EcoDigital: Taking action for reducing the environmental impact of digitalisation is an Erasmus+ KA2 project that runs from November 2022 until April 2025
The EcoDigital project aims to motivate more and more people to realise the importance of the digital waste problem and to develop positive changes in young people’s behaviour with the aim of conveying such behaviours in the wider society. More specifically, the project will carry out a survey to assess the level of awareness of the digital waste problem in school education, and will develop a literature review on the seriousness of the problem, training resources for teachers and a variety of ready-made educational activities to be used in formal and informal education, as well as a collection of assessment tools and policy recommendations. Thus, the project funding will fill important gaps in school education regarding digital waste management where young people are actively contributing to due to the increased use of various entertainment platforms and social networks.
The objectives of the EcoDigital project are:
1) to raise awareness on the environmental impact of digitalisation.
2) to expand training and educational tools on climate change-related issues that are less widespread, such as sustainable digitalisation, aiming to reduce carbon footprint emissions.
3) to develop digital skills that are beyond basic focus, such as competencies focused on sustainable digital transformation.
4) to assess capacities for sustainable digitalisation and reshape relevant policy agendas to integrate the benefits of the proper use of relevant online tools and services.
The EcoDigital project will develop:
A teachers’ capacity building programme to expand teachers’ knowledge of the tools and opportunities offered by digitalisation.
A school curriculum that includes all the necessary explanatory and educational resources on sustainable digitalisation.
A collection of assessment tools for assessing related competences.
Useful policy recommendations related to the education sector.
- Teachers and educational staff of schools
- Primary and secondary school students aged 10-18 years
- Wider society