Eco2Schools as New European Bauhaus Labs

Eco2Schools is an Erasmus+ funded project through the end of 2025. The project’s overall aim is to demonstrate that educational buildings can become enablers of the New European Bauhaus. This is proposed to be achieved by:

  • integration of pedagogical targets regarding sustainability into the curriculum,
  • re-considering the relationship of the schools with the local communities as hubs of innovation towards the green transition and sustainable development and,
  • ongoing development of a roadmap on how schools can become a physical place of education and knowledge.

This project was undertaken by UCC as it complements the concept of Sustainability Citizenship, one of the 9 themes of the university’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. UCC’s activity in the project is centered around the UCC Enterprise Centre on the North Mall Campus, which is currently undergoing a deep retrofit. Here surveys are being carried out to track building users’ overall climate literacy and the pedagogical retention of 4 test activities. The test activities will be carried out throughout 2024 and 2025. 

For more information on the UCC Enterprise: SEAI & HEA Pathfinder Deep Retrofit  project click here. And for further details on how UCC has adopted the NEBLAB concept click here 




Key milestones of the Eco2Schools as New European Bauhaus projects

  • Development of Use Cases of the 5 Pilot Sites
  • Development of Green Action Plans of the 5 Pilot Sites
  • Development of Implementation Plans
  • Ongoing refinement of the Eco2Schools Roadmap (a tool for more schools post-project).
  • Refinement of the proposed Social Value Framework that measures the pedagogical impact of the Eco2Schools process.

The other pilot sites within the project are: Microville112 Eco Campus (France), Ciência Viva – Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Portugal), Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (Sweden) and Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece).

The rest of the project consortium comprise: Good Planet Belgium, An Taisce, Lern Land Schaft, University of Bayreuth, Alliance Sens et Economie. To read more about this project click Here


SDG4U is an Erasmus+ funded project being undertaken by the office of Sustainability and Climate Action. The project’s key priority is to stimulate innovative learning and teaching practices through engaging SDGs to transformative education and sustainability practices in universities.

The project activities will enable access to knowledge and skills required for understanding and promoting sustainable development, through formal education, life-long learning programs and initiatives with emphasis on promoting equality, on developing a culture of peace, non-violence and fairness at all levels.

Project outputs include:

  • a mapping of sustainability practice in across the project consortium,
  • development of a SDG mapping tool for university modules,
  • and overall raising awareness of the project and the SDGs within project partner’s institutions.

The project consortium comprises: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, The American College of Greece Research Center, University of Murcia, University College Cork and UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union. For more information please contact and read more here

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