Educational institutions can play a significant role in the fight against climate change. The EU-funded ECF4CLIM project will develop, test and validate a European Competence Framework (ECF) for transformational change to empower the educational community to act. The project will apply an innovative hybrid approach based on participatory action research and citizen science to co-design an ECF that is adaptable to a range of settings and integrates digital and social competences related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ECF4CLIM explores individual, organisational and institutional factors. To encourage learning-by-doing, several innovative tools will be co-designed with and made available to citizens, including a digital platform for crowdsourcing, IoT solutions and a digital learning space.
Climate change mitigation requires trustworthy decision making and the skills and competences to deliver on ambitious EU climate goals must include digital ones. QUE brings the data viewpoint in the project: from instrumentation of buildings and data collection, curation and management all the way up to visualising data to create valuable and actionable insights.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036505.