Real-world education to boost climate change adaptation
We all share the same planet and will share the same climate future!
Climate change needs behaviour change!
Speaking at a high-level event organised jointly by UNESCO and UNFCCC, Sławomir Mazurek,
Deputy Minister of Environment of the COP24 (December 2018), said: “I am glad that climate action
and education are so visible at this COP, and that the room is packed, showing the great interest in
education.” HRH Princess Abze Djigma, Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for Climate
Change and SDGs, said: “The solutions to climate change are right there. We should not wait for
them because we are the solutions and education is critical.”
No doubt that an absolutely central foundation for raising global climate action is to ensure that
everyone in the world knows both the impacts of climate change and the way how one can adapt. In
short, we need to understand the transformation that must be made, and equip ourselves with the
necessary competences, in order to make it. However, the complexity and uncertainty of the topic
requires a new approach for effective climate change education.
TAKE IT partners from Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the
UK, have embraced this challenge aware that changing behaviour is notoriously difficult, but
believing that education is a powerful tool in empowering individual, boosting voluntary action and
helping people through the transition so they understand and accept climate change, and take
appropriate adaptation action. To achieve this, partners’ organisations identified a gap in current
adult education offer, and decided to joint efforts and develop cutting-edge and meaningful resources
aiming to offer opportunities for real-world education to boost appropriate climate adaptation action.
TAKE IT addresses various Erasmus+ horizontal and adult education priorities, and has the following
Develop a culture of change and sustainability, creating the background for effective climate change
education to boost behavioural change and better adaptation to our changing world
Upskill the educators with science and social-based competences that has the required impacts in
how they can empower individuals and drive appropriate climate adaptation action
Empower individual with personally relevant and meaningful information, focused on achievable
behavioural changes and appropriate climate adaptation action.
Provide a set of innovative and cutting-edge training resources, available in digital and open media,
to empower educators and individual
Boost European dimension and cooperation, through the participation of nine countries representing
various regions who are experiencing climate change´s impacts and organisations of two
Call 2019 Round 1 KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education
FormId KA204-9A3621D3 Deadline (Brussels Time) 21 Mar 2019 12:00:00
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transnational experience exchanges with educational peers
Engage associated partners, experts and key stakeholders in development, validation, dissemination
and mainstreaming actions, through the local working groups and multiplier events
TAKE IT will generate a circular benefit effect and impact and targets
– over 180 adult educators
– over 180 individual/citizens
– over 300 stakeholders (AE providers, other educational providers, local authorities, NGOs, civil
society organisations, academic and research community, the public sectors, the private sector,
media, sectors, other sectoral bodies, umbrella associations, other relevant institutions that facilitate
and support education and civic participation, medial partners)
– 20 associated partners from all participating countries, including both public and private, training
and education providers, NGOs, experts, research institutes, civil organisations, professional
associations, social partners, networks, regional and national bodies.