INOVA+ is pleased to represent Portugal in the consortium of the ProBleu project, funded by the Horizon Europe program, whose aims to fostering ocean and water literacy and sustainability awareness in schools across Europe and other associated countries

Over the next three years, ProBleu intends to expand and strengthen its Network of European Blue Schools, by delivering new educational resources and granting support to over 100 educational institutions to initiate innovative educational projects that enhance comprehension of critical environmental issues, including pollution (eutrophication, plastics, etc.), climate change and overfishing Educational institutions may apply for grants of up to 10,000 euros for projects lasting up to 12 months.

The project is also fully aligned with the European Union’s mission “Restore our Oceans and Waters”, which seeks to safeguard and restore aquatic ecosystems, and is distinguished by the promotion and adoption of Open Schoolingmethodologiesencouraging schools to engage with the broader society by fostering dialogue and sharing experiences with local entities.

ProBleu is coordinated by the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC, Barcelona) and includes five more partners working together to ensure ProBlue’s objective: Kaunas University of Technology (KTU, Lithuania), INOVA+ (Portugal), Earthwatch (United Kingdom), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML, United Kingdom) and the Ocean Conservation Trust (United Kingdom).

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