Green Mission: Climate

 

Objective of the project: The objective of the Green mission: Climate project is to educate, inform and promote awareness and knowledge of climate change of at least 30 463 Latvian secondary school students, 1600 natural sciences teachers, 800 Latvian comprehensive schools, 80 Latvian education departments, by increasing knowledge and capacity of involved partners, learning from foreign experience, as well as integrating and using alternative educational approaches and methods to facilitate their involvement in climate change prevention and implementation of political measures connected to adaptation to climate change.

Activities of the project:

  • To acquire knowledge and experience from a foreign partner on informing and educating the public, especially the youth and educators, about the climate change and joining the partner's contact network.
  • To promote awareness through alternative education and hands-on approach by organizing technical workshops on mitigation of the climate change, progress of low carbon development and adaptation to climate change in Latvian general educational institutions.
  • To develop and provide distribution of the educational and methodical material on specific scientific and technical experiments (including practical and interdisciplinary) to educators and departments of education in Latvia.
  • By using and supplementing the possibilities, capacity and resources of the Science Centre Kurzeme Demo Centre to provide consistent and long term public educational and informative platform and place that educates and informs target audience on mitigation of the climate change during the project and after completion of the project as well.

Partners of the project:

Latvia:  Aspired Ltd.

Norway: International Development Norway

Programme:

European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Programme "National Climate Policy" Small Grant Scheme open tender "Capacity Building in the Field of Research and Measures for Enhancing Society’s Understanding about Climate Change and its Consequences" Project No. 2/EEZLV02/14/GS/056 "Green Mission: Climate"

Project Implementation Period:

March, 2015 - September, 2016 

Total amount of the project funding:

Total cost of the project is 189 403.00 EUR; co-funding of the program is 166 035.00 EUR, but self-funding is 23 368.00 EUR.

 

Contact:
Sandra Rožkalne
Foundation Ventspils High Technology Park
Phone: +371 26831772
Email: sandra [dot] rozkalne [at] vatp [dot] lv
www.vatp.lv

 

Latest news in project:

11.07.2016  Norwegian partner visit in Ventspils
17.11.2015
 Tour of technically creative workshops starts in Latvia
24.08.2015
 Natural sciences teachers presented with opportunities to educate students on the Climate change
08.05.2015  Latvian youth will be encouraged to think green
18.04.2015  Education of youth and teachers about the climate change will be held