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Dear colleagues, dear authors of articles,

Five years have already passed since the UNESCO Chair on Interplay of Tradition and Innovation in ESD initiated a targeted development of the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTES) and Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education (DCSE) and the Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium (BBCC) for educational research, which would allow for more effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set for teacher education and higher education after 2015.

The achievements of five years give us the hope that the task of the DU UNESCO Chair to create a global resource center for ESD research has gained a real basis for its implementation in the next five years. From 2021, it is planned to specify the name of the network as the International Network of JTES & DCSE Journals of UNESCO Chair at Daugavpils University.

The Institute of Sustainable Education was founded in 2003 as a scientific research structural unit of the Faculty of Education and Management. The main research fields of ISE are pedagogy, pedagogical and developmental psychology, management, as well as integrative research in the field of education and management. 
The aim of ISE is to carry out scientific research promoting investigation and implementation and encourages the development of education oriented towards sustainable development. ISE consists of three departments: department of scientific research, department of international projects and department of scientific editions. The most important tasks of ISE are: developing scientific work in the faculty, developing of master and doctoral programs in education and management, and developing a vision and methodological basis for sustainable development in education. Institute has a collaboration network with all the faculties of Daugavpils University, with Teacher Training Institutions of Latvia, Scientific Council of Academy of Science of Latvia as well as with Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.
 Baltic and Black sea Circe Consortium (BBCC) is an international network that unites researchers and practitioners in the fields of teacher education and education for sustainable development (ESD). Since its creation in 2005, the consortium has become a platform for experience exchange among researchers and experts in ESD from more than 20 countries around the world. 
BBCC members meet every year at the annual international scientific conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education”, which is hosted by a different consortium member state each year. Everyone who participates in this conference becomes a member of BBCC (receives a membership card). The member’s status gives an opportunity to join a ‘family’ of like-minded enthusiasts, get involved in collaborative research and international networking in the sphere of ESD.