Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges of the humanity nowadays. Immediate response is required. In the opening of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) that took place in Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019, Miguel Clüsener-Godt, Director of Ecological and Earth Sciences at UNESCO recalled that:
“Climate change requires action at many different levels: political action, changes in the economy, technological inventions. But above all, as young people across the world keep reminding us, climate change requires a massive transformation in the way we all think and act. Education is key in bringing about this massive transformation and in helping everyone – policy-makers, business people, and individual citizens in their daily lives – to learn to think and act differently.”
Therefore, appropriately designed educational interventions can help people understand and address the impact of global warming; can encourage changes in their attitudes and behaviour; and can help them adapt to climate change-related trends. Tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing Member States and it is the belief of partners that using a challenge based learning approach is both appropriate and essential if the young people today are to think critically about the climate change issue. While the global demonstrations that took place in September 2019 were led and inspired by young people, protesting alone will not necessarily bring about change and consortium partners believe that young people themselves must also be encouraged and directed towards finding solutions.
Jugendförderverein Parchim/Lübz e. V. (JFV)
Since 1992 Jugendförderverein Parchim/Lübz e. V. (JFV) operates as non-profit organization. In accordance with its association articles it sets innovative impulses for encouraging the occupational integration of disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, more specifically, early school leavers, socially excluded persons, adults with migrant backgrounds and unemployed adults. JFV offers a wide range of services centered on the needs of these target audiences that aim to prepare, motivate and encourage them for training/occupation in labor market as well as supporting and guiding them in their personal development.Visit website
Future in Perspective Ltd. (FIPL)
Future In Perspective Ltd. is a private company based in the border region of Ireland specialising in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation. Through our work on national and EU funded projects, we have engaged and supported local youth groups, migrant communities, older persons, and individuals who have been absent from education to re-engage with service providers and mainstream education and training offerings. We also have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. In addition, we have collaborated with young people and adults to deliver a range of diverse programmes in the areas of media production and career management – supporting the next generation of creative individuals to build and sustain successful careers in the sector. Future In Perspective is a modern business that is structured to reflect the current business reality. It operates in an ecosystem made up of ever changing partnerships and alliances. We have a core staff of 6 highly skilled experts in complimentary disciplines that include project management, media production and design, instructional design and e-learning, youth development and research and general administration. Our core team is supplemented by a panel of part-time experts from Ireland and Europe.
Permacultura Cantabria is a Spanish NGO recognised of public interest thanks to its educational work and its contribution to the rural development of the area. The two main lines of work they follow were related, on the one hand, to sustainability and the natural balance (permaculture, bio construction, agritourism) and, on the other hand, to human development (personal growth, emotional intelligence, inclusion). They organise several kinds of non-formal training events aimed to multipliers (educators, adult trainers or youth workers) and adults, including disadvantaged population (unemployed women, retired people, immigrant groups).
In the last three years, they were involved in different environmental projects, such as “Foster European Active Citizenship and Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGOs: NGEnvironment” (2018-1-DE02-KA204-005014) or “CIRCUS – CIRCUlar and Sustainable tools for adults” (2019-1-UK01-KA204-061972).Visit website
Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology - (CARDET)
CARDET (Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology) an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, research and development organization based in Cyprus. It is one of the leading research and development centres in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. CARDET is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of capacity building and planning in education and VET, youth support, adult learning, literacies, digital tools, eLearning, educational technology, and social integration of marginalized groups.Visit website
YSBF is a non-profit organization aimed at supporting innovative ideas and creativity. It disseminates information on advancements of science and technology and conduct research activities related to IT and innovation. YSBF has been dealing with several projects on e-democracy and more active political participation of young people in decision-making processes. Since establishment of YSBF in 2001, YSBF has received funding for their projects from EU-funds, private sector companies, Estonian government and international organizations. The foundation is based in Tallinn, Estonia, but their projects are mostly international. YSBF has more than 10 years of experience in projects related to young people, science, technology and dissemination of novel ideas.Visit website