First Actions in the Implementation of project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

The week of October 22-26 was full of events dedicated to the practical implementation of the project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON). On October 23 and 24, partners from the Independent Institute for Environment in Berlin (UfU) provided training for the teachers and technicians from the 15 schools that will be involved in the project.

During the training on October 25, 2018 a demonstration energy tour was held at Primary School “P. R. Slaveikov “, Veliko Tarnovo. There were representatives from the partner schools from the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo, as well as teachers and technicians of the schools from the municipality of Pavel Banya.

An Introductory Seminar for project stakeholders was held on the last working day of the week. Representatives of the Ministries of Environment and Water, Education and Science and from the Ministry of Health, representatives of the local administration of Sofia Municipality, Lyulin District and Municipality of Samokov, as well as the directors of the participating schools from Lyulin, Sofia and Samokov municipality. The seminar was dedicated to the incentives and motivation to implement energy efficiency education programs, and a common understanding of a future model for the implementation of energy saving activities in Bulgarian schools was achieved.