Intelligent Energy - Europe programme. Learn
more about the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme ondine
The Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
(EACI): the Agency that manages the IEE programme.
Find more info at http://ec.europa.eu/eaci/
European Commission-Energy and Transport http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/index_en.htm.
More information about what the European Commission is doing
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION- KID'S CORNER: Learn
more about Energy Saving thanks to energy quizzes & fun games!
EUROPEAN PROJECT ON ENERGY EDUCATION:
Join the U4 Energy
Schools from across Europe are invited to participate in this exciting competition to demonstrate their achievements by saving energy in an effort to move towards a more sustainable future. The first round of the U4energy competition will be officially launched in September 2010. You can submit your schools' activities in energy consumption habits until May 2011.
This project was conducted by 13 regional energy and advice
centres in nine European countries.Aimed specifically at primary
schools, the project sought to raise the awareness of pupils
and their parents with respect to mobility, renewable energy
and the rational use of energy in general. After being trained
in energy education and receiving the necessary tools and
methodology, teachers introduced a projectbased learning plan.
Teachers tested and evaluated relevant tools and then made
them available to primary schools and attended workshops on
integrating energy education into the curriculum.
KYOTO IN HOME (KITH)
Families can help the EU meet its greenhouse gas reduction
targets by curbing domestic energy consumption. This project
sought to inform and educate teachers and students and their
families about the need for energy efficiency measures and
renewable energy sources in the home. A KITH handbook for
schools included information on energy efficiency in the home
and renewable energy technologies suitable for domestic useand
was complemented by a project website for householders. Partners
developed methodologies for helping teachers and students
motivate students' families.
The Energy Path: an e-learning platform for education
of the new generations in the sustainable energy field - ENERGY
Using open-source technology, this project developed the first
innovative e-learning platform at European level. The project
developed an online group of contents and educational resources
concernine renewable energy sources, the rational use of energy,
transport and mobility and intelligent energy in buildings.
The overall goal was to sensitise and train teenagers and
the general public in the participating countries, promote
a new model of environmental education and create a new consciousness
about the importance of clean energy.
among energy-conscious children KIDS4FUTURE www.kids4future.eu
Multimedia messages can be very powerful in reaching the youngest
members of society. This project targets a minimum of 20 pilot
schools in each partner country with a common energy story.
Television programmes, websites and events aimed at children
and presented under a common brand and visual profile seek
to promote increased knowledge and understanding of energy
use and its consequences. This integrated approach requires
the close cooperation of school authorities, communication
experts and others to ensure quality. The consortium's role
and mandate increase the potential impacts and the possibility
of a broader-scale and longer-term implementation.
Pattern of Energy
Efficiency in the Schools - P.E.E.S.
Disseminating information about efficiency is often not enough
to change the behaviour of energysystem users and to encourage
the sustainable use of energy; instead, one must actively
involve the target group. In the case of this project, this
means young adults aged 15-18 and their teachers. In a inique
exercise, students and teachers involved in P.E.E.S. were
encouraged to cooperate with technicians from the participating
energy agencies to craft a common auditing pattern of energy
consumption in school buildings.
FLICK THE SWITCH
At any given time, more than three billion lights, computers,
TVs, DVD players and other electrical devices are on standby,
wasting billions of watts of energy and millions of euro in
unnecessary costs. Using a catchy and easy-to-remember slogan,
this project encourages pupils to 'flick the switch' or turn
off all lights and electronic devices at school or at home
when leaving a room. While each bulb does not use much energy
on its own, at 10 to 15 watts per device it all adds up. Project
organisers will be able to measure success in terms of improved
energy efficiency, security, and lower CO2 emissions.
YOUNG ENERGY PEOPLE
Through an educational programme designed to teach secondary
school pupils (14 - 18 years) about practical energy management
skills and their application to the schools and workplaces;
YEP! aimed to increase the sustainability of energy use, renewable
energy sources and rational use of energy and reduce the associated
carbon emissions in schools and workplaces resulting in more
YOUNG ENERGY SAVERS
"YES" is a fun and exciting new animation
project that will raise awareness among children about energy
consumption. The animation will also be accompanied by a dynamic
teaching pack for use in schools across the EU. The teaching
pack will be made available for free, giving pupils an opportunity
to explore energy issues in more detail, and of course have
a little fun too!
of Active Learning and Energy Monitoring with School Curriculum
(ACTIVE LEARNING) www.consortium4al.eu
The project aimed to change attitudes towards energy use among
the future generation plus short- and long-term energy savings
in school buildings and private households. In order to ensure
that energy efficiency, renewable energy and transport become
a more permanent topic in primary school education the project
tried to lay the basis for integration of active learning
into the national curricula.
