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#FutureNow – Schools for Sustainability

How can each and every one of us contribute to changing the world? What innovations, no matter how small, can bring about improvements in our immediate environment? How do people in different regions of Northwest Europe deal with the issue of "sustainability"? What are the similarities and differences? And, what can we learn from the example of others and adopt for our everyday lives? These are precisely the questions addressed by the project #FutureNow - Schools for Sustainability in 2021-2022.

"It's not your fault that the world is the way it is. It would only be your fault if it stayed that way."

Die Ärzte

#FutureNow Foto: © Getty Images Sustainability means living in a way that does not harm other people or our environment. In this sense, all member states of the United Nations (UN) agreed on common goals for sustainable development with the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.

The #FutureNow project was guided by these 17 goals and invited schools, teachers and German learners in the region of Northwest Europe and Germany in 2021-2022 to join the project. All schools engaged with the topic of "sustainability" and exchanged their approaches and ideas for a sustainable everyday school life with other participating schools and project partners.


#FutureNow wants to
  • give pupils the opportunity to use their language skills outside the classroom, to integrate prior knowledge from other subject areas and to express their creativity,
  • to train teachers in the use and integration of online communication tools (Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) in the (language) classroom and to support them in training their pupils in the competent, responsible and critical use of information and communication technologies (ICT literacy), creativity, critical thinking and teamwork,
  • invite schools from Northwest Europe and Germany to engage in a dialogue on the topic of sustainability and ecology that goes beyond national borders and gives a platform to the voices and ideas of their pupils.
  • Secondary schools in the countries in North West Europe and Germany.
  • 2 teachers per participating school
  • German language learners aged between 14-18 years old.
15th/16th of April 2021:
  • Professional developmentand teacher training workshop
  • Use and integration of online communication tools
  • Introduction to material and suggestions foruse in the classroom
April – June 2021:
  • Start of school partnerships
  • Digital workshopsand meetingsfor learners of German
  • Preparation, planning and implementation of school exhibitions
September 2021:
  • Announcement of an internal school ideas competition
28th of September 2022 / 30th of September 2022
  • Co-Creation Workshops with Science Gallery Dublin
January - June 2022:
  • Implementation of the best concept from the ideas competition
June 2022: End of project  




Michael Hauke

Head of Language Department

Dr. Caroline Schroeter

Project Coordination

Media Kit


Online Material and Links

  • Gruppenfoto der Schüler*innen der Friedensburg Oberschule in Berlin
    Berlin Friedensburg Oberschule
  • Gruppenfoto der Schüler*innen in Dänemark ©
  • Gruppenfoto der Schüler*innen in Finnland ©
  • Gruppenfoto der Schüler*innen des Mercy College ©
    Mercy College
  • Gruppenfoto der Schüler*innen in Schweden Gymnasium ©
    Schweden Gymnasium

  • Wuppertal
  • GI London Experimente mit Dr Rainer Wackermann © Goethe-Institut London
    GI London Experimente mit Dr Rainer Wackermann
  • Goethe-Institut London Fridays for Future © Goethe-Institut London
    Goethe-Institut London Fridays for Future
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