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SAVE TODAY - SURVIVE TOMORROW
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project ‘Save Today, Survive Tomorrow’ is to deal with environmental issues as disrespect for natural environment, excessive use of raw materials and energy and overconsumption are problems of our times. Students lack entrepreneurial experience and knowledge concerning ways of recycling and using energy efficiently. They are poor at managing their time, home budgets and energy usage while teachers lack competence in teaching these issues. The partner schools are situated in areas where not all ways of obtaining energy from renewable sources are fully used and where education in the field of recycling is necessary. In some regions the unemployment rate is high and young people tend to leave the region because of poor employment perspectives so the project activities are of special importance to young people from regions neglected economically. Transnational meetings and short-term exchanges will make it easier for the target groups to exchange ideas and practical experience. Each partner to the project comes from different economic background, has different facilities but shares the same objective of increasing student scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to enhance their chances of employment in European countries. Through mobilities students and teachers will gain entrepreneurial experience and reduce consumerist attitude towards life and environment. Students will develop skills of creative problem solving through international team work and become more responsible for common European heritage realizing that despite cultural diversities we all have the same goal as responsible European citizens. This will contribute to bigger employment opportunities in the future. What is more, teachers will gain new competence to teach entrepreneurship and scientific subjects in innovative way. Students will acquire new and improve their existing IT skills while searching for relevant data and presenting results in different computer programs. The participants will improve linguistic skills. This will facilitate creating new EU program projects in the field of education through exchange of good practices and results. Cooperation of international groups will also break down barriers and prejudices between nations. The participants in the project will be 24 students from each partner school and at least 30 students who will be addressed during project students’ presentations or workshops, 6 teachers from each partner school who will be directly involved in project implementation and at least 6 more taking part in local activities; representatives of other schools; students’ parents. The activities will take place at local, regional and international levels. Workshops for teachers on how to teach interdisciplinary entrepreneurial skills, research done by students on most effective ways of saving energy and green energy sources, workshops prepared and led by students for local communities, series of workshops using activating methods of teaching/learning and studies conducted during mobilities are to foster innovative approach to promoting green energy and business ideas in countries with different economic and cultural background. Cooperation with local power stations, dams or waste management plants combined with seminars on newest technologies used for energy saving, workshops on integrating scientific subjects, led by local specialists from educational centres, will enhance the participants’ knowledge and become the basis for future cooperation in the field of environment protection. Tangible results of the project will be available for partner school communities and will be a useful source of information for other students, teachers, parents, other community members even after the project completion. The project results will be disseminated at local, regional and European levels to make sure our ideas are available for everyone. Erasmus+ dissemination platform will help to show the impact and outcomes of the project, sharing good practice and experience within schools, communities and regions, allowing others to learn from it. The Erasmus+ data base will enhance the use of project results with other structures and individuals for maximum impact. The project will bring longer term benefits. Activities promoting environmental issues and fostering entrepreneurial skills will be part of school curricula. Students will use skills gained while participating in the project, they will plan their home budget economically, apply anti-consumerist approach in their everyday activities by using energy economically, interpret different data using new IT skills and they will use more advanced English vocabulary. Schools will continue their cooperation with local institutions and project partners. Project online groups will still be active making background for further intercultural discussions and future international cooperation. Students will become familiar with culture and natural heritage of other countries.
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