The Ciro Project starts after ensuring its funding in the European program Erasmus +

The Ciro Project takes its name from one of the protagonists of Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island. Jules Verne foresaw in this novel that hydro will be the fuel of the future – at this moment, near future.

“Yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable

This is the context of the project “Ciro – Introducing the importance of the coming European “green” energy model in School Education”. Ciro Project aims of promoting the training of teachers and awareness of students, between 14 and 17 years, in the development of knowledge, skills and capabilities on climate change, sustainability, renewable energies, energy storage systems (emphasizing on hydrogen technologies) and the final applications of these technologies.

The project focuses on three consecutive milestones, 1) the development of new and interactive training contents about energy and climate change for training of trainers and its use as support for teaching in the classrooms; 2) the development of a digital didactic game based on creating a genuine sustainable city and two didactic kits to experiment, manage and practice with these technologies at first-hand; 3) the development of a competition among school centres about innovative and disruptive projects that improve air quality and reduce climate change in their cities, so that students express their full creative potential.

On December 26th, 2018, the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE, Ministry of Education Culture and Sport) approved the Ciro Project under the framework of Erasmus +.

Erasmus + is the European program focused on education, training, youth and sport in the period 2014-2020. The project has been funded under Key Action 2, specifically, as a strategic partnership to promote the acquisition of skills and key competences, as well as offer open education and innovative practices in a digital era. Furthermore, this program promotes cooperation, peer learning and the exchange of experiences at European level.

The Ciro Project is made up of a multidisciplinary European consortium composed by school centres, companies and technological centres of 4 different countries. There are 3 school centres, two from Spain IES Diego de Guzman (Huelva) and Colegio Jesús Nazareno (Madrid), and other from Germany, Städtisches Heriburg- Gymnasium.  Moreover, Cyber Coach Smart (United Kingdom) participates as a company specialized on digital didactic games, and the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) in Greece and ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L. in Spain, as entities specialized on renewable energies and energy storage. ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L. is the leader of this project.

The Ciro Project has been endowed with a total budget of 237.582,00 € and will have a total duration of 30 months (2018-2021).


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