The Young Innovators programme empowers youth to reduce climate change through innovation, to understand, explore, and mitigate against carbon intensive lifestyles. This programme aims to boost the skills of young people and prepare them for leading roles in climate innovation, because in just a short period of time, they will become the leaders of our societies, businesses and nations.
This is a huge opportunity to tackle climate change through learning and innovation from an early age.
During 2019, we will be working with partners in Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and England but to offer this support to as many students as possible, we are looking for partners from around Europe. There are different kinds of organisation that can join our ecosystem and support these young people on the paths to be Young Innovators for a change:
Experts in local issues as challenge setters:
- Commercial organisations
- City/local authorities
- Consortia of organisations
- Professional industry institutions
Educators, host and delivery partners:
- Education consultants and designers
- Pedagogy Colleges
“We have a bundle of expertise and tested practice that can be easily scaled up via receptive channels. For example, companies, schools or school clusters, community organisations or colleges and universities could adopt our methodology to implement sustainability awareness building and project development. We positively wish to share this with other Climate-KIC partners and scale up across Europe. We would welcome the opportunity to invite other Partners from across Europe to workshops and demonstrations throughout the project.”
Jen Baughan – CEO, Solutions for the Planet, UK