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Press release4 May 2022Representation in Cyprus1 min read

Education for Climate Coalition Policy Forum: bringing green skills into classrooms

Tomorrow, the annual Education for Climate Coalition Policy Forum will bring together policy experts and education stakeholders to discuss the role of education in the green transition.

Statement by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner, on the adoption of the 2022 work programme of the European Innovation Council

The debate will focus on the skills learners must be equipped with. A policy panel, with Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, Mariya Gabriel, Assistant Director General for Education of UNESCO, Stefania Giannini, and two young practicians from the European School and the Trinity College Dublin respectively will provide their perspective. Ahead of the event, Commissioner Gabriel said: “A green Europe requires green skills- better knowledge about climate change and sustainability, new skills and a change in behaviour. Making Europe green is a substantial challenge for the education systems in the Member States, which calls for a strategic common approach. I am looking forward to this exchange about the promising work being done across Europe to help children, young people and adults learn about, and take action on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability.” The Forum will also come up with concrete examples of how education can actively contribute to the green transition by deepening people’s understanding, developing necessary skills and promote behavioural change. The Education for Climate Coalition enables primary and secondary schools, vocational education and training and higher education institutions across the EU to cooperate in learning initiatives and projects on climate action, sustainability and the environment. It contributes to achieving the European Education Area by 2025. To register to the event, please click here.


Publication date
4 May 2022
Representation in Cyprus