Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development (SusDev)

Project Overview

Project Title Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development (SusDev)
Project Number 574056-EPP-1-2016-1-PL-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 712.683
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland) - Project Coordinator
• Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (Portugal)
• Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
• KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
• Association For European Life Sciences Universities (Belgium)
• The Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution Of Higher Education The Saratov State Agrarian University Named After N.I. Vavilov (Russia)
• State Educational Institution Of The Higher Professional Education Moscow State University Of Food Productions (Russia)
• Omsk State Technical University (Russia)
• Federal State Educational Budget Institution Of Higher Vocational Training Moscow State University Of Geodesy And Cartography (Russia)
• Agrotex-Semena (Russia)
• Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution Of Higher Professional Education Tula State University (Russia)
• Federal State Educational Establishment Of Higher Professional Education Russian State Agrarian University-Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (Russia)
• Ministry Of Education And Science Of The Russian Federation (Russia)
• Ministry Of Education And Science (Kazakhstan)
• M.Kh. Dulaty Taraz State University (Kazakhstan)
• Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (Kazakhstan)
• Kazakh National Agrarian University (Kazakhstan)
• Khalel Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University (Kazakhstan)
• West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technicaluniversity After Zhangir Khan (Kazakhstan)
• Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution For Higher Education Siberian Federal University (Russia)
• Republican State Enterprise Operating Under The Right Of Economic Management A.Baitursynov Kostanay Stateuniversity Of Ministry Of Education (Kazakhstan)
• Kazakhstan Agency Of Applied Ecology (Kazakhstan)
• Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien (Austria)
• Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (Poland)
• Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution Of Higher Professional State University Of Land Use Planning (Russia)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Stefan Ignar, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Project Coordinator),
  • Monika Techmanska-Jastrzebska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Project Manager),
  • Nadezhda Kamynina, Moscow State University Of Geodesy And Cartography (National Coordinator for Russia),
  • Yuliya Borisova, Kazakh National Agrarian University (National Coordinator for Kazakhstan),
Beneficiary National government

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project aims at development of Lifelong Learning training programmes fostering the green skills of different target groups and for three different subject areas closely related to quality of life at large (ecology, food science and land management). Green skills will be promoted among different types of learners through lifelong learning channels and using new IT possibilities, starting from results of previous projects concerning curriculum development and sectoral qualifications frameworks for three complementary subject areas conditioning better quality of life (ecology, food sciences and land management).

Fostering green skills improves quality of courses and positively influences qualifications framework descriptors. We have thus “the flywheel effect”: educators gain momentum from a model for continuous improvement.

A systemic approach based on “complex adaptive systems” methodology will be used. It will give theoretical framework for designing, testing and putting into motion “self-organization” mechanisms within the consortium and support feedback mechanisms between the project and its environment.

Project’s activities and outcomes will have anticipatory character, preparing target groups for future challenges and demands. Although various “green agendas” are present in public space, at the level of both education providers and labour market agents the awareness of the importance of sustainable development and of future needs for green skills and green jobs is still not too visible. Raising this consciousness shall lead to increased self-reflection on the resposibility for the future of our society.


  • To enhance the role of Higher Education Institutions in ensuring sustainable development of industry and society.
  • To support national “green policies” in Partner Countries.
  • To promote “green culture” by means of Lifelong Learning.
Project Objectives
  • To develop modules to foster green skills for different target groups and qualifications levels.
  • To enhance access of target groups to open education resources, promotion of LLL.
  • To enhance green culture and continuing education through training of teaching staff, external stakeholders and public administration.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Agriculture and Food Processing, Forestry and Wood Processing
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects


  1. Partnership meeting in Coimbra: training sessions, focus group on stakeholders involvement, decisions on course modules for subject areas.
  2. Submission of mid-term Technical Report.
  3. Cluster meeting of Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects in Kazakhstan.
  4. Analysis of “Green policies and practices” in European Union and in Partner Countries.
  5. Developing modules to foster green skills for different target groups and qualifications levels.
Project Results
  • The analysis of sectoral qualification frameworks worked out in previous TEMPUS projects and parallel desk research on green skills related materials used.
  • Three “green training modules”, concerning food science, ecology and land management designed, tested and implemented.
  • The OER Repository created and its sustainability (“life after life”) through appropriate regulations and support mechanisms ensured.
  • A Green OER Network to provide mutual support and feedback platform for project beneficiaries created. Synergy with other European initiatives sought, due to participation of consortium members in various European networks and organizations (Coimbra Group, EURASHE, FREREF etc.).

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