Green Education in Media (GEM)

The three-year Erasmus+ Cooperation Project Green Education in Media (GEM) aims to reconnect media curricula to today’s environmental reality by introducing subjects and methods that reflect on and work at the intersection between environmental reality and digitality. “Environmental reality” encompasses nature and its phenomena, as well as the interrelation of man-made environments and the natural environment

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The curricula of study programmes related to digital media design and production currently focus on the creation of digital and virtual worlds. These worlds occur in different forms, such as storyworlds in filmmaking, serial writing and games, virtual explorable worlds in XR and digital communities in social media design. While digital skills and competencies are important to the students in today’s labour market, the related study programmes tend to create a kind of “digital bubble” on their own, neglecting the impact of digital technology on our natural environment.

GEM explores these challenges from different perspectives, which will each be pursued in dedicated work-packages:

  • Alternative media learning spaces
  • Environmental Impact of Media Design & Production
  • Stories of environmental impact and climate change
  • Building an environmental media curriculum

GEM - Green Education in Media is an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership between nine international partners:

  • Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany (Project Lead)
  • Tampere University, Finland
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • University of Malta, Malta
  • Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
  • Lodz Film School, Poland
  • Institute for Art and Innovation e.V., Germany

Together they are working on:

  • Environmental awareness and fight against climate change
  • Supporting digital and green capabilities of the higher education sector
  • Dissemination of green skills among teachers and students
  • Creating new, innovative or joint sustainable curricula or courses
  • Digital content, technologies and practices

For more information, see the project website