The GEE project has been set up to help create the next generation of green entrepreneurs in Europe and develop the skills of young people. The project brings schools and businesses together to strengthen co-operation and help build the green economy.
Europe needs more young people with green entrepreneurship skills. The GEE project will help schools develop their pupils’ skills and competencies so they can play an active role in developing the green economy.
The GEE project aims “to improve the key competencies and skills of young people to take an active role in building the green economy and strengthen cooperation between school and the world of work.”
In the UK Field Studies Council, FSC, are the project partner. They will be working to support teachers to use learning outside the classroom and real world learning to develop these skills. FSC will be part of this project which provides:
- Learning packs
- Field trips
- Teacher training and teacher support
- Coffee House Challenge (CHC) informal meetings
- Business case studies
- Green business plans
- Linking schools with businesses
- Project website
Five European countries in total are joining together for this innovative project: Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Spain and the UK, all sharing the same goal of a greener Europe with more sustainable businesses.
Our consortium is made up of environmental educators and entrepreneurs/business; a unique combination. Traditionally seen as opposed, we will bring together business and the environment to explore the creative potential this has for learning and the green economy.