Community Bulletin February 2024

Tremeur DENIGOT • 22 February 2024

In the spotlight 

Policy Forum 2024 | Climate Resilience: Preparing for the Future

Join the EducationForClimate Policy Forum 2024 on 17 April afternoon and engage in a direct dialogue with policymakers and practitioners in the field of climate resilience. 
Engage in a high-level townhall debate on climate resilience and how learning for sustainability contributes to preparing to the future and attend three parallel policy/practice labs on: 1. capacity-building for learning communities 2. green competences for the twin transition 3. science-driven climate education.

We invite you to register, chose the lab you want to attend and to answer our call for participation if you want to play a more prominent role in the discussions (deadline 10 March).


Featured challenge

Sustainability and Education Awareness Days: which ones exist and what do you do for them?

We invite the community to contribute to a simple and fun challenge: let’s create together a list of annual sustainability and education days, and share the activities you do and materials you use during these days.

Add your day here

Upcoming events 

Our first Country Coordinator Get-Together! – 13 March

EducationForClimate Country Coordinators, this invitation is for you!

We invite you to join our first Country Coordinator Get Together on Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 16:30 CET to explore together various issues to increase our impact and efficiency such as membership, events, core group coordination, meetings, etc.

Join us on March 13 for a collaborative and engaging experience!


Country group event: Inclusive STEM environmental education in practice

Join this event in the frame of this year's spring congress of the Society for Industrial Science in Germany presenting the results of a project promoted by the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Essen. 

Don’t hesitate to ask for more information to the country coordinator.

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Community Café – 20 March

Come to our Community Café to network and ask us anything! This monthly running meeting with community companions is for you the occasion to learn about the last news of the community and to share any information or idea you may want to talk about.

Agenda: Welcome + Getting to know each other 10’/Community News 5'/ A Challenge Hub initiative 20'/Open Community Topic/Question Time 25'

Enrol to receive a Webex invitation

Onboarding sessions – 28 February / 5 March / 14 March

EducationForClimate Newcomers: join us for a casual and informative drop-in session where you can get to know our community and how you can actively engage!

Chose the session that suits you the best

GreenComp community 

Co-working activity: creating learning scenarios or similar materials around GreenComp

What about we work together collaborating on the creation of learning scenarios or similar materials around GreenComp?

Follow this idea

GreenComp café - ESD rubric #2– 13 March

Second edition of this special GreenComp Café facilitated by The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the European Schools.

This second co-creation workshop supports the validation of an evaluation rubric so that school administrators and teachers can bring the GreenComp framework in their innovation management processes. This Café will  focus on reviewing in detail the indicators of the remaining criteria.


Education for Climate TALKS of the month

The Youth Climate Lab: making unstainable fashion trends more sustainable

Listen to 3 young members of the Youth Climate Lab (YCL) sharing their memories and feelings about the first edition of the YCL on (un)sustainable fashion.

They met 6 times from May to November 2023, engaged with experts, worked on their recommendations,  and it is now time to learn more about them and their experience!

Watch the TALK 

Global Warning: Teaching kids about climate change to urge action, not fear ft. Dora Ferenczy and Adam Horvat

A research vessel sets off on an expedition around the world to understand global warming and how it affects climate… This is how the story starts.

Global Warning is a science-based course material developed by Maker's Red Box, a private company based in Budapest, that storyfies and gamifies climate change to make it accessible for students of all interests and abilities.  

Watch the TALK

Community posts of the month  

Info session on Erasmus+ call for projects on green competences

A new Erasmus+ call on policy experimentation has just been launched. 

One priority is about supporting education stakeholders and institutions to strengthen sustainability competence development and foster its systemic integration into education and training by building on the GreenComp framework.

Deadline for submissions: 4 June 2024

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TAP-TS Project (Teacher Academy Project - Teaching Sustainability)

The TAP-TS project is one of the first eleven Teacher Academies funded under the new ERASMUS+ action, and one of three looking at aspects of sustainability and climate crisis education.

The consortium comprises 11 partners, coordinated by the Centre of Teacher Education and Education Research at TU Dresden, University of Technology.

Learn more

Erasmus+ Teacher Academy Climademy International Courses

Climademy, the Erasmus+ Teacher Academy focusing on climate education, has published the programme of training courses for 2024, taking place in different countries and with a variety of activities and ambitious learning objectives.

Access the full programme 

Searching for partners to apply to Erasmus+ Teacher Academies’ call

Help a community member searching for partner to apply to this Erasmus+ Teacher Academies’ call willing to create an AI Kindergarten training center for teachers. 

Teachers interested in AI experimentation in Kindergarten levels are very welcome. Deadline application June 6th.

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The Office for Climate Education (OCE) is organising its second Climate Summer University.

This event will take place from the 8th to the 12th July 2024 in Toulouse, France and will welcome middle school teachers, high school teachers and trainers from all over Europe for a full week of professional development workshops. Application deadline 3 March 2024.

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El valor y la necesidad de una Educación Ambiental renovada; aquí y ahora

El Planeta vive en una entropía permanente, si bien sus criaturas nos agradecerán que consigamos una renovada Educación Ambiental o para la Sostenibilidad. 
Somos conscientes de que el entramado ecosocial se va deteriorando. Si no actuamos, cada vez tenemos menos tiempo. A pesar de todo hemos de intentarlo.

Sigue leyendo

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