NETWORK OF EDUCATION CENTRES-EURONET50/50 www.euronet5050.eu
Euronet 50/50 aims to apply the 50/50 methodology to 50 educational
centres during two years.The basis of the 50/50 concept is
that 50% of the total energy (and finally money) savings achieved
from the energy efficiency measures implemented by the students
are retained by the school, whereas the other 50% will be
a net saving on the fuel bills paid for often by a public
authority (local or regional government). The result is that
everyone wins; the school achieves a more efficient way of
using energy thereby educating the students and the authorities
have lower energy costs to pay. The whole society benefits
of this action due to a reduced environmental impact.
Governance and Schools (EGS) www.egs-project.eu
A European school panel for involving local communities in
energy efficiency programs. The core of the project will be
the involvement of local actors in participated educational
and innovation processes on 4 levels: educational programmes,
teachers training, involvement of the local productive sector
and governance. 13 forums will be created, each will produce
an action plan with at least 3 feasibility plans for the main
tasks and will implement 1 pilot action that will be monitored
OF ENERGY AT SCHOOL www.iuses.eu
IUSES will show secondary school students the basic principles
of energy efficiency and give a comprehensive guide to saving
energy in their everyday lives. IUSES developed a behaviour-oriented
educational kit including: handbooks, multimedia animations
and experiment tool-kit. The educational kit will be freely
available for downloading on this web site. Teachers and students
will be actively involved in all stages of the project. In
particular, they will test the educational kit and will provide
feedback and suggestions to improve the IUSES kit.
at University for Climate and Energy SAUCE www.schools-at-university.eu
Survival of modern societies depends on finding ways of acting
responsibly with regard to the natural resources on which
life depends. In this project, participating universities
will develop an interactive and interdisciplinary educational
programme for elementary and secondary school students aged
10-13.The goal is to raise children's awareness about the
core topics of climate change and sustainable energy use,
and demonstrate how they can contribute to climate protection
by adopting intelligent energy behaviour. In a best case scenario,
elementary schools will integrate energy and climate change
issues into their regular curricula.
platform: Energy-efficient virtual Cities ENERCITIES
This project offers a fun and exciting game-based learning
platform for young people to understand the real-life implications
of energy management and change their attitudes and behaviour
in the future.The goal is to create and expand virtual cities
coping with pollution and energy shortages and seeking to
expand their use of renewable energy. Besides being attractive
to young people, the platform is teamwork-oriented, competition-based
and community-oriented. Schools will also benefit by having
alearning tool for upgrading educational programmes.
Sources Compass RES COMPASS www.rescompass.org
A severe shortage of skilled personnel in renewable energy-related
fields is a major obstacle to the success of deploying this
clean energy source on a large scale. This project aims to
address this problem by equipping students in high school
and higher education with the knowledge and skills required
to work in the renewable energy sector. This will be achieved
by creating job profiles for all relevant occupations and
information on education and training offered in all 27 member
energyXchange is part of the Mobilise Energy
Awareness action with partners from the UK, Ireland, Spain
and Latvia and is supported by the European Union's Intelligent
Energy Europe programme.
energyXchange identifies a wide range of
awareness materials used in proven successful campaigns to
save energy and CO2. The materials are supported by a selection
of other resources to help you implement staff awareness or
Carbon Detectives Europe (CARBON DETECTIVES)
The project activities focus on the development and use of
an innovative website tool that will contain both educational
materials and a CO2 calculator especially designed for the
needs of schools. The website will be a means for students
to share ideas. Some 3,750 schools across 10 countries will
be engaged in the project and students will be asked to develop
and implement carbon action plans. They will also have the
opportunity to enter a European competition. This project
has the potential to enhance teachers and pupils understanding
of intelligent energy use, to provide the adequate tools to
enable schools to measure their CO2 emissions and to change
personal behaviour of children across 10 countries.
ECO-SCHOOLS IS A PROGRAMME www.eco-schools.org
Eco-Schools is a programme for environmental management and
certification, designed to implement sustainable development
education in schools by encouraging children and youth to
take an active role in how their school can be run for the
benefit of the environment.
YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (YRE)
"YRE" is a programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education
designed for secondary school pupils and teachers. Each group
must define its own investigation project about a local environmental
issue (which topic, which activities, which production).
The Alliance's Green Schools Program engages students in creating
energy-saving activities in their schools, using hands-on,
real-world projects.Through basic changes in the operations,
maintenance, and individual behavior, Green Schools has achieved
reductions in energy use of 5 to 15 percent among participating
schools. In addition, Green Schools encourages students to
apply the lessons of energy-efficiency message in their homes
and communities. Learn more about Green Schools and how to
get involved and visit Green Schools in Action.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
SEAI has launched a new five-year strategic plan with a mission
of transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable
energy structures, technologies and practices, and a vision
of making Ireland a recognised global leader in sustainable
energy. SEI'S website for secondary school teachers and students
aims to help You bring the topic of energy into the classroom.
GAMES, VIDEO AND DIDATICAL MATERIAL: