Energy education for sustainable urban localities

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

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April 10, 2024

Motivated and inspired by the active participation of several representatives of local educational institutions (students, teachers, school leaders, parents) in the ENERTOWN project, we have decided to expand the scope of the project by actively collaborating with local schools. Therefore, alongside the comparative research coordinated by our Norwegian partner, UiS, the local team collaborated with educational institutions in Cluj-Napoca and Turda to delve deeper into the critical role schools play in the energy transition process. Our initiative recognizes that schools are uniquely positioned at the intersection of community, education, and sustainability, making them essential players in efforts to combat climate change and promote energy efficiency. The ENERTOWN team embarked on a journey to explore how educational institutions in these urban localities could contribute to broader energy transition strategies. The focus was on integrating formal and informal environmental education programs that enhance energy literacy among students, educators, and parents alike.


As part of its dissemination efforts, the research findings have been compiled and submitted to specialized academic journals, where they are currently under review. Once published, the final results of our study will be made available on the ENERTOWN project website, hoping to provide valuable insights to educators, policy-makers, and the wider academic community. This dissemination will not only highlight the innovative approaches being explored within the project but perhaps also encourage other regions to consider similar collaborative efforts between educational institutions and urban development projects.

The project “Energy Education for Sustainable Urban Areas – ENERTOWN” is funded by Innovation Norway through the Norwegian Grants 2014 – 2021 (https://innovasjonnorge.noWorking together for a green, competitive, and inclusive Europe), under the “Energy Programme in Romania,” with funding of 195,774 EURO and a grant value of 174,696 EURO.