Energiochi (Energy Game)
Topic of the practice
Awareness raising about RES and EE among young people, contest
Good Practice Information
The Energiochi initiative was developed by the Abruzzo Region’s Regional Energy Agency (ARAEN) and aims to educate young people about the importance of renewable energy sources and their potential. The project points out that the youngest generations are an endless source of creativity and vitality which are fundamental for the promotion of environmentally friendly topics. The objective is to promote the knowledge of energy-saving criteria and renewable energy sources, and to raise awareness on the effect that everyday behaviour has on the environment, as well as to foster sustainable consumption oriented behaviour. Each year, the Energy Policy Service of the Abruzzo Region and ARAEN promote school competitions in the form of graphic assignments, musical compositions and short films. Entire primary and secondary schools have created unique assignments. Pupils from nursery and primary schools have learned about and become aware of the issue of energy, students of Higher Institutes have created important experimental projects. The project is carried on in collaboration with the Education Ministry, the Regional School Office and the University of L’Aquila. It targets the Abruzzo Region’s Primary and Secondary schools. The yearly costs of Energiochi are 150,000 euro (70,000 awards to the winning schools, to be used the following year on educational activities on RES/EE, 50,000 for educational visits and 30,000 on implementation, support materials, etc.).
Evidence of success
3,500 children and 80 teachers took part in the 2005-2006 edition, 5,200 children and 200 teachers participated in the second edition, while about 12,000 children attended in the year 2008-2009. The children, the teachers and some parents featured in the awards ceremony.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
AREAN (Regional Energy Agency)
Annex completed on: 03-22-2011