Through the climate crisis we are going through, environmental issues are prioritized in the agenda of the European Commission. Moreover, based on research in the partner countries (Slovakia, Italy, Spain & Cyprus) was highlighted that teachers are missing relevant skills, knowledge or more often motivation for climate education. Additionally, students aren’t being prepared to face the effects of climate change or taught to understand the solutions, which in turn leads to an inability to take responsibility for their own impact on the local environment.
The Teaching Green project aims to raise awareness on climate change and support the competences and skills of teachers and students. More specifically, the project aims at strengthening the knowledge and digital skills of teachers and students of 10-16 years old using digital technologies in education and with ICT tools to promote virtual learning and virtual collaboration. Through the development of an Evaluation Toolkit, an Online Training Course and a Best Practice Report, the target groups will benefit from receiving innovative and quality training, preparing them with critical thinking for fostering the environmental behaviour of individuals, pointing out the necessity of lowering our impact on climate and support a sense of social responsibility for local environment.