In the face of environmental challenges such as global warming, pollution, urban sprawl, deforestation and loss of biodiversity which increasingly jeopardise the life of living beings on our planet, the need to raise awareness of environment related challenges among people has now become urgent.
In such a context, adult education plays a critical role in preparing citizens for the future living and in encouraging them to take individual responsibility for protecting the whole communities they live in, in response to global challenges.
GEA project aims to enhance “environmental literacy” of adults, in order to contribute to informed decision-making and stronger adaptation capacities of communities, thus empowering women and men to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.
Participatory field-study, complementing a desk-based research on citizen science, environmental challenges and actions.
Development and delivery of the GEA e-learning programme, empowering adult educators to promote community-based environmental action.
Delivery of environmental awareness-raising actions with disadvantaged adults.
Set-up of local environmental committees and development of an innovative co-designed policy initiative booklet.