International student forum for the green transition

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Why is it important to fight against climate change? The “International student forum for the green transition” is an event designed to encourage students to discuss and learn about environmental issues together with their peers from another country, make them think about what can be done at their schools and at local and global level and help them come up with alternative greener ways of living the planet.

The activity will take place during a real physical mobility and it involves students from at least two countries. During the one-week event, students from around Europe gather to engage in academic discussions and cultural exchanges with their peers.

The ice-breaking sessions are led by English language facilitators (groups of maximum 15 students each) and students will attend thought-provoking workshops in environmental-friendly classrooms and learn about basic climate terms, explore the links between climate change and sustainable development and find out more about green solutions for water, energy, circular economy, rural development and in other green forward-looking fields.

Using innovative methods in environmental education, students will discuss and come up with solutions to tackle current environmental issues.

All participants are invited to join at least one of the advanced sustainability tours. Through these tours, participants will be able to visit local sustainable initiatives and to experience green solutions at first hand: they will collect information to report back to their group and feed into the discussion.

At the end of the forum event, participants will share their discussion outcomes through presentations and proposals, which will be submitted to local environmental organizations.

The activity will not take place in a hosting schools in order to guarantee the flexibility required by the content and quality of the programme.

Learning outcomes:
Students will:

  • become aware of environmental issues at local and global level
  • develop competences in various sustainability-relevant sectors and learn fundamental skills to the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • learn the importance of changes for individual preferences and consumption habits for a green lifestyle (e.g. save resources, reduce energy use and waste, compensate carbon footprint emissions, opt for sustainable food and mobility choices, etc.)
  • develop intercultural competencies such as networking, language and understanding of others
  • learn 21st century skills and engage in collaborative relations

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : A2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Groups of pupils

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 120
  • Minimum advance reservation : 24 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 03.04.2022 - 10.04.2022 - To be confirmed

The event will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

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