Intellectual Output 1: Baseline study

1) Needs analysis
This baseline study is a first analysis of the existing pedagogical tools and methodologies aiming to raise awareness among young people on natural and cultural heritage protection, on climate change impact, both at the partners’ scale and at the European level. The aim is also to benefit from the experience of other organizations, in different European countries, inside and outside our partnership.

2) Output main content
This baseline study would be composed of different chapters:
• State of the art/challenge: how pedagogical tools and methodologies can contribute to raise awareness among young people on their cultural and natural heritage?
• Typology of pedagogical tools (state of the art): tools aiming to make young people aware of the natural and cultural resources of their territories, of the necessity to protect it;
• Partners study analysis: analysis of implemented practices, methodologies and tools at the scale of partners’ organizations/areas. It wont’ be a descriptive presentation, but partners practices/initiatives will be analysed by another partner (cross-analysis) on the basis of a common template (analysis grid).
• European Benchmark: collection of European good practices regarding pedagogical tools, methodologies, Apps…;
• Common survey: to better analyze the needs of teachers/training staff (each partner would disseminate the survey at its local scale, notably through its associated partners).

3) Target groups and expected impacts
This first study will be dedicated to:
• Partners organizations to help them to develop the following two IOs on solid basis, and to adapt their content to teachers/training staff needs.
• Teachers/training staff to give them examples of tools and methodologies existing at the European level and to help them to raise awareness on environmental challenges and cultural heritage protection towards young people.

4) Elements of innovation
If baseline studies/best practices reports are not necessary innovative, the innovation will come from its content and method:
• indeed, benchmarks focusing on tools and pedagogical methodologies aiming to raise awareness of young people regarding their cultural and natural heritage, especially at the European level, are not common.
• the innovation will also come from the merging of local, national and European examples and practices aiming to have a broad overview of existing tools and practices. It will avoid our partnership to reinvent the wheel and rather focus on going further and adapting them to the local and global challenges identified by our organizations.
• we will prepare a common template for an analysis grid, which could be used to analyse the initiatives already implemented by partners on this field. This analysis could be done by another partner (cross-analysis) in order to cross the point of views. This method is useful to bring a critical and constructive look about the experiences of partners.

5) Transferability potential
As this document will be available in English, it will be easily transferable. The digital format of this IO will also ensure its transferability. It will be disseminated at the partners’ territorial scale but also at the European scale through our respective networks. Indeed, the European benchmark could be particularly interesting for teachers/training organizations willing to raise awareness on natural and cultural heritage protection with young people. For example, we will disseminate this first IO through local school associations, specially environmental aware, such as the “Escoles verdes/green schools” network. Special connection with tourism destination responsible as destination management organizations (DMO’s) would also be productive.
This IO is not a collection of good practices, but a cross analysis of practices. Indeed, the analysis of each partner initiative could also be very useful for other stakeholders since it will present the condition of transfer (logistic, human and financial resources…).


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