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A EUROPEAN COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK FOR A LOW CARBON ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH EDUCATION

Objective

Through a multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and participatory process, ECF4CLIM develops, tests and validates a European Competence Framework (ECF) for transformational change, which will empower the educational community to take action against climate change and towards sustainable development.
Applying a novel hybrid participatory approach, rooted in participatory action research and citizen science, ECF4CLIM co-designs the ECF in selected schools and universities, by: 1) elaborating an initial ECF, supported by crowdsourcing of ideas and analysis of existing ECFs; 2) establishing the baseline of individual and collective competences, as well as environmental performance indicators; 3) implementing practical, replicable and context-adapted technical, behavioural, and organisational interventions that foster the acquisition of competences; 4) evaluating the ability of the interventions to strengthen sustainability competences and environmental performance; and 5) validating the ECF.
The proposed ECF is unique in that it encompasses the interacting STEM-related, digital and social competences, and systematically explores individual, organisational and institutional factors that enable or constrain the desired change. The novel hybrid participatory approach provides the broad educational community with: an ECF adaptable to a range of settings; new ways of collaboration between public, private and third-sector bodies; and innovative organisational models of engagement and action for sustainability (Sustainability Competence Teams and Committees).
To encourage learning-by-doing, several novel tools will be co-designed with and made available to citizens, including a digital platform for crowdsourcing, IoT solutions for real-time monitoring of selected parameters, and a digital learning space. Participation of various SMEs in the consortium maximises the broad adoption and applicability of the ECF for the required transformational change towards sustainability.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-3
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 690 420

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 796 007,50
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 500
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 936 850
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 486 770
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDA RESEARCH SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 443 187,50
Address
Strada Carpati 15, Bloc F5, Scara A, Cartier Negru Voda, Spatiul 3, Etaj Parter
110075 Pitesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 389 375
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TREBAG SZELLEMI TULAJDON- ES PROJEKTMENEDZSER KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 92 487,50
Address
Puskas Tivadar Utca 6
2094 Nagykovacsi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMARTWATT - ENERGY SERVICES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 294 437,50
Address
Rua Da Constituição 2105, 2º Bu
4250-170 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUE TECHNOLOGIES KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 304 675
Address
36 Kinnon Street
111 46 Galatsi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)