Previous experience through the project “MAESTRALE” showed that involving citizens and young people in a cooperation project, is not only possible, but beneficial. Several high school students from the Istituto Tecnico Professionale Tito Sarrocchi, in Siena, Italy, participated in a blue growth experiment promoted by the University of Siena. The students had the opportunity to discover Blue Energy (BE), a new frontier in the field of renewable energies, and learn a lot about how BE technologies work and what they can do. The students had the opportunity to experience the world of European projects and were active players in some of the project’s activities that allowed them to participate in local and international events, meet other citizens and students from other countries, and enrich their cultural background and experiences.
Following the first phase of training, students were challenged to shift their role and find suitable solutions for transferring what they learned to other people and their peers. This included a visit to Malaga (Spain) as well as developing co-working laboratories to assemble small-scale prototypes of Blue Energy technologies. Paving the way for the next “blue jobs”, students from the Technical High School in Siena (Italy) became our European Ambassadors of Blue Energy.
Deadline for applications
This successful experience is the foundation of the "BLUE DEAL for the Future" contest, which has expanded its scope to include even more students.
To this aim, High School Education Institution students from European Member States, and the IPA Countries are called to participate in the “BLUE DEAL for the Future” contest.
There are three categories in which students can compete:
Design. This can include prototypes, 3D models or any representation of industrial design, general plans, technical blueprints or handmade sketches, or other types of technical project.
Artistic expression. This can include any kind of visual art, acting or musical performance, written or drawn story or original script, any kind of artistic expression.
Video. This can include a short film, documentary, interview, animation, flash mob or any kind of issue using audio-visual medium.