GIRLS

Cooperation partnerships in higher education KA220-HED

GIRLS – Generation for Innovation, Resilience, Leadership and Sustainability (2022-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000089166)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE/OPEN CALLS:

You can be involved in:

Define the game pieces: 17 elevator pitch (videos) about the SDG.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production (SDG 12 is to: „Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.”)

Goal 14: Life below water (SDG 14 is to: „Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”)

Goal 17: Partnership for the goals (SDG 17 is to: „Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”)

Elevator pitch (Videos) format (general idea)
1. Come up with a powerful idea about the SDG/target you are going to present.
2. Greeting: Good afternoon / Good morning / ….
3. Say who you are: First name (without surname), course, degree, university, city.
4. Express your proposal, a solution, something you can think of to improve society (related to the SDG).
5. Add a narrative hook: an example or concrete case or something that catches your attention.
6. Read and edit your speech, make it sound natural.

Local service-learning project.
Service-learning (SL) connects the academic world with the social environment, providing a benefit for the community. The aim is to help the immediate environment with our knowledge and skills. It is important to bear in mind that our task is to help solve a need or a problem that cannot be solved by those affected themselves.

Title: „Illuminating Sustainable Futures – Solar Empower, Energize Tomorrow: Service-Learning for Sustainable Energy Access”

Objective: Empower high school students with knowledge and skills to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. This service-learning project includes the presentation of a prototype of an energy-independent solar house to inspire environmentally conscious energy practices.

Project partners:
„Sfântul Sava” National College, Bucharest
Forestry Technological High School, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea

Project Components:
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Workshops: (between April 15 and 19, 2024 at the Faculty of Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings, Technical Univerity of Civil Engineering Bucharest)
Objective: Educate high school students on energy efficiency practices and the importance of conservation.
Activities: Workshops on energy-efficient technologies, tips for reducing energy consumption, and interactive discussions on energy conservation.

Community Awareness Campaign: (between April 15 and 19, 2024 at the Faculty of Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings, Technical Univerity of Civil Engineering Bucharest)
Objective: Raise awareness within the school community about the benefits of sustainable and renewable energy.
Activities: Organize seminars, poster campaigns, and informational sessions to involve students, teachers, and parents in the initiative.

Public Showcase Event: (between April 15 and 19, 2024 at the Technical Univerity of Civil Engineering Bucharest)
Objective: Demonstrate the prototype solar house and share knowledge gained with the wider community.
Activities: Public event with guided tours of the solar house, presentations on renewable energy, and interactive exhibits showcasing sustainable practices.


Prototype Energy-Independent Solar House: (April 23, 2024 at the Faculty of Building Services Engineering, Technical Univerity of Civil Engineering Bucharest)
Objective: Showcase a prototype of an energy-independent solar house to demonstrate the practical application of renewable energy concepts.
Activities: Construction of a small-scale solar-powered house, involving both university and high school students, with a focus on sustainable building practices.

Energy Access Workshops: (April 24, 2024 at the „Sfântul Sava Sava” National College, Bucharest, starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Objective: Educate high school students on the importance of energy access and its impact on sustainable development.
Activities: Workshops on energy fundamentals, discussions on global energy challenges, and case studies on successful energy access initiatives.

Introduction to Renewable Energy: (April 24, 2024 at the „Sfântul Sava Sava” National College, Bucharest, starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Objective: Provide high school students with an understanding of renewable energy sources, with a focus on solar energy.
Activities: Lectures on renewable energy technologies, hands-on experiments with solar panels, and visits to renewable energy installations.

Needs Assessment: quiz-en, quiz-ro (April 24, 2024 at the „Sfântul Sava Sava” National College, Bucharest, starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Objective: Identify energy-related challenges within the high school and its community.
Activities: Surveys, interviews, and site assessments to understand current energy consumption patterns and challenges.

Design and Implementation of Solar Solutions: (April 24, 2024 at the „Sfântul Sava Sava” National College, Bucharest, starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Objective: Engage high school students in the design and implementation of solar energy solutions within the school premises.
Activities: Collaborative design sessions, guidance from civil engineering students, and hands-on experience with solar panel installation.

Documentation and Educational Materials:
Objective: Document the entire process to create educational materials for future use and knowledge sharing.
Activities: Develop reports, videos, and presentations detailing the project’s journey, construction methods, and the benefits of renewable energy.
Reflection and Evaluation Sessions: (June 07, 2024 at the Forestry Technological High School, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea, starting at 11:00 a.m.)
Objective: Reflect on the impact of the service-learning project and gather feedback for continuous improvement.
Activities: Group discussions, surveys, and reflection sessions for both university and high school students involved in the project.

Integration with Curriculum:
Objective: Explore opportunities for integrating elements of the service-learning project into the high school curriculum.
Activities: Collaborate with high school teachers to incorporate renewable energy concepts into relevant subjects.

By combining education, hands-on experience, and community engagement, this service-learning project aims to empower high school students with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to sustainable energy access. The prototype solar house serves as a tangible example, inspiring a commitment to environmentally conscious energy practices among students and the broader community.
For this project result a report about the activity is needed.

Mobility to Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (UVAQ), Morelia, Michoacán, Mexic.
We propose a mobility activity for university students in Morelia (Mexico), at the end of June (from the 22nd to the 29th), to collaborate with other European universities.
A mobility activity (4 students and 1 teacher) that will include social service and to help the community.
The dates approved by partners are from the 22 to 29 of June 2024 + 3 days for travels (the flight take 1 day more in coming back to Europe).

UTCB team:
– Ion MIERLUȘ-MAZILU (team leader)
– SARDENIE Aexia-Gabriela (FILS – 1st year student)
– HEBESHY Yasmin (FILS – 1st year student)
– ȘERBULEA Elena-Ioana (FILS – 1st year student)
– ȘERBULEA Matei-Stelian (FILS – 3rd year student)
The schedule of the meeting: GIRLS movility-Timetable

      

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Conference that will take place in UTCB, Bucharest, Romania in the spring of 2025.

CONTACTS:

Project manager (in UTCB): Assoc. Prof. Ion MIERLUS-MAZILU, PhD. ion.mierlusmazilu@utcb.ro

DISCLAIMER:

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.