Open call: Develop an action project with your school class!

Academy of WWF and ERSTE Foundation
22-27 October 2011, Vienna

Are you a teacher of 12-16 year olds in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia or Ukraine?

We cordially invite you together with one of your students to participate in the Academy of WWF and ERSTE Foundation! At the academy you will be trained to create and manage your own nature and environmental project with help from your school class at home.

We focus on three topics:
•  Ecological Footprint – Lifestyle and global effects
•  The Danube – Europe´s lifeline
•  Active citizenship – get active and motivate others

The Danube connects Europe like a blue belt. It crosses borders, not only transporting freight and passengers, but also tradition and history. In order to keep this natural treasure alive, we have the responsibility to protect it!

Ecological Footprint
We, as Europeans, have the chance to make lifestyle decisions that instead of exploiting nature and impacting our environment lead to sustainable development and responsible use of natural resources. Every day youth hear negative news concerning environmental conditions and the state of our planet. We want to show them the possibilities they have to make positive changes and we want to motivate them to work together to create a future for Europe, with a high quality of living for humans and a healthy environment.

Active Citizenship
It is important that young people recognize the important role they can play in society in order to create a fair and sustainable world. Through Active Citizenship, students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to engage in a democratic society. The goal of education for sustainable development is to give young people competencies and illustrate possibilities that enable them to contribute actively and in a responsible way to a future worth living.

If you are accepted to participate, you will…
…be invited with one of your students to participate in the Academy from October 22-27, 2011 in Austria.
…receive 200,– Euro to support the implementation of your project.
…be invited to attend the final event in Romania, in June 2012. Meet colleagues from ten other European countries!

Important additional information:
Language of the academy, the project documentation and the final event is English.
Travel costs, lodging and the participation are free.
Twenty students from four schools will win a nature adventure camp in a Romanian national park.

Application deadline is 15 September 2011.

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