Growing into Eco-conscious Adults

The GEA – Growing into Eco-conscious Adults project aims to enhance “environmental literacy” of adults, in order for them to be able to contribute to informed decision-making and establish stronger adaptation capacities of their community, thus empowering people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

The specific objectives of the project are: 

  • to increase adults’ opportunities to engage with their communities in environmental & climate actions;
  • to develop an open e-learning programme for adult educators and a set of resources aimed at increasing eco-consciousness and community engagement;
  • to encourage a shared decision making process and co-design of environmental policies;
  • to ensure wide and sustainable access to a set of innovative results for stronger environmental literacy.

Its concrete results include:

  • an Interactive Report;
  • an E-learning kit for adult educators;
  • a Sustainability kit for environmental awareness-raising;
  • a co-designed policy initiatives booklet.

During its 36-month lifetime, GEA will directly and indirectly positively impact at least: 

  • 70 adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, who will be actively involved in the project
  • 70 adult educators, who will be actively involved in the project
  • 525 adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, who will benefit from the itinerant classes
  • 105 adult educators, who will be trained
  • 49 policy-makers and local community representatives, who will give feedback on proposed policies.
  • 2000 adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, who will be provided with a sustainability toolkit.
  • 210 stakeholders will be informed of the project and its results.

GEA at a glance: 

  • 1 Interactive Report – a report on citizen science approaches, environmental challenges and climate actions in each of the partner country
  • 1 E-learning programme, based on the defined learning outcomes, including 5 learning modules
  • 1 Sustainability kit, with a printable “how-to guide”, collecting instruments to support environmental awareness-raising among adults
  • 35 Itinerant Classes, organized in the partner countries, to pilot the environmental awareness-raising actions
  • 14 Roundtables with local community representatives, giving input on selected policy initiatives
  • 7 Local Environmental Committees involving the local community representatives
  • 7 national Dissemination Events.


  • Funding programme

    KA220-ADU - Cooperation partnerships in adult education

  • Duration

    01/11/2022 – 31/10/2025

  • Budget

    400,000.00 EUR

  • Countries

    Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Republic of North Macedonia, Lithuania, Greece

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Project reference number: 2022-1-IT02-KA220-ADU-000087270
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