B.E.S.T. (Best Environmental Sustainable Technologies) for International Cooperation.

Awarded in the first edition of the "European award for best practice for the integration of SHD (Sustainable Human Development) into technology and engineering education”, in the context of the European project "Global Dimension in Engineering Education ‐ GDEE ",

Authors: Director of the work: Sabrina Sorlini, University of Brescia
Other Authors: Francesco Vitali, Mentore Vaccari, Carlo Collivignarelli
Description of the Proposal:

The issues of Sustainable Human Development (SHD) are often seen as far away from everyday reality in which young people live. The richness of practical experiences in the sector, often available at different scale at local level, gives the opportunity to make young people closer to these issues. Their involvement can be really important as an educational opportunity and as a chance to participate to cooperation projects in developing countries. CeTAmb (Research Centre on Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Management in Developing Countries), a research centre of the Department of Civil Engineering, architecture, Land, Environment and Mathematics (DICATAM) of the University of Brescia since April 2000, deals with international cooperation regarding the technicalenvironmental aspects, trying to work as a meeting point among the academic world, the international cooperation sector and the young people, in particular PhD, university and high school students. This summary presents the B.E.S.T. methodological approach proposed and applied by CeTAmb in the implementation of training and research activities addressed to young people as a technical support for NGOs working in developing countries.