Green Environment Education European Network

  • Number of the Project: 2013-4156/001-001 / 539963-LLP-1-2013-DE-COMENIUS-CNW
  • Duration of the project: 1/12/2013 – 30/11/2015
  • Budget: 1.807.875,7 Litas
  • Main executor: Landkreis KS/BUPNET
  • Institution at VMU: Innovative Studies Institute
  • Responsible person (s) at VMU: Elena Trepulė

Aim of the project

GREEEN stands for Green Environment Education European Network and shall promote the exchange and transfer of existent innovative approaches for dealing with climate change and the joint development of new European science education solutions.

Actors involved

Theodor Heuss Schule Baunatal, Bundeshandelsakademie 1, BHA, E.N.T.E.R.- European network for transfer and exploitation of EU Project Results, Duca degli Abruzzi, Elmas, Source International ONLUS, KnowlEdge Srl, Kossuth Zsuzsanna Vocational Technical Secondary School, Värmdö Gymnasium, Stockholm, Aizputes secondary school, Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Middle East Technical University (METU), METU Development Foundation School, The Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centres, O.C.E.A.N.: ORGANIZATION OF CULTURE, EDUCATION AND ADVICE IN NETWORKS NGO.

Short description of the project

The main aims of the project are to:

  • mobilise support for teacher training on climate change education (understanding of basic concepts, trends and issues; complementary nature of climate change mitigation and adaptation and the major strategies used in each area; appreciation of the ethical dimensions of climate change processes and their impacts; identification of the educational implications of teaching about climate change etc.);
  • foster the exchange of experiences and good practices on climate change education among teacher trainers, teachers, practitioners and young people;
  • promote local field-based education on climate change;
  • identify learning materials and good practices on climate change education and enhance their dissemination via information and communication technologies, as well as other means;
  • increase the production of and access to information and innovative solutions for science education on climate change and sustainable development;
  • promote closer linkages between science education and science working market emergent trends and opportunities.

This shall be achieved by:

  • creating an overview of the current situation in science education related to climate change in the participating member states and beyond;
  • developing a sound modular concept to tackle the issue of climate change and climate change adaptation both on the curricular and on the extracurricular level;
  • collecting and exchanging best practice models (GREEEN Award) as basis for generating new approaches on climate change education (GREEENHOUSE);
  • extending the European network and involving relevant stakeholders (interdisciplinary and transnational work of students, teachers and other educational stakeholders);
  • giving guidance for mainstreaming climate change education into school curricula.