TeRRIFICA SUMMER SCHOOL Climate Change in the Mediterranean Basin: evidences, discussions and citizen contributions


“Climate Change in the Mediterranean Basin: evidences, discussion and citizen contributions”: the Summer School organized in the framework of the TeRRIFICA pilot region of the metropolitan area of Barcelona will be held online from June 28th to June 30th 2021. Registration is free and now open!

This Summer School aims to develop ideas for a positive future vision of the climate landscape in the Mediterranean basin for 2030. Some of the sessions will put the focus on the metropolitan area of Barcelona, one of the six European pilot regions that are part of the TeRRIFICA project. It is organized by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) / Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), Universitat de Girona (UdG), the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and the Mediterranean Environmental Change Management Master Study and Ecosystems (MEHmed), within the framework of the TeRRIFICA project.

Around 30 participants are expected to attend the Summer School. We welcome mainly young researchers and climate activists but also experts, mentors and facilitators with experience on co-creation processes with young generation.

Registration is free and now open. Applications must be submitted using this online form: https://www.udg.edu/ca/instituts/ima/seminari-isse/inscripcions.

Teaching Methodology
The general approach to the Summer School design is a Co-creation design, which characterizes the participatory way of communication and collaboration between young researchers and non-researchers, on one hand; and mentors, experts and facilitators on the other hand.

The programme of the Summer School is structured in three parts: Situation analysis awareness (Day 1), Discussions and opinion formation (Day 2) and Future orientation workshops (Day 3). Download programme here.

Competencies to be acquired
Through the participation in the Summer School and in the subsequent activities and seminars organized by the Living labs, participants will acquire the key competencies for sustainability set out in the UNESCO document “Education for Sustainable Development Goals: learning objectives” (2017):

· systemic thinking competence
· anticipatory competence
· normative competence
· strategic competence
· collaborative competence
· critical thinking competence
· self-awareness competence
​· integrated problem-solving competence

The EU funded project TeRRIFICA (Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Fostering Innovative Climate Action) with its network partners in six regions of Europe will seek for best practice and identify the approaches that are already in place to adapt to climate change effects.

In a trans-disciplinary partnership, TeRRIFICA involves six European countries, bringing together three research institutions, three non-profit organisations, one public association of universities and one public institution for science promotion. TeRRIFICA is led by WILA Bonn (Bonn, Germany) and the TeRRIFICA consortium is composted by the Rhine-Waal University (Kleve, Germany), the Education for Sustainable Development Association (Minsk, Belarus), the Center for the Promotion of Science (Belgrade, Serbia), the University of Vechta (Germany), the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland), Sciences Citoyennes (Paris, France) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (Barcelona, Spain). The project is funded by the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission.



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government