The first training program of the Academy of Sustainable Development was held as part of the Sustainable Truth project

12.03.2024 | Featured, Featured, ODRAZ news, ODRAZ news

On March 7 and 8, 2024, the first training program of the Academy of Sustainable Development was held in Zagreb as part of the Sustainable Truth project. The aim of the Academy is to contribute to the activation of teachers and partners in the development of competences, active participation and the disclosure of misinformation in the field of sustainable development.

The goal of the Sustainable Truth project is to strengthen society’s resistance to misinformation by reducing the amount of misinformation, misinformation and fake news in the public space, strengthening information reliability and safety when consuming media content and using social networks, strengthening the quality of journalism and credible reporting, and strengthening media literacy.


The program started with getting to know each other. The participants were representatives of partner organizations:

Polytechnic with right of publicity Baltazar Zaprešić, Polytechnic in Virovitica and TV Zapad. The trainers were Elizabet Gašparov and Magdalena Makar from the association ODRAZ.

After the presentation of the participants, a presentation was held on sustainable development and the Global Goals of Sustainable Development. Through interactive work, participants learned why sustainable development is important and what are the main challenges and solutions in achieving sustainability. Divided into three groups, the participants had the task of connecting the sub-goals (targets) of the Global Goals with the 17 main Goals. After that, they chose the three most important Global Goals and checked the success in implementing those goals at the national and EU level using EUROSTAT’s statistical tools. They presented their solutions to other groups.

After the group work, the task of which was to learn more about the Goals, a presentation on climate change was held, in which the current situation was presented, as well as climate scenarios that are possible if the economy and society continue according to the same economic principle.

The second day of the program continued with the topic of climate. The participants had the opportunity to be in the role of decision makers and different interest groups through the EN-Roads group work, a simulation model used to test climate solutions and generate climate scenarios for the future. After the group work, they presented their solutions to the other groups, and the participants commented on their scenarios. The program ended with a presentation on disinformation in the field of sustainable development. Participants learned about sustainability, consumerism, recycling, environmental degradation and digital technologies.




The project is financed by the European Union – NextGenerationEU. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.


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