Last 8th June, S3UNICA partners met for the fifth and last Exchange of Experience: hosted by PNEC, we had the opportunity to learn how the educational community in Bielsko-Biała supports the achievement of local climate and energy goals.
After the welcome greetings from Anna Jaskuła the Executive Director of PNEC, Patrycja Płonka presented the role of local governments and stakeholders in achieving the EU's climate neutrality goals. Next, Piotr Sołtysek from the Bielsko-Biała Municipal Office illustrated the city's action plan for sustainable energy and climate, under which the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is to be increased from 20 to 40%. After this, the participants had the opportunity to watch the film created as part of the project and thus go on a virtual study visit to Bielsko-Biała to learn how the educational community supports the achievement of local climate and energy goals. After the screening, Izabela Stec from the Bielsko-Biała Education Center showed to the audience an eco-house, a passive house with renewable energy installations, which allows the students to learn how to operate, as well as install various installations, such as a photovoltaic installation or a small wind turbine. Then, Dr. Joanna Kubicka deepened the sustainable development of three regions from the south of Poland based on the knowledge obtained from an international project implemented by the University of Economics and Humanities in Bielsko-Biała as part of the Regional Center for Education network. Radosław Sadlok talked about the professional training of a technician of renewable energy devices and systems at the Bielsko-Biała’s Industrial School. Łukasz Siekliński from the Technical and Humanities Academy gave a presentation on the implementation of the European Union's climate and energy goals at the university. The event concluded with an introduction to the study visit planned the next day in Krakow.