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Environmental education

  • The schools in the city of Szolnok have initiated education about environmental protection with grants from the EEA and Norway Grants. Training programmes for city’s teachers and students, environmental protection initiatives and international exchanges are supported.

    The self-government of the city of Szolnok has chosen to spend the EEA and Norway Grants on environmental education to make its inhabitants commit to environmental friendly behaviour. A €2.3 million fund, of which 85% of the funding is provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, has provided grants to 63 projects that seek to improve the environmental awareness and protection in the county following 2 open calls.

    The fund is an initiative by the self-government to increase the environmental awareness within the county, particularly the knowledge of teachers who will pass information on to children and students. Supported projects include training courses and awareness raising for teachers, students and the general public, as well as infrastructure projects that contribute to environmental protection, such as waste collection systems and promotion of bicycling.

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    Project title:

    Environment-conscious education and the pedagogy of sustainability

    Case number:


    Priority sector:

    Environment and sustainable development



    Type & project assistance:

    Block Grant - NGO Fund

    Project duration:

    25 months

    Project cost:

    € 2,299,528

    Grant rate:


    Grant agreement date:

    05 January 2009

    The purpose of the Fund is to support sub-projects that contribute to the establishment of a pedagogical basis for sustainable development, with the overall objective of developing environmental conscious thinking in the Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county. Reference is made to the application, dated 30 November 2007, and to any subsequent correspondence with the Focal Point.

    The completed Fund shall include the following activities and results:

    - Fund management, including publicity activities; and

    - re-granting.

    The Intermediary is the Self Government of the City of Szolnok.

    The Focal Point shall ensure that the Intermediary provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible costs of the Fund.