Island Bryophytes

RCE-Azores, UNU - the United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise

  • United Nations Project
  • International Research Project
  • 2009 to 2020

RCE Açores supports the efforts of a network of organizations and individuals engaged in education for sustainable development within and between the various islands of these ultraperipheral archipelagos. This network aims to create mechanisms for participation in civil society and to overcome challenges posed by the isolation of this region. RCE Açores aims to support ongoing as well as create new opportunities for citizens to reflect on their relationships with the social and natural environment and disseminate their expertise and experience of sustainability into all sectors of society. RCE Açores aims to be a focal point for transformative education for regional sustainable development. The network consists of universities, other schools, cultural institutions, municipalities and other government agencies, NGOs and regional associations and, private and cooperative enterprises.

Funding Institution:

UNU - the United Nations University.


Ecoteca da Ilha Terceira, Câmara Municipal de Angra do Heroísmo, Câmara Municipal da Praia da Vitória, Gabinete de Promoção Ambiental dos Açores, Museu de Angra do Heroísmo, Os Montanheiros, Gê-Questa, Associação das Mulheres de Pescadores e Armadores da Ilha Terceira, Ilhas em Rede - Associação de Mulheres na Pesca nos Açores, Associação para a Defesa do Património Marítimo dos Açores, Escola Secundária Jerónimo Emiliano de Andrade, Rede de Eco-Escolas dos Açores and BioAzorica.