20 September 2021

makingAchange Project

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) accompanied IIASA researchers during peer-to-peer training for students

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Educational and research institutions can provide necessary stimuli for societal changes. To provide students and graduates with the necessary competences to overcome the Global Grand Challenges, a paradigm shift is needed to enable new methods and ways of thinking, as well as engagement and attitudes towards sustainable development. In order to tackle these challenges and achieve the above mentioned goals, the research project makingAchange has set up a variety of actions and possibilities for educational institutions and their students to foster sustainable development.

IIASA's Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group is responsible for the Peer-to-Peer training of students in the makingAchange project. School and university students can participate in a peer-to-peer training, in which they acquire technical knowledge and methodological insights to be able to engage in daily climate-change debates and discussions.

A team from the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) accompanied the school students training for two days and featured the report as part of the ORF THEMA broadcasting on Monday, 20 September 2021. The report is available on ORF TVThek for one week. 

For more information on the makingAchange project, please visit the IIASA project website as well as the official project homepage.

makingAchange Project

The makingAchange project is led by the Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA) in cooperation with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Scienes (BOKU), the Technical University of Graz (TU Graz), the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien), the University of Innsbruck (Universität Innsbruck), the University of Vienna (Universität Wien), the Karl Franzens University of Graz (Karl Franzens Universität Graz) and the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG).


Project Partners: CCCA, BOKU, die Angewandte, KFU, TU Graz,  Uni Innsbruck, Uni Wien, ZAMG, and various civil society initiatives.


Funding: Federal Ministry, Republic of Austria – Education, Science and Research.


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