The Citizens for Energy Transition (C4ET) project aims to raise European citizens’ awareness of energy issues by developing an integrated and inclusive educational approach. The ultimate goal is that people establish a direct link between the global challenges of energy transition and climate change and their daily lives, allowing them to adapt their lifestyles and choices as consumers.
In this perspective, the consortium of actors involved in the project is developing, under the guise of a systemic approach, 30 innovative, sustainable and educational tools, focusing on various key themes.
This team of 6 partners from 6 European Union countries (France, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Croatia and Germany) draws on the diversity of origins and cultures represented, as well as on areas of expertise complementary. Its strength is thus based on a transnational, trans-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach.
Our energy systems are now linked to many challenges, including climate change, economic and social development, poverty eradication, food security, health for all, ecosystem conservation, Peace and security.
In response to this, and in a context of significant growth in demand, a major transformation – the energy transition – of our models is necessary, and is a corollary to the simultaneous treatment of all these issues. In this context, the European Union (EU) has set ambitious targets for 2030: a 40% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to the 1990 reference year ; An increase in the share of renewable energies in its energy mix to 27%; And a 27% increase in energy efficiency. These objectives follow the energy climate package (3 * 20) 2020, where a target of 20% was targeted for these three indicators.
However, it must be stressed that the de-carbonization and the reduction of the energy intensity of our economies will necessarily involve the involvement of all the stakeholders. Citizens have a critical role to play, both as consumers and as part of larger groups (a company, an association, a city, a region, a country …) in which they can advocate for sustainable actions . Yet most of us remain unaware of the real challenges, risks and opportunities of energy transition.
The C4ET project, coordinated by ENERGIES 2050 and implemented in 6 EU countries, aims to address this issue by designing an interactive and holistic education, information and education program . This project is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.
ENERGIES 2050 (France, coordinator)
ENERGIES 2050 is a non-profit organization working exclusively in the public interest. ENERGIES 2050 intervenes in France and abroad on issues related to sustainable development, climate change and environmental and energy issues. The association is engaged in the implementation of the Great Transition, be it the energy transition or the implementation of a plural, more humane and united society, supporting peace and respecting the common goods of mankind . To date, ENERGIES 2050 brings together citizens, experts and partners from more than 60 nationalities and is implementing innovative and practical projects in more than 30 countries. ENERGIES 2050 aims, among other things, to put in place an energy approach in accordance with the principles of eco-development at the very heart of citizen action, favoring the management of energy demand and the development of renewable energies .
Role in the project:
ENERGIES 2050 is responsible for overall performance in terms of good management, financial and economic management and quality assurance. The organization directs the development of the project, contributing to the content, and involving the target groups required. It is also a leader in dissemination activities and is responsible for the development of activities in France.
Global Nature Fund – GNF (Germany)
The Global Nature Fund (GNF) is a non-profit international non-profit organization based in Germany. In 1998, GNF established the International Living Lakes Partnership to protect lakes and wetlands around the world and promote sustainable development in lake areas. The network comprises over 100 organizations working in 80 countries and protecting more than 120 lakes and wetlands around the world. The GNF has also led the European Campaign for Business and Biodiversity (LIFE + project) and is actively involved in ecosystem services and natural capital. The Global Nature Fund has initiated and carried out various projects in the field of energy transition, mainly in developing countries, and works in close cooperation with other organizations and institutions in the field of environmental protection and environmental protection. energetic transition.
Role in the project:
The GNF is responsible for activities related to the quality of the project and the tools developed, and is in charge of setting up activities in Germany.
Center Urbain (BELGIUM)
The Urban Center (founded in 1988) is an information center for sustainable urban development in the Brussels region. The UC has an integrated approach with actions in the field of sustainable housing, green building, heritage, renovation, management and energy saving, residential acoustics, and urban planning. The Urban Center is officially recognized as an energy training center by Brussels-Environment (Regional Ministry). The CU has developed energy-efficient tools targeted at SMEs, such as the Self Check-up, or the Trade Register, an extensive database for SMEs involved in SMEs. Building and heritage. (Www.patrimoine-metiers.be). The goal is to promote jobs for young people and the transition to sustainable jobs as an underlying strategy.
Experiences gathered through interregional activities are shared with decision-makers and associations. The center postpones its actions to several Ministries (Energy and Environment, architectural heritage, urban planning, housing) for which it has missions in progress. It also actively collaborates with associations and civil society organizations.
Role in the project:
The Urban Center is in charge of the development of the “Pedagogical program and best practices of exchange through mobility axes” and is in charge of the implementation of the activities in Belgium.
Drustvo Za Oblikovanje Odrzivog Razvoja – DOOR (Croatia)
DOOR’s mission is to promote the principles of sustainable development in all segments of society at local, regional and national levels, particularly in the energy field. DOOR’s vision is that of a sustainable development society in which the public is involved in the development, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and where energy issues play a central social role , Both for ecological and economic development and in the fight against poverty. DOOR has extensive experience and expertise in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures. DOOR regularly organizes educational and awareness events with a multisectoral approach and promotes dialogue among stakeholders in various fields. One of DOOR’s objectives is to encourage communication between civil society organizations and energy experts (institutions, companies, and ministries) to educate the public in energy and energy decision-making. Environmental protection. DOOR has been involved in many European projects and a number of projects addressing sustainable use of energy.
Role in the project:
DOOR is the leader on “State of the art and analysis of training needs” and is in charge of the implementation of activities in Croatia.
Gal Molise verso il 2000 (Italy)
Gal Molise is a local development agency that works to support and promote sustainable development, economy, social, trade and employment in the Molise region in line with the objectives of the EU And national, regional and local development plans. GAL Molise has extensive experience and expertise in this field and uses a variety of methods to promote his activities such as meetings with target groups, websites, newsletters, communication via local media and social networks, etc. As examples of excellence, the LAG uses recognized national networks such as the National Rural Network and the Association of “Authentic Italian Villages”. The LAG Molise also has extensive experience in many projects related to energy transition awareness. Among these activities, we can mention: the implementation of a campaign to disseminate initiatives and information on the issues of sustainable development, energy efficiency, energy saving, A new way of life, etc. We also organize inter-laboratories for eco-innovation (seminars, workshops, participation in fairs and exhibitions, guided tours for companies, technicians and administrators).
Role in the project:
GAL Molise is responsible for developing the concept of test events and is responsible for the evaluation questionnaires – in collaboration with the GNF as a quality manager – on the “Test of teaching materials” axis. GAL Molise will also manage the event concept and feedback from citizens. Finally, it will be responsible for the implementation of the activities in Italy.
TREBAG is a small SME located in Hungary (near Budapest) involved in Erasmus studies, LifeLong Learning (LLL) programs and other EU projects for more than 10 years. The activities of TREBAG are multidisciplinary, ranging from the implementation of projects to their implementation, and the results to their dissemination. The scope of these activities includes the development of vocational training materials and methodologies, including e-learning; The implementation of technology transfer and management of the innovation chain, the organization and management of various research and development (R & D) projects, development and web design, consulting activities in R & D As well as in management, among others.
TREBAG has implemented several projects on non-formal education and has strong dissemination capacities at different levels: local, regional, national and European. On the basis of previous projects, the company has relevant experience in the development of reference guides.
Role in the project:
TREBAG is responsible for the axis “Innovative teaching materials and accompaniment”, which is the main core of the project (tool development). TREBAG is also responsible for the implementation of activities in Hungary.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Project code: 2015-1-FR01-KA204-015349