and Subject Introduction
event includes a workshop on sustainable development goals and environmental
aspects. The presentation starts by defining sustainable development and
explaining how this concept was developed in the United Nations platform. It is
emphasised that sustainable development is based on the principle of meeting
today's needs while not jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet
their own needs.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
presentation explains the transition from 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
adopted in 2000 to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Each of
these goals aims to address global challenges by covering different areas of
development. These goals include ending poverty, eradicating hunger, providing
quality education, achieving gender equality and increasing access to clean
water and sanitation services.
workshop places a special emphasis on the environmental dimension of
sustainable development. Environmental sustainability involves making a
commitment to reduce environmental risks and measuring the environmental impact
of activities. Challenges in this area include conserving natural energy and
agricultural resources, reducing carbon footprint and achieving sustainable development
Economic and Social Sustainability
the activity, it is emphasised that economic sustainability requires
profitability in order for businesses to survive, but profitability should be achieved
without creating negative impacts on people and the environment. In the social
sustainability section, issues such as social equality, education, gender
equality are discussed and the goals in these areas and what can be done to
achieve these goals are explained.
Project Introduction and Conclusion
the last part of the activity, an example of a project that will contribute to
sustainable development goals is presented. This project is explained through
the example of a municipality that is trying to get support from EU funds by
participating in a sustainable cities competition. The presentation inspires
young researchers to develop their own project ideas and consider how these
projects can be linked to sustainable development goals.
Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Participants can gain
basic knowledge about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the
United Nations, which aim to promote global sustainability by 2030.
Critical Thinking and Analysis: By analysing the presentation and using critical
thinking skills, participants can evaluate why sustainable development is
important and what steps need to be taken to achieve these goals.
Global Citizenship and Responsibility: Participants become aware of
understanding and taking responsibility for global issues. They are also encouraged
to think about how they can contribute to sustainability on an individual and
Communication Skills: Discussions and evaluations over the presentation can
help participants develop their ability to express their own ideas clearly and
Project Management and Implementation: Through the example projects and
practices mentioned in the activity, participants can gain practical knowledge
on project management and implementing sustainable development projects.
Multidisciplinary Approach: By understanding that sustainable development
brings together various disciplines, participants can gain experience in
combining knowledge from different fields and producing integrated solutions.