World State Network Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V. brings together associations, initiatives and individuals from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania who are committed to global justice and sustainable development. Currently, the state network has 53 members, including 34 development policy groups and associations and 19 individual members. The state network bundles the offers of the One World groups and qualifies them. The network currently employs seven people in part-time project positions. The One-World Network is active in various committees, such as the state working group on ESD, the NUN Commission, the NUE Award Council and the Board of Directors of the North-South Bridges.

The One World State Network coordinates the event series Weltwechsel with an annually changing annual theme. The approximately 80 individual events are carried out by 50-60 civil society actors. Through the project "Global Partnerships", the One World State Network Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bundles the activities of about 75 non-governmental organizations, schools and municipalities from Mecklenburg-West Pomerania with South-North partnerships. The project Fair-trade City of Rostock takes care of municipal procurement, the visibility of fair trade and organizes the state-wide networking of fair trade activists. In September 2019, the latest project of the One World State Network Mecklenburg-Vorpommern started on the topic of agriculture in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in a global context.

Education for sustainable development at schools

Education for sustainable development/global learning is implemented in the Ministry of Education and Child Day Promotion via ESD regional advisors in the four state school offices, the vocational school supervisory authority and is technically 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 organizations works under its leadership.

The IQ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern organizes an annual state-wide ESD 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 centers. 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 collaboration with universities, research institutions, museum educators, and the Ministry of Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas and Environment:


    12 Forest educational modules

To implement the Orientation Framework for Global Development Learning in the context of an ESD, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, together with Engagement Global (EG), has implemented two state initiatives within the school program of the German 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. Via 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-West Pomerania" (ESD Model Schools M-V) at ten general education schools. These schools, together with cooperation partners and the LAG BNE, 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 extracurricular, or actors in non-formal education will be 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 extracurricular ESD providers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern now numbers 31. The educational offerings include seminars, courses, project days for schools, daycare centers, but also for adults, in which future topics are taught.;

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