Education and development of competence

Sustainable development requires the ability and interest of people to follow the development of society and the global community, to engage in discussion on the topic and to act in line with the conditions of sustainable development. People develop these skills and interests in their families, early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions as well as leisure time.

The overall development of the level of education serves as an indicator of the development of competence at the population level. While the level of education is measured based on the numbers of qualifications completed in educational institutions of different levels, adult education and its various practices also develop competence.

Indicators selected by a network of experts

  1. The number of daycare centres, schools and educational institutions with a focus on sustainable development
  2. Life-long learning and participation in training
  3. Research and development costs, share of GDP
  4. Societal skills and literacy

Linkage to the objectives of Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

Equal prospects for well-being
A participatory society for citizens
Sustainable employment
A carbon-neutral society
A resource-wise economy
Lifestyles respectful of the carrying capacity of nature
Decision-making respectful of nature