This practice describes the recent work of the Sectoral Committee for Education and Training (CS / 11) namely the work of GT1 – Working Group for SDG integration in Education and Training Institutions (ETI) sharing information and experiences on a voluntary basis building partnerships through collaborative benchmarking processes.
CS / 11 develops collaborative benchmarking practices operationalized in monthly meetings, where integration of SDG in Education and Training Institutions is discussed and best practices are shared. With the involvement of 34 Portuguese Higher Education Institutions (HEI), 7 Training Institutions (TI), 7 Representative associations from different areas (parents, teachers, school board directors) and 5 public agencies or regulators, CS / 11 worked in the last two years in a collaborative way, sharing information among its members and with the whole community on the topic of Sustainability in Education and Training and the integration of the SDGs in Education and Training Institutions. In its plan for the 2019-2021 triennium, CS / 11 set itself the objective of working on the implementation of the SDGs in Education and Training aware that the focus of this sector should be on SDGs No. 4 and No. 17, the first as a guarantee of an inclusive, equitable and of quality, which lasts throughout life; the second because of the imperative to solve the problems our society faces in a network of IEF available to develop collaborative benchmarking practices, discussing the integration of SDG in Education and Training Institutions and sharing best practices.
The theme of the SDGs was thus constituted as an instrument for the joint work of the entire educational building, opening doors to a non-existent collaboration, to date. In this sense, it was important to find a project that would put the various sectors of education and training to work together, based exactly on the SDGs.