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DSI 5: PLUS Energy educational programme in schools


To be successful by implementing PEB within a broad audience in Europe this topic should also be integrated in the education system of the member states. If the pupils can be reached and involved in the current topic the relatives of the pupils can be reached, too. It is recommended to design the action public oriented in order to reach even a wider audience than the direct involved persons. Therefore the actions should be designed in that way that they have sustainable character, competition character (with prize and/or awards) in order to stimulate creativity and will to join the actions and last but not least some fun factor (including surprising moments) which is necessary to keep pupils and teachers on track of the topic (PEB).

Type of DSI policy funding / demand-driven actions / awareness raising / competition and cooperation incl. Awarding
Level of intervention EU / national / regional programme
Target Group/s addressed Education institutes, schools, teachers, pupils and their relatives, related promotors and investors
Objectives / demand-side relevance * raising awareness for PEB in the education system of the EU Member states
*Integration of PEB solutions including supporting technologies in different school subject (mathematics, physics, geography, drawing etc.) by motivation and stimulation
* integration of PEB related pilot projects in European schools in order to ensure sustainability
* stimulate interest for PEB in present and future customers
Inputs * European/national programme to stimulate awareness for PEB in schools
* relevant expert and management resources to develop and coordinate the whole programme at European level and in the participating member states.
* information  for getting acceptance and support of the programme by national/regional  school authorities for participation of the European PEB programme.
Activities / Suggested instrument implementation * set up of PEB information material according to needs for schools
* elaboration of pilot activities which can be sustainable implemented in the schools
* definition and selection of "education boxes, e.g. Energy Boxes" for ensure interesting and motivating practical learning of contents concerning PEB topics
* cooperative competition action where schools cooperate to fulfil tasks concerning PEB with the possibility to get prices and awards
Intended Outputs * European/national calls to schools to participate the PEB initiative
* implementation of a european wide competition in different steps concerning questions and tasks related to PEB
* usage of tools like "energy boxes" or related tools as toys concerning information and education related to PEB
* implementation of pilot investments (Measure systems, small PV plants, small heat pump, little wind mills etc.) at schools as basis for sustainable teaching and demonstration of actions which can lead to PEB.
* sustainable cooperation and network of schools related to a common task of PEB for the future
* meeting, seminars, events related to PEB
* projects, studies, draws, materials etc. worked out by pupils related to the main topic PEB
Intended Outcomes * raising awareness in European education system at the energy topic related to PEB
* involvement out teachers, pupils and their relatives into the project
* high media response because of an important topic transported by children
* higher interest from pupil especially in PEB related professions, especially from girls
* Spin off and follow up activities of schools related to sustainable energy topics like PEB
* involvement of third parties (economics, industries etc) as promotors and supporters of schools and pupils
Monitoring indicators suggested * number of regions, schools, teachers and pupils involved in the programme
* number of pieces of info material and boxes and other tools for teaching and educating pupils
* number of pilot actions (small investments in schools) which will be used sustainably for teaching purposes
* number of working seminars, interregional meetings, openings of actions or plants in schools, awarding ceremonies etc.
* number of press releases, public relations, TV spots etc. related to the project
* number of projects works draws etc. made by pupils or group of pupils
* number of interregional education and information tours made by pupils
SMART goals /
(Milestones in bold script)
*  By 6/2015
draft programme  structure with feed back and involvement of at least 10 school institutions in Europe.
By 1/2016
1st call to clarify the number of regions/states/schools which intend to participate the programme
by 6/2016
clarifying the size and figures of the whole programme
by 1/2017
starting a 3 Years programme. The pupils should be awarded within one school year. The school will run the programme for 3 years.
Build the Future
* 9/2014 -12 2014   elaborating a rough programme concept incl. a structure
* 11/2014 - 3/2015   interviews and feed back from education institutes (state, regions) and schools
* 6/2015   draft concept for implementing a PEB programme for schools


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