Web2Learn successfully organised the GreenVETers multiplier event in Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 14, in collaboration with the Library of the University of Macedonia!
The event was title “Forging synergies for climate action and advocacy: The role of educational institutions in tackling climate change” and aimed at enriching the dialogue among the three educational strands, namely schools, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and vocational education and training (VET), on the topic of climate advocacy and activism that is fostered by educational institutions.
The event included the participation of nine speakers who are actively involved in citizen science actions and projects for climate action and climate awareness. In particular, the panel was composed of:
- Stefania Oikonomou, research collaborator at Web2Learn
- Iro Tzompartzaki, director of the University of Macedonia Library.
- Periklis Chatzinakos, Manager of the Environmental Management (EMAS) Office at the University of Macedonia.
- AIESEC, University of Macedonia, represented by Jordan Kolimenos and Marina Tasiou.
- Ioanna Dandelia, part of the SOHACK environmental sustainability project and PhD candidate in the Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia.
- Katerina Bakousi, research associate in the Laboratory of Geoinformatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the AUTH Citizen Science Hub.
- Lucie Greyl, project management and international relations officer at the NGO “A SUD”.
- Dr Gianna Kitsara, Research Associate at National Observatory of Athens.
Speakers’ slides have been gathered and are accessible to the public by clicking here.
The multiplier event also included a SWOT analysis group activity, where the participants, divided in groups, were asked to write down strengths/weaknesses/ opportunities/ threats educational institutions face in promoting participatory climate actions and advocacy.