2021, Thu, Jun 17

Schools and Self-Empowerment in the Climate Crisis

How can schools contribute to overcoming the climate crisis and creating sustainable societies? The online discussion explores the question of how schools can empower young people to become shapers of the future themselves.

Faced with ecological, economic and political challenges, schools must encourage young people to become shapers of the future themselves. In the Fridays for Future movement, this form of self-empowerment takes place outside the classroom, on the street. How can the knowledge gained this way transform the classroom? What changes do schools need in order to contribute to overcoming the climate crisis and creating sustainable societies? And what role do participation, digitalization, new partnerships and artistic perspectives play on the way there?

The discussion with contributors from climate activism, art education and schools kicks off the HKW project S.o.S – Schools of Sustainability. Can Schools Save the Climate?

Welcome: Eva Stein, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Corina Conrad-Beck, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, Berlin
Followed by a Q&A session

With Tatjana Beilenhoff-Nowicki (Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family, Berlin), Nora Oehmichen (teacher and climate activist), Quang Paasch (Fridays for Future Berlin), Maren Ziese (art educator, University of Duisburg-Essen), Moderator: Silke Ramelow (Bildungscent e.V.)

Funded by Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, Berlin