Navigating and understanding the complexities of a given challenge and working both individually and within teams to arrive at innovative solutions that are realistic and achievable.
Malta proudly acted as the hosting partner in 2021 of a pan-European summer school for students at the EIT Climate-KIC Masters programme and Climate Innovation Leadership (CIL) programme, to analyse and come up with solutions for local challenges in the blue economy.
Climate change affects all sectors and ecosystems, including the marine environment. Students worked intensely to devise holistic solutions to challenges within this context. They were guided by local experts and eNGOs through interactive talks and lectures. The students experienced a ‘virtual dive’ of one of Malta’s protected areas: Ċirkewwa marine park managed by Nature Trust Malta, and took part in an online documentary screening and panel discussion on the topic of sustainable fisheries in the Mediterranean.
The Journey, like other education programmes under EIT Climate-KIC, is about navigating and understanding the complexities of a given challenge and working both individually and within teams to arrive at innovative solutions that are realistic and achievable.
Take a look here to learn about the solutions that students came up with!
Read more about the EU-wide programme here.