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Why Outside?

What's the idea behind it?

To empower both students and teachers as change agents in their local communities.
The competencies that today's students need to succeed in their careers can be hardly developed within traditional curricula.
These competencies involve:




Green competencies

Outside the Classroom

Mapping the environmental needs, interests and opportunities of the local communities, experimenting new forms of learning, opening a dialogue with different socio-economic actors of their local community.

Think Outside the box

Identification of the business ideas, development of critical thinking skills and boosting a sense of initiative, improvement of teamwork skills needed for turning environmental issues into green business opportunities.

Go outside

Developing innovative and sustainable solutions in line with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, mapped to an innovative framework.

Open communities of Learning

For a Sustainable Development

Outside is implemented in 5 European countries (Italy, Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, UK). The Partnership is made up of 5 Schools and 4 Organisations active in the field of sustainable development & entrepreneurship
Who joined the Outside community:



OUTSIDE Training Toolkit for Teachers:
Environmental Education through Open Schooling


OUTSIDE Online Resource Centre


OUTSIDE Green Business Collection


OUTSIDE Competence Framework and Guidelines for sustainable local development

Online Resource Centre

The OUTSIDE Resource Center (IO2) contains the authentic material created by the project partners during the experimentation of the OUTSIDE methodology, as well as material (policy papers, projects, best practices, research, studies, etc.) focused on innovation in education applied to environmental protection and sustainability through open schooling useful for teacher training.

Join us!

Outside opens up to local community

Local schools, communities and small businesses come together to help young adults
develop entrepreneurship mindsets and acquiring sustainable behaviour and skills necessary to promote innovation and the green economy.

If you represent an environmental association, public body, SME or any other organisation active in the field of
sustainable development, you are invited to join the OUTSIDE community.

Why join us?

The Outside community

to empower young students
as Change Agents

to help students make a change in and with the local community

to help youngsters identify local needs, opportunities and challenge and turn environmental problems into business opportunities

to network with other organization across Europe through the online Project Platform