The European Competition was launched officialy in November 2014 and ended in April 2015, with the submission of the final material by all registered participants.
Registrations and submissions were made here.
Five competitions were carried out amongst secondary schools in the project-countries leading to awards for the best volunteer conservationists’ games. Schools and other interested parties (e.g. NGOs) were invited to join. The schools or NGOs were selected on the basis of their capacity to integrate the learning methodology in their environmental education programmes. The implementation process was guided by the Learning Guide and the Toolkit.
Each participating organisation was expected to enter the competition by producing one or two learning games, based on visits to the natural site selected, collecting stories from seniors and adding environmental conservation input from teachers / facilitators.
The competition concluded with a European Conference in Italy in September 2015, where the results of the competitions were presented. The 5 finalist volunteer groups were invited to present their projects and their learning results to the conference audience.
Representatives of education authorities, NGOs, learning networks and other interested parties were invited to participate. The winners of the competitions were selected by an evaluation committee of experts, by all delegates and the youth participants of the Conference, excluding the Consortium members.
Download the poster of the competition in english here.