Title Digital Energy Efficiency Designers
Acronym Good DEEDs
Project Number 2020-1-IT01-KA226-VET-009143
Start – End Date 30/06/2021 – 29/06/2023
Duration 24 months
Action KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, KA226 – Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness
Funding Agency IT01 Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ – INAPP
Total Project Funding 299.890,00€
Project Homepage n/a
The inspiration for the project comes from “The European Green Deal” [COM (2019) 640], where a new growth strategy is proposed to transform “the Union into a modern, resource efficient and competitive economy”.
Energy efficiency and the digital sector play a central role in this strategy. Using digital technology in 2018 led to an energy consumption 37% higher than in 2010. The exact opposite of what is generally attributed to digital technology. The strategy of “The European Green Deal” considers that “it takes 25 years – a generation – to transform an industrial sector and all its value chains”. Therefore, even in the field of energy efficiency and the reduction of the digital environmental footprint “it is necessary to make decisions and take action within the next 5 years” to achieve the objectives set for 2050. A scenario that requires the presence right now of professionals with both full awareness of the depth of the digital environmental footprint and the skills to design technological and behavioral processes that will contribute to its reduction.
In this scenario, Good DEEDS was born with the aim of developing a methodology and a learning platform for VET teachers and students, aimed at a strategy of sustainable growth sectorial skills on reducing the digital environmental footprint, and based on the participation in a annual international competition promoted by a European network of local partnerships between schools, businesses and institutions. This objective translates into the creation of a Knowledge Management System, a training toolkit for VET teachers and students and the “Online Good DEEDS” platform. The project adopts a circular approach to activate a self-feeding process. The creation of the Good DEEDS KMS lays the foundations for the definition of a blended training course for VET teachers and students. The teachers acquire theoretical knowledge by studying the contents of the KMS and then apply it in the construction of a training course for students in collaboration with local public and private organizations, sensitive to social responsibility on the environmental issue.
The general objective of the project is to develop and test a methodology and a learning platform for VET teachers and students, aimed at fostering a continuous and sustainable growth strategy of sectoral competences on digital energy efficiency. The specific objectives are:
- Creation of a Knowledge Management System to support continuous training on digital energy efficiency from school age
- Creation of a Training Toolkit for VET teachers for continuous training on digital energy efficiency from school age
- Creation of the “Online Good DEEDs” platform for circular training on digital energy efficiency.