EURONET 50/50 MAX
in figures

525

primary and secondary schools from

13

European countries implement the 50/50 methodology

98 891

pupils and

7 038

teachers undertake efforts to save at least

8%

of energy consumed in their schools

109

European municipalities use the 50/50 tools and

84

of them participated in our training sessions

56

municipalities extend the 50/50 action to other public buildings

155

local strategies and

26

educational strategies include the 50/50 concept

41

EU-level initiatives support the 50/50 Network

29

project observers regularly follow the project and its activities

408

local, regional and national authorities were contacted to include the 50/50 concept in their strategies

797

persons participated in the 50/50 promotional and dissemination events

Teachers and pupils from the Primary and Secondary School in Čáslavice (Vysočina region) consider it very important to ensure wide dissemination of the project and its continuation by the future pupils. Therefore one of the tasks of the energy team is forwarding energy knowledge and experience to their younger colleagues. Pupils from the ninth grade (15 years old), who graduate at the end of the school year, visit younger ones (about 10 years old), share experience gained within the EURONET 50/50 MAX project, explain activities of the energy team and demonstrate how the measuring devices work. At the end of this "lesson", they invite younger pupils to the energy team meeting. Pupils, who are interested in energy, come to visit and usually stay with the team. Sharing experience by the pupils under the supervision of the teachers, but without their involvement, is the best way of creating relationships and encouraging new pupils to join the project and become working on environmental issues. This practice supports independence of the pupils and raises their interest in the topic of energy efficiency. So first the project partner teaches and involves the teachers and the pupils, who then pass the baton to the new pupils, who weren't there at the beginning of the project.