Associated Schools Project
The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) is a long term initiative in the field of education. Established in 1953 as a pilot project the ASPnet has taken up its work with 33 schools from 15 countries. In Latvia the UNESCO ASPnet was launched in 1989. At the moment there are 11 educational institutions from all Latvian regions taking part in the project. The main objective of the project is to promote sustainable development and implement basic principles of sustainable education into the Latvian educational system.
ASPnet schools serve as laboratories of ideas on innovative approaches for quality education for all. They also translate the four pillars of education for the 21st century -- learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together—into good practices of quality education.