This project is motivated by Crossing Borders (CB) strong ambition to contribute toward the achievement of the 2030 global agenda, especially with focus on goal #12 – Responsible consumption and production. As 2030 agenda applies to each country in the globe, there is an urgent need to develop fruitful partnerships with and to get contribution by the public, private and civil society sectors. The project motivation also stems from CB strong belief in the crucial role of education as the most suitable space toward the inclusion of young people, parents, educators, schools, and the whole community to contribute to the SDGS Agenda. The project consists of five (5) full day school workshops, in each partner country, starting from September 2020 until April 2021. The workshops will be developed, designed and run by facilitators with various background: students of Global Nutrition and Health, Global Migration Studies, Environmental experts, Eco entrepreneurs, international non formal educators, trainers and teachers. 


Our partners in this project

Tampere, Finland

Upper Secondary Shool Kalevan lukio

Moelv, Norway

Arbeiderbevegelsens Folkehøgskole Ringsaker

Main goals of the project

•Raise awareness about SDGS in the schools and local communities in an alternative, creative and playful way.
•Highlight the importance of goal #12: Sustainable consumption and production.
•Ignite excitement about public health and well-being in a pilot group with 5 school workshops across Denmark, Finland, and Norway.
•Unleash meaningful dialogue about the SDGS in the school curriculum through interactive workshops and sharing stories over freshly made healthy food by and for the participating students and community members.
•Take the SGDS section in the school curriculum to a higher level both in terms of content, methods, and outreach by including food making, sharing and reflection as part of our workshops.

Start Learning

Below, we are sharing the knowledge we got through this project with you. Take a look at the e-Book and the videos and share your thoughts. 


An Easy Guide to Best Practices and Methods

This E-Book provides a collection and documentation of best practices gathered from organizations in Denmark, Finland, and Norway, and draws from the project entitled “Food for Thought – School Workshops”. The contents of this booklet will include initiatives and examples surrounding sustainable development goals three and twelve, pictures from the workshops, and will be made available digitally. Additionally, this E-book will not only provide smart practices and examples of innovative non-traditional educational activities for students; it will also serve as a guide for future organizations or entities looking for inspiration for a similar project.

Questions related to the e-Book

Reflect: Read the E-Book and reflect upon how you can use this to encourage youth and other members in your society to discuss sustainability development and how to apply this to your community


Videos from initiatives around the world

The Food For Thought project consists of school workshops and community dinners with the main purpose of strengthening young people’s knowledge and develop skills about sustainable development and to gather members of the community to discuss and exchange ideas about sustainable solutions in their local environment. The uploaded videos are Crossing Borders partner’s in the Food For Thought workshops that have contributed with their important perspective on importance with Food For Thought in their communities.

Questions related to the videos

Reflecting: Watch the videos above and reflect upon what they said and the importance of it and the positive aspects on the way they engage their communities. How did you feel when watching the videos? Could you relate? Describe your general thoughts when watching the partner’s videos.

Shared Learning: Upon reflecting on the videos, write to share your thoughts and what you learned from the videos and reflecting upon it. Did you learn something new that you could share? What could the videos have changed that you want us and others to know? 

Taking Action: Finally, how do you apply what you learned to YOUR reality and YOUR community? Can you take what you learned to develop sustainability in your community and also engage youth and other members to care about sustainability.

Any questions? Write to us directly