RCE North East works in collaboration with existing projects and networks to transform education across our region, and in doing so aims to foster economic regeneration. We wish to identify good practice in education across the North East and acknowledge and commend it so as to better articulate what the global concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) means in practice.

RCE North East is intended as an inclusive, regional movement to meet the challenges, needs and drivers of the Twenty First Century. We intend to create opportunities for everyone to experience a learning environment beyond the classroom, as an essential part of their personal development, and as a means of building their capacity to make a contribution to society, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.


There are about 138 acknowledged Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) Worldwide