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European conference "Erasmus + green mobility + green schools", Potsdam (Germany) 4-6 May 2022

All 27 EU member states committed last year to the "Green Deal" to make the EU the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The new ERASMUS+ programme generation 2021-2027 is an important funding instrument for this. Environmental protection and sustainability are even more in the focus of the new programme.  These topics are already addressed in many exchange projects in the school sector.  Pupils are thus sensitised to the topics of sustainability, climate change and environmental protection and acquire competences for living in a sustainable and resource-saving society and economy.

The European conference "Erasmus + green mobility + green schools" will address the question of how Erasmus+ projects can further promote education for sustainable development in schools.
At the English-speaking conference Erasmus projects on environmental and climate protection will be presented and concepts on environmentally friendly and sustainable exchange will be discussed. In addition, the conference offers a platform for networking among participants and shaping future projects.

General Information

Draft programme and concept of the conference

 

Conference Venue and travel directions

Kongresshotel Potsdam, Potsdam/Berlin, Germany.
Address: Kongresshotel Potsdam, Am Luftschiffhafen 1, D-14471 Potsdam, Fon: +49 331 907 0
The hotel is certified as a „Green Hotel“

  • Arrival day: You can move into your room from 3 p.m.
  • An overview of the hotel facilities is given by the location plan   
  • The venue is very easily accessible by public transport. For a climate-friendly arrival and return journey, we recommend to check the travel directions
  • If you have any questions about the hotel, please check the FAQ page.

Compensation of CO2 emissions via Atmosfair

The CO2-Emissions related to the implementation of this conference will be offset with an amount of € 1,588.00 from EU funds. This amount will be used to support environment-related projects in India, Kenya and Nigeria.

Current information on Corona

The Corona rules have been eased. Please note the hotel's guidelines here.

We are very pleased that we can organise an event with more than 230 participants from 23 countries despite the pandemic. To ensure that this event also offers as much safety as possible and does not become a superspreading event, we ask you to get tested before the event - even though this is no longer required.

Corona Tests
At the airport Berlin Schönefeld BER is a fix rapid test station on the go.
At the main station Berlin is another testcenter.
There is a test center for rapid tests and PCR-test in Potsdam railway station, go in direction UCI Luxe Kino (cinema)
More test stations in Potsdam

Useful references on environmental sustainability

List of green links

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • General website
  • In particular, goal 4 deals with ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Within this goal, target 4.7 reads: “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”

The EU Green Deal

Learning for environmental sustainability

GreenComp: the European sustainability competence framework

  • GreenComp is a reference framework for sustainability competences. It provides a common ground to learners and guidance to educators, advancing a consensual definition of what sustainability as a competence entails.

The New European Bauhaus

Education for Climate coalition

3 Billion Trees Pledge

  • Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 commits to planting at least 3 billion additional trees in the EU by 2030 in full respect of ecological principles.

Flash Eurobarometer 478 – “How do we build a stronger, more united Europe? The views of young people”

  • This survey asked over 10,000 people aged 15-30 across the EU for their views on what the EU’s priorities should be, and where education and training should focus in the years to come. In particular, the summary under “attachments” provides interesting data about how young people feel in relation to learning on environmental sustainability and climate change.

The European Year of Youth 2022

Further links

eTwinning - spring campaign

In order to receive the materials mentioned here you must be registered in eTwinning (registration).
The eTwinning- spring campaign takes place from 1st to 31st of March and it sheds light on some relevant topics related to the annual theme, such as sustainable development, inclusion, creativity, teachers as learning designers, new learning environments and blended learning. It is aimed at both newcomers and existing eTwinners, who will be provided with inspiring resources on how to foster inclusive and sustainable schools. You will find more information and pedagogical materials on the campaign page.

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