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Climate-Friendly Management in European Schools
Start date: Jan 1, 2011,

CLIMES is a practical learning project aiming at climate-friendly management in European Schools.By combining innovative learning approaches and instruments on curricular and extracurricular levels with state of the art management techniques the project contributes to promote transversal key competences in European school education.CLIMES is consisting of a multi-stakeholder partnership of organisations from 6 countries (DE, IT, AT, PT, SE and TK), namely schools, universities, education institutes and a county government.The project builds on the methodology of the excellently rated project Joint Actions project "JEM!" that implemented a comprehensive environmental management approach in European schools based on a blended learning concept. CLIMES will set up a comprehensive management system for climate mitigation and adaptation for European schoolsIt will work on the following activities:1. Stocktaking and context analysis on existing curricular and extracurricular approaches on learning on climate change in schools2. Setting up the CLIMES Management System to create a contextualised, active learning environment with practical relevance for pupils and students3. Development of the CLIMES Didactical Approach to substantially introduce the approach and to enable teachers to develop their units accordingly4. Development of learning units, innovative material and media to create a basic learning system to implement CLIMES in the partner schools5. Implementation and piloting of the CILIMES concept in European schools including exchange conference of teachers and students6. CLIMES "Climate Friendly School" Award to spread to project outcomes and to attract new CLIMES partner schools7. Evaluation through innovative techniques including validation of individual key competences in informal learning settings8. Dissemination on regional, national and European levels 9. Valorisation/Exploitation aiming at enlarging and stabilising the CLIMES community
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