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Ahead of EU Green Week, the Bridge 47 community, a vibrant coalition of people and organisations from throughout continents, is launching a collection of coverage papers that emphasize the EU’s must prioritise Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of their coverage responses to the local weather emergency and different world crises.  
SDG Four focuses on high quality training and inside that Target 4.7 focuses on the sort of transformative training wanted to achieve sustainable improvement and equip people with abilities to cope with occasions of uncertainty corresponding to the present COVID-19 disaster. The Bridge 47 community goals to facilitate collaboration between members on transformative training at a worldwide degree.  
The ‘Envision 4.7 Policy Papers’ define how the Commission’s six political priorities – the Green Deal, Future of Europe, Digital Education Plan, A Strong Social Europe for Just Transition, European Education Area and New European Consensus on Development – all stand to learn from the inclusion and implementation of SDG Target 4.7, which focuses on transformative training. This is life-long and value-based studying, designed to advertise world citizenship, sustainable improvement, human rights and gender equality.  
Rilli Lappalainen, Director of Sustainable Development for Fingo and Chair and Founder of Bridge 47 stated, “To achieve the transformative vision of Agenda 2030, we need to change the way we think and act. This change requires the prioritisation of SDG 4.7, which outlines the need for transformative education and demonstrates how education can help us achieve all the SDGs. After the success of last year’s Envision 4.7 event, the Bridge 47 Network are both delighted to release the Envision 4.7 Policy Papers, which offer guidance on the importance and necessary inclusion of SDG 4.7 in the Commission’s policy priorities.” 
These coverage papers construct on the momentum of Bridge 47’s Envision 4.7 occasion held in Helsinki in November 2019, which introduced collectively 200 training practitioners, teachers, authorities representatives, civil servants and civil society organisations from around the globe to create the Envision 4.7 Roadmap, a collaborative coverage roadmap for the implementation of SDG Target 4.7 in Europe.  
Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), co-chair of the EESC civil society liaison group and a part of the Envision 4.7 Roadmap drafting committee, added, “The Envision 4.7 conference brought together different sectors in a European context. There were people from local, regional and national organisations, some working in education, others not. The Lifelong Learning Platform took part as we believe learning is a lifelong experience, which is meant to ensure equity, social cohesion and active citizenship. The co-creation process of writing the Envision 4.7 Roadmap demonstrated why cross-sectorial collaboration is key, bringing diverse perspectives together for a common cause.” 
Continuing with the identical spirit of collaboration, a coverage working group was established to take the work of Envision 4.7. ahead, together with community members corresponding to LLLP and SOLIDAR. This resulted within the Envision 4.7 Policy Papers. 
Latvian MEP Dace Melbarde, an attendee at Envision 4.7 and member of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group, welcomes the launch of the coverage papers at a time of nice uncertainty for a lot of however a vital second for the EU by way of not dropping focus or momentum on Europe’s response to the local weather disaster forward of EU Green Week 2020.
Melbarde, a Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), stated, “Global citizenship education is paramount to help cope when a crisis is felt. We need transformative education more than ever to help tackle the issues we face during the current Covid-19 pandemic and the existential threat posed by climate change and environmental degradation. This should be reflected in the delivery of the EU political priorities for 2019-2024.” 
It might be argued that the difficulties and inequalities amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic are solely prone to improve because the destabilising results of local weather change are felt throughout Europe and past. The Bridge 47 community consider that people of all ages must be outfitted with the data and abilities to have the ability to suppose critically about present buildings, join their actions with their impacts and have interaction positively with the world round them as lively world residents.  
Along with the coverage papers, a collection of animations have just lately been launched showcasing why SDG Target 4.7 and transformative training must be recognised by the EU as a significant mechanism for reaching constructive change in response to world challenges, together with the local weather emergency. The EU priorities for 2019-2024 supply a possibility for the European Union to commit to observe the power of training, in its numerous varieties, to interact with world points and challenges.  

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