Pillars

SCENT Pillars

1- Citizen engagement is a driver for change

The active involvement of citizens in policy definition is a tool for improving the effectiveness, the quality and the adoption of policies and decisions addressing relevant and complex challenges in both global and local scale. GreenSCENT’s approach will lead to a diversified and comprehensive resilient solution at every stage of GreenComp’s development: awareness raising, learning, evaluation and dissemination to all EU citizens.

2- Active experimentation will lead to better understanding and adoption.

The paradigm shift from traditional education to active observation, data collection and processing and open innovation will petform two very important functions:

  1. guide society in a positive direction with respect to environmental challenges;
  2. disseminate concrete practices that individuals will be able to undertake, thus fostering involvement and commitment in citizenship in addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability.

3- European Youths are crucial for addressing climate and environmental challenges.
Young Europeans represent both the future of the European Union and the most effective ambassadors for spreading knowledge about the Green Deal and the need for changes in citizens’ behavior. Young people can involve their school colleagues and their peers, their families, as well as become professionals capable of changing the labor market and industrial, social and political processes in a green perspective for the protection of the planet. For the same reason, schools, universities and educational institutions in general play a key role in this process.

4- Vulnerable groups must be involved and taken into consideration in this process

Vulnerable groups, such as migrants, refugees, people with disabilities, the elderly and people in rural areas, must be included in the dialogue and concrete actions of the Green Deal. Europe cannot afford to exclude these people as one of the main European themes is “united in diversity”.

 

5- GreenComp must be both acceptable and adoptable.

Potential users and stakeholders for GreenComp (e.g. students, experts, activists, educational institutions, businesses and industries) will be involved in the GreenSCENT project to ensure its large-scale adoptability even after the end of the project, and as a tool for design and implement educational initiatives inside or outside the classroom, both to encourage the integration of skills related to the environment in the corporate processes of managing human resources and talents.

6- Competences needed go beyond climate and environment.

The activities proposed by GreenSCENT will develop skills not only concerning climate or environment, but which will embrace digital and transversal skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, planning and design. These transversal and complementary skills will have a positive effect both on the professional skills of the students involved and in their understanding of climate and environmental challenges.

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