Aims of ENSI
Environment and School Initiatives (ENSI) is a decentralised international network.
ENSI brings together school initiatives, educators and other stakeholders in countries worldwide to promote and understand activities promoting sustainable development in schools and their communities.
ENSI supports educational developments that promote environmental understanding, active approaches to teaching and learning, and citizenship education, through research and the exchange of experiences internationally.
Programme of work
ENSI's main areas of work in the field of environmental school initiatives include:
- initiating, co-ordinating and supporting research and school development activities;
publishing and disseminating these activities;
- promoting international exchange, understanding and co-operation, including co-operating with other international organisations and programmes;
- making policy recommendations and/or statements as appropriate.
Under the above main areas of work, ENSI undertakes activities such as:
- developing and sharing research and school development strategies and tools;
- organising international workshops, seminars and conferences;
- disseminating approved experiences and researched programmes.
Full Membership / Statutory Member
ENSI is a government based network. Only governments or non governmental organisations, institutions or associations with a mandate from their government can become full members of ENSI. To become a member, countries:
inform the ENSI Secretariat,
nominate a country co-ordinator,
pay the financial contribution as determined annually by the Annual General Meeting.
Associate membership / Associated Member
Institutions, associations or non governmental organisations can become associate members of ENSI. Associate members:
can participate in ENSI activities,
are heard, i.e. can bring in their ideas and proposals, but have no voting right,
pay an amount of 50 % of the actual ENSI annual membership fee.
The ENSI executive retains to have the right on the eligibility for membership. Under special circumstances the membership fee may be determined by the ENSI executive.
ENSI has the following organisational structures:
- Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- Executive Committee
- International Decentralised Secretariat
- Ongoing international collaboration