Regional Centre of Expertise

Nizhny Novgorod

Network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organisations, mobilised to deliver education for sustainable development (ESD) to local and regional communities.
The RCE Nizhny Novgorod mission is to provide assistance in structuring a regional system of expert communications for implementing the tasks declared by the UN and UNESCO in the field of education for sustainable development.

The core participants to the project are the Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), NGO "Social Rehabilitation", NGO "Nizhny Novgorod centre of socio-economical expertise", Secondary school # 47.

The RCE NN’s first priority projects portfolio includes three projects and active partnerships of the participants in them:
- Nizhny Novgorod Youth Program,
- Nizhny Novgorod Reintegration Program
- Nizhny Novgorod Metropolitan Planning.
The Nizhny Novgorod region (province) is located almost directly in the centre of the European part of the Russian Federation, on the East-European or Russian plain. It covers the territory of 76.6 thousand square kilometers with the population of 3411.0 thousand people that constitutes 2.4 per cent of the total population of Russia.
For more information:
Sustainable development webinar

On February 4, 2021, a webinar “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Action through Learning during the Global Crisis” was held at the Regional Center of Excellence at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). The discussion showed that the audience was unanimous: the goals of sustainable development are achieved through collective exchange, translation of our knowledge, skills and values ​​into tangible, real activities.

Is sustainable development relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Education for sustainable development
UNESCO has prepared a roadmap for activities on education for sustainable development until 2030. Follow the link for more details:
News archive
Regional development before and after pandemic

Global RCE Conference

RCE Nizhny Novgorod participated in the 12th Global RCE Conference ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: action through learning in a time of global crises’, 16-18 November 2021, Scotland.

More about the conference:

United Nation University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) -
Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) -
Nizhny Novgorod Center for Socio-Economic Expertise -
Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering -
Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management -

Prof. Dr. Jozef Spaubeck, Zuyd Hogeschool

Prof. Dr. Andrey Dakhin, Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Prof. Dr. Igor Arzhenovskiy, Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
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