ECO-SCORE – Location-sensitive game-based training of school youth for the reduction and control of CO2 emissions
Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: KA210-SCH – Small-scale partnerships in school education
Start date: 01 May 2022
Duration: 24 months
- PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd
- EKOLOGIJAKM OOD
- EUFORA PERIVALONTIKI CHIOU MELETONKAI IPIRESION MONOPROSOPI ETERIA IDIOTIKI KEFALEOUXIKIS ETERIAS
Aims and objectives
ECO-SCORE aims to prepare schools to become eco-aware about clean air, while making children ecology resilient in this topic.
SO1: Actively engage school youth (age group 10-16) and other related stakeholders to understanding the challenges of building a green and sustainable economy and contributing with sustainability generating activities. Particular attention will be paid to understanding behaviours, motivations, and barriers, also assessing today’s real-world school profile, highlighting the gaps and needs from various perspectives, including political, social, economic, and technical, and identify or define new opportunities and scenarios to overcome current barriers.
SO2: Identify, design, and implement a set of interactive and engaging learning objects to achieve smooth green skills’ acquisition.
SO3: Demonstrate the ECO-SCORE results in real schools in all partner countries with relevant and diverse case studies involving all stakeholders.
SO4: Ensure the viability and sustainability of ECO-SCORE results, as well as its replicability, scalability and applicability.
- TG1 – School youth: Public and/or private schools’ children aged 10-16 years in the partner countries and beyond, who are ecologically sensitive and are eager to know more about CO2 emission sources and practices and ways to control it. Currently, significant gaps exist in the understanding of the root of the problem, so as to implement the most effective actions.
- TG2 – School management, youth teachers and school workers: These are the people everyday around the school children, who are able to make decisions and contribute to the effective implementation of the ECO-SCORE activities and recommendations. Currently, there is no coordination of the way these people work towards the CO2 reduction objectives.
- TG3 – NGOs active in green deal activities: Citizen and entrepreneurship initiatives in the local societies, which can be integrated to the ECO-SCORE activities to maximise the impact. They will be identified and engaged in the project’s activities.
- TG4 – Education, health and environment policy makers: Policy makers are a key stakeholder in establishing the framework conditions which supports the green skills. Currently, they are lacking the engaging mechanisms and the successful use-cases, which will give them the tools to accelerate the development of new policies supporting the green deal.
- TG5 – Local and broader society, including parents and other citizens: Like the people working in the school, all people around the children are key contributors to the overall understanding of the CO2 reduction needs and actions and the actual implementation of the activities.
- Study and recording of current behaviour and profile of schools regarding ecoawareness, gas emissions and air quality overall.
- Production of 5 interactive and engaging learning objects and activities to facilitate the green skills’ acquisition by school youth and relevant stakeholders.
- Production of the ECO-SCORE implementation and sustainability handbook and policy recommendations.