PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2012-1-GB1-COM06-18598

Re-thinking Energy

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Bucksburn Academy

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    General secondary school

    ADDRESS

    Kepplehills Road, Bucksburn – ABERDEEN

    CONTACT PERSON

    Roseleen Shanley

    Re-thinking Energy

    A measure under the Climate Change priority for the North Sea Commission in “North Sea Region 2020” is to: “Raise awareness and provide access to knowledge of climate adaptions throughout local regional and national levels as well in the general public” The project “Rethinking Energy” has enabled young people from Germany, Norway, Scotland, Sweden and the Netherlands to investigate the topic of alternative energy. They have experienced different cultures by studying and working together to understand the need for European energy cooperation. Students investigated alternative energy and how their own countries and other North Sea regions approached sustainability issues, emphasising energy use and transition to renewable forms of energy. Key legislation, policies and strategies deployed by European countries for Alternative Energy Solutions e.g. Onshore/Offshore Wind, Wave/Tidal, Biomass, Energy from Waste, Solar, Hydrogen and sustainable building were examined. Partnerships with business, academics, sustainability and community groups, local and national government officers, provided valuable experiences which enabled the students to be well informed and lead the project. The project has enabled students to understand and design alternative energy solutions by investigation, analysis of data and practical application. Each partner has set up case studies of good energy practice in their country which was shared across the Comenius group. The technology behind the energy source, its benefits and challenges were explored and analysed. The project has raised awareness of alternative energy within local, regional and national forums and has sought to develop a sustainable lifelong learning model for practical involvement of young people in sustainability within their communities. Some partners are working with Energy Transition Institutions to develop career pathways and identify the skill sets needed for the next generation to lead on renewable energy transitions.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Increasing knowledge reducing energy consumption

    Alfa-college produced this case study for students to discover opportunities for reducing energy consumption by means of sustainable design and development. The context and venue was Hamburg Harbour.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Teachers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes