Youth Glocalisers for Change


A partnership between Bildünger, Ashoka Austria, Plattform Footprint and Gaia Education

March 2019 - March 2020

The Youth Glocalisers for Change training programme holds the vision of an informed, empowered, imaginative and inter-connected generation of Austrian Youth Glocalisers, able and willing to adapt lifestyles and consumer behaviours to planetary boundaries while achieving the SDGs by 2030.

Bildünger and Ashoka Austria, in their commitment to create a long-term open space for the exchange and development of ideas in Austrian education, are supporting Gaia Education and Plattform Footprint, to bring the SDGs and dynamic, participatory sustainable education into Austrian secondary schools.

Whilst it is universally acknowledged that the SDGs need to be achieved urgently, how does this change become reality on the ground? In Austria, there has been concern about the lack of participatory and holistic education on sustainability issues, to empower young people to become the confident changemakers society so very much needs.

This programme aims to bridge that gap.

This project was supported by the Sinnbildungsstiftung.

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Project Objectives


To support Austrian students to become ‘glocalisers’, we are developing a youth-focused training package, which blends Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint in schools with Gaia Education’s cutting edge curricula and participatory methodology for sustainable development. We will pilot the educational package in schools, working with 250 students, providing a hands-on learning experience which measures their footprint on Earth and looks at ways to reduce this so that our societies tread more lightly. 

Gaia Education’s Whole Systems Design Framework and SDG Training for Multipliers will be adapted for the young students, so that they can explore the SDGs within a dynamic, question-focused framework, and gain tools and ideas from the the world’s most innovative eco-communities  and transition projects.

You can read and download this programme report here.

To view the outputs of the project and to download the classroom resources, visit our German webpage for the project here.


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