12th annual international JTEFS/BBCC conference Sustainable Development. Culture. Education The State School of Higher Education in Chełm, 26–28 May 2014, Chełm, Poland Sustainable development and education for sustainable development in practice

Baltic & Black sea Circle Consortium (BBCC)

Baltic and Black sea Circe Consortium (BBCC) is an international network that unites researchers and practitioners in the fields of teacher education and education for sustainable development (ESD). Since its creation in 2005, the consortium has become a platform for experience exchange among researchers and experts in ESD from more than 20 countries around the world.  

BBCC members meet every year at the annual international scientific conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education”, which is hosted by a different consortium member state each year. Everyone who participates in this conference becomes a member of BBCC (receives a membership card). The member’s status gives an opportunity to join a ‘family’ of like-minded enthusiasts, get involved in collaborative research and international networking in the sphere of ESD.

 The Baltic and Black sea Circle Consortium was established in 2005 as an initiative in international cooperation between educational research and development institutions in the Baltic and Black Sea region, initially drawn from the countries around and near the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. BBCC historically was created on the basis of the cooperation network of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (JTET) which was established in 2002 (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS).  BBCC has evolved into a platform for experience exchange for international researchers and experts from the fields of education and sustainable development including the following countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Russia, Belarus, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Malta, USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Sweden, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Jamaica, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zeeland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Iran. 



Institute of Sustainable Education

The Institute of Sustainable Education was founded in 2003 as a scientific research structural unit of the Faculty of Education and Management. The main research fields of ISE are pedagogy, pedagogical and developmental psychology, management, as well as integrative research in the field of education and management.  

The aim of ISE is to carry out scientific research promoting investigation and implementation and encourages the development of education oriented towards sustainable development. ISE consists of three departments: department of scientific research, department of international projects and department of scientific editions. The most important tasks of ISE are: developing scientific work in the faculty, developing of master and doctoral programs in education and management, and developing a vision and methodological basis for sustainable development in education. Institute has a collaboration network with all the faculties of Daugavpils University, with Teacher Training Institutions of Latvia, Scientific Council of Academy of Science of Latvia as well as with Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.


Friday the 27th. 12th annual international JTEFS/BBCC conference.