Dear all, 2017 turned out as turbulent as expected. Politically, things have developed in rather weird directions: there is the Man with the Tin-Foil Hat in the White House who wants to make his country great again by reinventing the fossil coal economy. There is a British Government stumbling upon a completely unclear BREXIT pathway without having any clue where this should lead to. The Visegrad member states are afraid of refugees that they have never encountered before, and all…
Between 13th and 15th November 2017 training for staff of higher education institutions of partner countries was held at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The topics of the Transnational Train the Trainer Course included entrepreneurship, the REBUS entrepreneurship learning programme, validation of entrepreneurship competence, introduction to REBUS software, visit to “Innovationsfabrik”, Co-Working spaces and meetings with startups, REBUS entrepreneurship learning program and implementation of REBUS (for staff and students) in partner countries. Despite the very large group (~35 trainers) the training…
Jila from Indonesia states that there´s a need of collective and direct actions instead of giving likes on facebook. The increase of campaigns could stop the climate change most effective. And even though it is hard to replace fossil fuels because it is cheap there are perfect alternatives like geothermal systems. Also biomass is a great opportunity to change behaviour in espacially rural areas, where lot´s of fossil fuels is used. Interview by Angela Monica
How will the life in arid-areas be in the future? What about drinkable water, rising temperaturs and the increase of deceases? A technical expert from Jordan is wondering about the consequences of the climate change in his home country. Interview by Ginthushaann Indirakumar
Emine from Morocco is worrying about the future of the planat. As a mother she cares about what could happen to the next generation if climate change isn´t stopped. One very important action is to convince people to stop wasting resources – that means to consider the everyday use of food and engergy for instance. Interview bei Angela Monica.
Akajanga from the Victoria Lake Region is wondering how the effects of climate change like floods, irregular rain patterns and global warming are affecting our next generation. He thinks, that biomass and solar engery are very important for ending the use of fossil fuels that are responsible for a large scale of the climate change. Interview by Ginthushaann Indirakumar
We were talking to Merwan from Morocco – a youth delegate of the young people climate summit COY13. He mentions a one month lasting festival in Morocco where uge amounts of coal are used for BBQs. Also products extracted from biomass could help stop the climate change – but one problem could be a missing availability in strong affect areas in the world. Interview by Angela Monica
On November 8. and 9. 2017 the BADGES consortium met for the first time in Kassel. BADGES sets out to develop a learning and validation approach for cultural and heritage sites that leads to the award of digital badges to visitors who participate in specific learning activities offered by the sites.