Climatopia Deployment Plan

The project results were pilot tested in four European countries (Austria, Greece, Latvia and Spain) in at least two schools from each country.

This result has developed appropriate measurement tools (questionnaires, rubric), specific guidelines for the participants involved in the pilots, collect data with GDPR compliance and present the results to the wider educational community.

The main elements of innovation are the following:

  • The integration of standard procedures related to ethics and data protection that will ensure a streamlined implementation that takes into consideration the protection of personal data from all pilot participants (including minors).
  • An impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on participating schools will be conducted and solutions will be foreseen to mitigate negative effects of the pilots’ deployment.
  • The employment of a 2-steps approach for the recruitment of teachers.
  • Gamification-based assessment. Expected Impact Pupils R4 will provide transparency, explainability, and accountability for children.

This outcome investigated how comics and a serious decision-making game influence students' learning about climate change. School leaders and teachers and partner organizations Raise their awareness of ethical conduct in research, not only with regard to minors, but also their own rights in relation to their participation as a choice under free will, and their right to withdraw from the pilot research study at any time without disadvantage and without giving any reason. Fourth, teachers' perceptions of the success, impact and pedagogical implications of the Climatopia results were investigated.

Transnational Report of the Pilots Implementation in Schools


Activity 1

Ethical documentation. Informed consent and promotion forms Information sheets describing research objectives, facilitating participation and specifying data protection aspects (information sheets may be revised throughout the project as needed). The partners translated and adapted them according to national legislation/regulations.

Activity 2

The project adopted the successful recruitment methodology of the European School Network. The recruitment process for the pilots is being conducted via a 2-step recruitment approach that allows incorporating early feedback from target groups and better plan for the pilot implementation stage. The 1st step involves the identification of Teacher Coordinators. The 2nd step involves the recruiting of Pilot Teachers. All partners cooperated to develop the Guidelines for the pilots. Sorting right from wrong in today's increasingly complex global research world is not a simple task. The guidelines developed in this activity are designed to provide teachers/researchers with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities today's researchers have, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves. Guidelines for the Pilot Implementation

Activity 3

Pilots deployment plan.