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Green light for the European project H2020 FCHgo, coordinated by the Department of Education and Human Sciences of Unimore

Green light for the European project H2020 FCHgo - Fuel Cells HydroGen educatiOnal model for schools, which is coordinated by the Department of Education and Human Sciences of Unimore and kick-off is scheduled on Monday 14 January. Jointly with other five partners from four European countries, the Project is intended to create an educational model  aimed at training young European students to an environmental awareness culture, based on scientific knowledge and the results of modern technology.

The focus of the “Educational Program Delivery Model”, that will be created and adopted by teachers and students during the two years of the project, are hydrogen fuel cells, closely related to the industrial priorities in this field. Moving through formal and informal education channels, their operation and use will be introduced starting from the base concept of energy and through programmes with a level of formalisation that increases according to age, and valuing technical career programmes.

Both primary and secondary schools will be involved, and the partners’ commitment will make it available in ten languages. FCHgo products will be: a kit of educational tools with narrative explanations of the technology of fuel cells and its applications, and a web platform through which materials may be made available and schools may be actively involved.

During the project, about twenty schools belonging to the five partner countries will test these tools: students aged 8 to 18 will test and improve the starting materials together with their teachers, and will help define the indicators for valuing the activities, in order to reach a final version of the model.

FCHgo will end with a European award addressed to all participating schools, and with the publication on the web site of the guidelines for getting and implementing its educational kit. The coordinator of FCHgo, which is being financed for a total of 500k euro, is professor Federico Corni of DESU (Department of Education and Human Sciences).

The other partners are: InEuropa (Italy), Zurich University of Applied Sciences at Winterthur (Switzerland), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland), and Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany). In addition to Federico Corni, the other Unimore professors involved are Tiziana Altiero, Annamaria Contini, and Marcello Romagnoli, who have worked on the project together with the International Research Office of Unimore.

Unimore was the coordinator of the project having joined the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU -  www.fch.europa.eu ), a public and private partnership supporting European research and innovation activities relating to hydrogen fuel cells. Since 2014, Marcello Romagnoli is the project representative on behalf of Unimore.

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Articolo pubblicato da: Ufficio Stampa Unimore - ufficiostampa@unimore.it