Encouraging young people from Lithuania, Cyprus and Germany to take part in climate action initiatives and enabling them to make more conscious and climate-friendly decisions.
To encourage young people to take action for a more sustainable future, it is essential that teachers make sustainability issues an integral part of their curricula. Furthermore, non-traditional, interactive formats of education such as summer camps are a powerful tool to empower young people to take part in climate action. Working with both teachers and young people towards the same objective, the project employs a comprehensive approach on sustainability education and thus encourages lasting change.
Logo and team members of the Together for Sustainable School project. Photo: (c) Lithuanian Children and Youth Center
According to this two-fold approach, the project consists of two main parts. The first one focusses on the teachers: the project provides them with a practical guide on how to include sustainability topics into their everyday school curriculum. Furthermore, it supports teachers in implementing the guide and adapting it for their individual work. Such training is intended for 330 teachers in Lithuania.
The second part focusses on introducing young people to climate action. The Sustainable Development Ambassadors Camp provides 60 young people from Lithuania, Cyprus, and Germany with the option to discuss sustainability issues and to develop solutions for them. This experience enables them to initiate climate initiatives for their local communities.
Additionally, the project trains a team of sustainable development ambassadors who in turn support the formation of youth-led climate initiatives. The project enables them to raise awareness on climate action through a variety of informative and interactive events in 30 schools. These events are reaching 600 teachers and 2,000 students in Lithuania as well as 1,500 members of local communities in all three project countries.
The concept chart of “Together for Sustainable School”. Photo: Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre
Updated: April 2021
Countries:Cyprus, Germany, Lithuania
Project duration: 10/20 - 12/21
Funding: 118,939 €
Target groups: Schools
Implementing organisation: Lithuanian Children and Youth Center
Partners: CARDET - Centre for advancement of research and development in educational technology, RCE Oldenburger Münsterland - Competence Center for Education for Sustainable Development e.V.
Mrs Jolanta Markevičienė
The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre
Konstitucijos ave. 25
Potsdamer Platz 10,
10117 Berlin – Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570 info∂euki.de
The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition 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.