The I.S.L.E Association was created in June 2012 following the success of an Erasmus Networks project (2010-2013) entitled “Innovation in the teaching of Sustainable development in Life Sciences in Europe” and one of its aims is to take part in other European and International projects linked to sustainability.
A State of the art in the teaching of Sustainable Development in Europe
A Good Practices Compendium for Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Guidelines for teaching sustainability within Life Sciences
An ISLE "label" to recognise teaching programs focused or dedicated to sustainable development
An Innovation Practices compendium
A “Sustainable Practices & Innovation” Professionalization Fair linking Education, Entreprises and Civil society
Professionalisation Practices in Sustainability for Life Science Universities
A publication entitled "Sustainable development: an employers’ perspective"
The "ISLELearn" Moodle Platform
All these outcomes can be found on the ISLE Members'portal
I.S.L.E Erasmus Networks Project
The I.S.L.E Erasmus Networks project “Innovation in the Teaching of Sustainable development in Life Sciences in Europe” was approved by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the EU in 2010 for a duration of 3 years.
The project involved 39 Higher Education institutions, Research institutes, enterprises and NGOs from 30 countries interested in introducing the concept of sustainable development in their curricula and/or institutions having had experience in this area, who are willing to transmit their know-how on this subject.
The I.S.L.E project fostered innovation regarding a transverse, cross-cutting and interdisciplinary issue: tools in order to develop and transfer innovation in the introduction of the concept of Sustainable development in the teaching of Life Sciences.
The I.S.L.E project proposed something new and focused on a theme that had not been investigated enough. “Everyone” talks about Sustainable development, and in terms of education, there is Research is available on the subject, but it is not formatted and requires huge changes to make it work in an interdisciplinary way.