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R-ValuE (Promoting R-Valuation of second-hand usE)

Is an Erasmus+ KA2 project that runs from 01/12/2022 to 30/11/2024 (24 months)

Project summary:
Younger generations are the future! Being conscious with environmental sustainability starts in young ages. While the environmental degradation is caused by human activities over the decades, the recent coronavirus pandemic has clearly demonstrated how well our environment does when human destructive activity is reduced.As countries try to open up again, the R-ValuE project takes this opportunity to address the global environmental issues such as the climate change and the circular economy model (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse adverse practices) focusing in the pillar of education. The R-ValuE is an innovative project using a student-led practical approach to promote sustainability in classrooms curricula focusing in primary and secondary school levels. The following EU countries who are involved in the project are: Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey and Cyprus.

Objectives

  • To introduce environmental sustainability in the school curricula and make it a pillar of their education having a direct positive impact on the environment.

  • To create a multinational community of people who take an active role in promoting environmental change.

  • To bridge the gap between acquired knowledge and behavioral actions concerning sustainability in the younger population.

  • To increase awareness about environmental sustainability in students starting from early stages in education.

  • To use real student experiences and activities to demonstrate the role of experiential learning in education.

  • To encourage students and teachers from schools in 6 different countries to take active action outside the classroom.

  • To initiate social change that forces policies against climate change.

  • To promote hands-on environmental education and prevention by having students create their own green edu-games, initiating school gardens, growing their own food, making compost, recycling at school and at home, restoring local degraded areas, among other innovative ideas generated by students from 6 EU schools, as well as shared with others, and creating an active learning space for the participants.

Work Packages

  • WP1 - Project Management

  • WP2 - What is Green? Investigation & Methological eBook

  • WP3 - Integrating Sustainable practices in School

  • WP4 - "Practice Green": Toolkit & Piloting

  • WP5 - Dissemination & Sustainability: GOER Platform

Target groups

Direct target groups:
  • School students and teachers who will participate in the project as volunteers.
  • Participants who will be selected to take part in the piloting activities.
Indirect target groups:
  • School students and teachers who will participate in the project as volunteers.
  • Participants who will be selected to take part in the piloting activities.
    Indirect target groups:
  • Students and teachers from schools who will not directly participate in the project but may be impacted by the project outcomes through the promotion of environmental sustainability in school curricula.
  • The larger community who will benefit from the environmental change generated by the participants who are sought as multipliers and agents of change.
  • Individuals who will be reached through the promotion of multiplier events using digital means such as mailings, social media, and the project website.
  • Family members.
  • Policy-makers in education and sustainability field.
  • Public authorities with competences in the field of education.
  • Higher education insitutes.
  • Current and future students and educators across the EU.
Stakeholders:
  • Schools, day care centers, kindergarten centers, youth groups (sports, leisure, cultural).
  • NGOs.
  • Training and education providers.
  • Charities, volunteer groups.
  • Research and development centers.
  • Public institutions and authorities.
  • Ministries and National bodies.
  • Policymakers, (local, regional, national)