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Funded by the European Union, grant agreement nº  101102346.

Period: June 2023 – May 2026

Co-funded by the European Union

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

SYNAPSES project presents a vision on how pre-service and in-service programs on teaching for Sustainability Citizenship (SC) could be interrelated and enriched to develop a joint offer with significant European dimension. SC has great potential for cultivating agents of change who not only envision, but also enact solutions to climate change.

SYNAPSES will set-up the Erasmus+ School Heads and Teachers Training Academy on Teaching for SC to ensure and safeguard the long-term impact of the proposed activities. A series of training activities will be organised to help teachers to design more effective and engaging lessons making use of innovative teaching methods (inquiry-based, project-based, game-based) and tools (access to rich scientific data archives, virtual and remote experimentations, animations) in their classrooms, so that students’ learning about the environment, science and technology can be thought of in a different and improved way. Concurrently mobility opportunities will be offered with the goal to enable the Academy to become a forum for exchange of knowledge, an information hub which will support, develop and promote teaching for SC.

The SYNAPSES consortium consists of 10 organisations from 7 European countries: University of Bayreuth (Germany), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece), Institute of Educational Policy (Greece), NUCLIO (Portugal), European School Heads Association (Netherlands), Dublin City University (Ireland), Dublin West Education Centre (Ireland), Masaryk University (Czechia), Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (Sweeden).

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