ESDinds project design
The ESDinds project is characterised by CSOs and academia working in partnership to produce practical and useful indicators. The CSO partners involved in the ESDinds project engage with many sectors of the community –education, businesses, faith groups, and community development organisations. This project has intentionally brought together a diverse group of CSOs with a shared interest in values and ethics in order to identify indicators useful across a spectrum of institutional, social and cultural diversity.
The research design involves an iterative, participatory approach to the development of indicators and assessment tools. The research will be conducted in four phases:
One of the key aspects of the ESDinds project is the deeply collaborative approach between CSOs and academic partners. The project has also been recognised by the European Union as an example of such research design. The diagram below presents a conceptual understanding of the knowledge integration and exchange that took place: