The 5th INESPO 2013 will be organized by five Dutch organizations. All of them are active in the field of sustainability. They work together against fragmentation, for cooperation.
The Cosmicus Foundation is the initiator of INESPO. It is an intercultural organization which organizes educational, cultural, social and scientific activities. There are eight student associations, two secondary schools and two primary schools. Besides that the Cosmicus Foundation publishes an opinion magazine four times a year and it is also involved in diversity projects and organizing networking and cultural trips. More info at www.cosmicus.nl.
SME Advies is a consultancy agency in the field of sustainable education and communication. SME coordinates several education programs amongst which the GLOBE program. GLOBE is a network of 25,000 schools in 112 countries doing scientific research together with scientists all over the world. www.sme.nl.
Since 2000 IVN has already involved 20.000 students in sustainability with its Schools for Sustainability program by letting them come up with solutions for real sustainability issues for businesses and organizations. Besides that IVN organizes various local and regional events annually. More info at www.ivn.nl or www.scholenvoorduurzaamheid.nl.
DuurzaamDoor promotes from the government sustainability in education. Through networks like Sustainable PABO, Sustainable Secondary Vocational Education and Sustainable Higher Education supports LvDO a good embedding of sustainability in education. More info at www.lerenvoorduurzameontwikkeling.nl.
NPOINT is the Dutch Platform for Education, Innovation and Talent Development). It is a partnership of 21 differente education centers, where approximately 400 persons work. These centers carry out regional activities in the field of talent development, weekend training and educational events. More info at www.npoint.nl.