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Ecofootprint Romania

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Although environmental protection is on the rise throughout Europe, consumerism and mass production are still deeply rooted in society. In Romania, two documents were recently published - the fifth National Report on the
Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (SNDD) - emphasized the need for a more sustainable lifestyle. Both documents mention education and awareness-raising among young people and teachers as important approaches in this context.


The project aims to equip 60 teachers from at least 20 high schools in 25% of Romanian counties with the necessary tools to familiarize and sensitize their students with the importance of environmental protection. This will lead to greater awareness of environmental issues among students and more sustainable habits among the next generation, reducing Romania's ecological footprint in the long term. To achieve this goal, the project builds on two previously implemented projects, namely Reducing Footprint through Environmental Awareness (REFE) and Sustainaware, which developed an environmental footprint curriculum and an environmental footprint measurement tool. In addition to these achievements, the EcoFootprint project lays the foundation for the first ecological footprint calculator that can be used by the general public. Training courses are also being organized and an eLearning platform developed for teachers to improve their knowledge and provide them with a solid foundation. In addition, the project provides training material for experts working in this field of environmental protection. 

Our project partners

Teatrul Vienez de Coipii - Copiii Joacă Teatru (Romania) - Project Leader
Institute for Health and Environment (Slovenia)
School for Life (Austria)
Babes - Bolyai University (Romania)

Partner countries: Romania, Austria, Germany, Slovenia
Project duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2024
Funding: € 507,545.72
Target groups: Schools, teachers, students, town halls, civil society, NGOs, local and central public administration

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