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Context/Background of the project
Climate change is a topic unlike any other and is one of the key issues of our time, shaping the future of our society and economy. According to UNESC0 “raising awareness and promoting knowledge and skills-development, education is an essential component and catalyst for responding to global climate change”. In particular, art. 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and art. 12 of the 2015 Paris Agreement encourage to enhance, promote, develop, and implement educational training and public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects on national/international level. Therefore, schools from 6 countries decided to set up this project with the aim to acquire, develop and improve new skills/competences/common strategies as well as an exchange of good practices to get the topic of climate change into the classroom and tackling it in a different way.

Objectives
The objectives strived for are:
- support awareness-raising about environmental and climate change challenges
- support opportunities in acquiring and developing key competences, including basic skills
- foster common values, civic engagement and active participation, becoming true factors of change
- strengthen the professional and educational profile of teachers
- trigger innovation/internationalization and reinforce the response of education systems to the main challenges of today's world.

Number/Profile of participants
The partnership is made up of 6 different schools from Austria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. The target participants are upper secondary school pupils aged 15–18 and teachers. working groups of 16 pupils (2 alternating groups of 8 pupils) will be formed in each respective school. Together with approximately 54 teachers as a whole, they will take part in transnational learning activities and will act as disseminators for their working group and school community.

Activities/Methodology
The following activities are planned:

Content/regional/intercultural preparations
- Videos to introduce the partner schools and their city
- Preparation of interdisciplinary lesson plans and digital learning materials
- Regional and intercultural preparation of the student exchange
- In-school and external dissemination events

Transnational learning, teaching and education activities
- Job Shadowing and conferences with experts
- Presentation/exchange of the tests implemented and their results
- After study visits to specialized local “green” and environmentally friendly companies.
- Awards for best creative products
- In-school and external dissemination events
- Exchange with non-participating institutions via Blended Mobility

Description of results
The following results are planned: project website, Facebook/YouTube account, various lesson plans and other digital learning materials (videos, PP-presentations, guidebook, manual for educators, etc.). The OER dissemination of all project results is planned, so that these can be integrated into the school curriculum in other schools and countries.

Description of impact envisaged
The results strived for are as follows:
- education systems that are better aligned to tackle the key challenges of the EU
- increased awareness-raising about environmental and climate-change challenges -more active participation in society, becoming true factors of change
- improved provision and assessment of basic and transversal skills, particularly: multilingual competences, skills in the field of climate action and also social and learning-to learn competences through formal/non-formal education in a LLL perspective
- more strategic and integrated use of ICTs and open educational resources (OER) in education
- increased motivation for language learning through innovative teaching methods
- Strengthening of teaching staff ‘s didactic skills
- Improved internationalization
- Sensitizing and making society aware of the European dimension of education and of its priorities
- Improvement of attractiveness and visibility of the school’s location

Longer term benefits
After the completion of the project, material as well as immaterial results will continue to be available and can be used by further stakeholders. In addition to that, appropriate tools will be implemented, which constitute a substantial and economic resource for ensuring sustainability. As a result of the activities realized and the achievable results, the following additional long-term benefits can result from the project:
- a change of mindset of the participants involved in the project, resulting in a greater knowledge, a better understanding of the topic and willingness to be more active in their society
- Impulses for further development
- Inspiration for third parties to participate in future Erasmus+ programs
- Transfer of project results to new areas
- Promotion of the EU values

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