Climate Change? We act the change

The project is implemented all over Italy through tailor-made interventions in ten regions: Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto, Calabria and Sicily.

In progress Education Environment

Starting date

1 May 2023


15 months

Realized by:



Strengthening teachers’ competences as regards environmental protection and climate change; strengthening their knowledge of methodologies for participative and inclusive teaching in order to foster global citizenship. All this will be done through training courses, some of which have received accreditation by the Italian Ministry of Education and University (MIUR).

Increasing students’ competences as regards sustainability and virtuous behaviors to reduce their own environmental impact, by means of participative workshops on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

Strengthening and implementing local youth best practices regarding the environment, encouraging young people to take the lead through a nation-wide call for proposals in the area of environmental challenges. The 10 best projects will receive a 1,500€ grant to implement and even extend their local solution.

Creating a network of youth organizations working at a local level that will meet at a residential event where they will present their solution to the respond to environmental challenges and participate in thematic workshop led by experts.

The project’s main goal is Global Citizenship Education, i.e. the empowerment of individuals who then play an active role in their local area.
It intends to lead the new generations in acquiring and strengthening their environmental conscience and help them realize that everyone can become a leader and put forward concrete and scalable solutions to combat climate change.
These initiatives are the continuation of the “Climate Change? Claim The Change!” project that recently ended.
The workshops in class will carry out a qualitative, in-depth analysis with students; online and in-person courses for teachers focusing on agroecology and innovative methodologies to teach the 2030 Agenda will help teachers become independent in creating lessons on these topics. The nation-wide call for proposals on environmental challenges will gather and enhance bottom- up solutions designed by youth at a local level. This will turn the young activists into the true protagonists by funding their proposals and highlighting the good practices that already exist locally. During the residential event, the young activists will be able to exchange good practices, create networks and increase the impact of their activities.

Direct beneficiaries:
120 trained teachers
1,400 students (aged 6-19)
140 youths (aged 18-30)

Indirect beneficiaries:
160 students
70 teachers
1,000 families
500 citizens impacted by local environmental challenges
1,000 youths reached online