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Intelligent Energy - Europe programme. Learn more about the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme ondine at http://ec.europa.eu/intelligentenergy

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 in the field of energy and transport is available ondine
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/netstartsearch/euro/kids/ 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 competition!
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.
http://www.u4energy.eu/web/guest/upcoming-competition

FEDU www.feedu.org
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) www.kyotoinhome.info
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 PATH energypath.eu
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.
Creating actions 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. www.pees-project.eu
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 www.flicktheswitch.eu
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 (YEP!) www.youngenergypeople.com
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 sustainable communities.
YOUNG ENERGY SAVERS (YES) www.animate-eu.com/yes/
"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!
Integration 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.
50/50 EUROPEAN 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.
Energy, Education, 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 and evaluated.
INTELLIGENT USE 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.
Schools 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.
Game-based platform: Energy-efficient virtual Cities ENERCITIES www.enercities.eu
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.
Renewable Energy 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 states.
energyXchange www.energyxchange.eu/en/index.php
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 public campaigns.
Carbon Detectives Europe (CARBON DETECTIVES) www.carbondetectives.org.uk
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) www.youngreporters.org
"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).
http://ase.org/section/program/greenschl
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) www.seai.ie/Schools/Secondary_Schools/
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:

www.ENERCITIES.com
www.eere.energy.gov/kids/
www.managenergy.net
www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm
honoloko.eea.europa.eu/Honoloko.html
www.schoolway.net
www.energyquest.ca.gov
www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography/Change

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