During the 7th Global RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development) Conference, which took place at the city of Tongyeong, Korea, the first RCE Recognition Awards were conferred by the Global RCE Service Centre of the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies. The RCE Award recognizes good practices in education for sustainable development that have ‘translated existing local knowledge into concrete sustainability change practices, and empowered individuals and communities to make sustainable choices for the future. The nominated projects provided evidence of involvement of diverse actors in addressing local sustainable development challenges through dialogue, education, research and multi-stakeholder learning’ (UNU-IAS, 2012).
EduCamp was submitted for the award by Dr. Hani Sewilam from RCE Cairo. All submitted RCE projects were presented at the Global RCE Conference in Tongyeong. EduCamp was presented by Marlene Mader, RCE Graz-Styria, on behalf of Dr. Sewilam, who could not attend the conference. The contribution of EduCamp focused on multi-stakeholder learning through multi-level cooperation of RCEs. EduCamp was awarded the RCE Recognition Award for its contribution to enabling multi-level collaborative learning and upscaling of ESD practices.