Future skills – schools defending the planet against the climate change

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The Future skills – schools defending the planet against the climate change course will introduce you to futures studies and futures thinking, teach you how to create alternative futures, provide practical ways to deal with difficult environmental problems with pupils, help reduce climate anxiety in young people, accelerate peer learning in multicultural context. What can you expect to get at the end: easy ways to explore the future at school. ways to create utopias and dystopias, methods for assessing and improving future skills, the most effective ways to deal with climate change in school, instructions and advice on how to organise a future camp or climate camp in schools, believe that difficult problems can be solved and more.

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Target group are the school management, teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET.

The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing future skills in their school:

  • Futures studies as a science and ways to explore future phenomena at school
  • Alternative futures and how to create them
  • Futures skills and how to improve them
  • How to minimalize the stress and anxiety between pupils and young people in front of climate crises and “new normal” times
  • How to process climate crises at school
  • Strengthening the belief that a good future is achievable
  • Peer learning in multicultural context

The course methodology aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school. Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week, if necessary even long after courses have finished as a follow up.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently has regards to challenges and retaliates by offering multiple options for quality courses to its clients following the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 as required by the European Commission.

On-site & blended courses

The Future skills – schools defending the planet against the climate change on-site courses take place in Porto, Portugal. Blended courses are also an option and the fee paid for the lead-in course taken prior to the on-site course will be deducted from the course fee. Future skills – schools defending the planet against the climate change are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.

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> planned courses

  • 25 Sept – 1 October 2022, Porto Portugal.
  • 15 – 21 October 2023 , Porto Portugal.

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Future skills - schools defending the planet against the climate change course:

Main organiser / trainer

Tuovi Ronkainen

  • Former principal of Akaa Secondary School 
  • Student in University of Turku (futures studies), future coach 
  • Biology and geography teacher 
  • Project Ambassador of ESHA (European School Heads Association)  
  • Coordinator of Comenius and Erasmus+ projects in many schools 
  • Former network coordinator of Baltic sea Project (National Board of Education) 

She has been working on many ecological projects both at the national and international levels. Her special area is future education: how to get a positive approach to the future and how to get the skills to solve wicked problems like climate change.

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

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Porto, Portugal

The well known attraction in Santa Maria de Feira is the Castle of Santa Maria de Feira, only 23km from central Porto. Besides this historical landmark, another attraction is the Viagem Medival em Terra de Santa Maria, the medieval fair, where alongside the back in time travel like experience, one could satisfy many other senses with great food, wine and music. Other attractions worthy of your time are the Museu Convento dos Lóios, Zoo de Lourosa, Museu de Papel and other. As of traditional food delicacies, we warmly recommend the runny mountain cheese Queijo da Serra de Estrela, Francesinha sandwich, slowroasted Sandes de pernil or Bachalau cod fish combined with the world famous Portugese wines. Bem-vindo!