Sustainable Ecosystem for Climate Education

Engaging students in climate action by making climate change education an integral part of school curricula in Lower Silesia.


The Polish education system has not sufficiently addressed climate change education in its core curriculum so far. Despite according requests from academia and civil society, systemic change is happening only slowly. Quality climate change education is indispensable, however, to ensure that youths are aware of their options to fight climate change.

Climate Education Lessons

Climate Education Lessons; Photo: © Grzegorz Jóźwiak, Forum for Civic Initiatives Foundation


As the core curriculum is unlikely to change easily, the project team focuses on local authorities instead and motivates schools to incorporate climate change into their teaching and provide respective training to teachers. The project creates a model of extracurricular climate education that will be tested in eight schools across Lower Silesia. The model involves teachers, principals, municipalities, businesses, and NGOs from Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Importantly, including them into the extracurricular activities fosters their overall commitment to the topic: together, they constitute an ecosystem of support that encourages and institutionalises climate change education at schools. Additionally, the project team develops a digital platform that allows the sharing of experience, knowledge, and training and education material. Once proven successful, the project team prepares the model as a ready-to-use solution for schools in other Polish regions, enabling the generation to come to take the bold climate action needed.

Project information

Updated: April 2022

Countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Poland

Project duration: 10/21 - 01/24

Funding: 630,028 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Educational institutions, Schools

Implementing organisation: Forum For Civic Initiatives Foundation

Partners: Marshal's Office of Lower Silesia Voivodeship

Project Website: eurosoc-digital.org/de...

Contact Person

Ms Joanna Marzec


Forum For Civic Initiatives Foundation

Buda Ruska 19c,

16-503 Krasnopol Poland



This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.


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