Global Challenges: Climate Protection - FRIDAYS FORUM

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In 2019, the University of Applied Arts Vienna established a public course stressing the global climate crisis from an artistic-critical perspective. The class takes place every Friday and is thus called ,,FRIDAYS FORUM". Friday's Forum offers an opportunity for pupils and/or school classes to participate in the weekly demonstrations ,,Fridays for Future" without violating compulsory schooling.

* artistic/cultural contribution to environmental issues and climate protection
* establishment of an infrastructure that support pupils in their efforts to be part of the ,,Fridays for Future"-movement
* contribution to the Agenda 2030 (SDG 4: Education for all, leave no one behind)
* artistic practice as a form of knowledge: artistic methods to enable and support the development and implementation of pupils own sustainability projects

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* development of a long-term format of free access to education for sustainable development (open to all pupils)
* awareness raising for sustainability as an aspect of pupil's everyday lives
* empowerment: proactive shaping of pupil's own future

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Approx. EUR 2,000/ USD 2,200 / term

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales
Climate Change