About EDUCATE

What is EDUCATE?
What has been the mission of EDUCATE?
Which partners have been involved in the EDUCATE Consortium?
What objectives have been achieved by EDUCATE?
Who has supported EDUCATE in Europe?
Which have been the target groups of EDUCATE?
How have members of target groups got involved in EDUCATE?
Where have EDUCATE events been held?

What is EDUCATE?

EDUCATE (Environmental Design in University Curricula and Architectural Training in Europe) is an Action funded by the European Commission - Energy Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) under the “Intelligent Energy Europe” 2008 Programme (Contract n. IEE/08/635/SI2.528419). The Action started in June 2009 and finished in May 2012.

A comprehensive presentation of the EDUCATE Action (available in six languages) can be found here

What has been the mission of EDUCATE?

The promotion of sustainability in the design of the built environment is a key-factor for addressing the challenges mankind faces in response to finite resource availability, energy consumption and climate change. Awareness of the role that buildings play in the current environmental crisis - together with the requirements arising from recent regulations - is triggering professional demands for architectural graduates with advanced skills in sustainable environmental design, presenting new challenges for students, educators and practitioners.

To address these challenges, the mission of EDUCATE has been to deconstruct the pedagogical barriers to the integration of sustainability and energy efficiency in university curricula and in the practice of architecture, disseminate know-how and exempla of best practice on sustainable environmental design, and propose the harmonisation of qualification prescriptions across Europe.
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Which partners have been involved in the EDUCATE Consortium?

EDUCATE has been built on a Consortium of seven European academic partners:

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What objectives have been achieved by EDUCATE?

The main objectives achieved by EDUCATE have been:

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Who has supported EDUCATE in Europe?

The EDUCATE Action has been supported in Europe by Chambers of Architects in participating countries (United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary), networks and associations of educators and practitioners, international architectural firms and energy agencies.

Specifically, EDUCATE has received so far the formal support of the following market players:

Chambers of Architects (Subcontractors)

Architects / Building Professionals

Academic Institutions / Association of Educators

Professional Associations

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Which have been the target groups of EDUCATE?

The target groups of the EDUCATE Action have been:

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How have members of target groups got involved in EDUCATE?


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Where have EDUCATE events been held?

Throughout the duration of the Action (2009–2012), the EDUCATE Consortium has held an Action event in each of the cities where the consortium partners were based.

The schedule for the EDUCATE events has been as follows:

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