The Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association has successfully completed the awareness campaign in schools regarding renewable energy within the RENEWSM project. The awareness campaign took place between December 223 and January 2024, including 50 schools from the member localities of the Association, with a target group of 1,000 students aged between 6-11 years. The awareness activity consisted in the presentation by the responsible teaching staff of theoretical information on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security, and a practical activity of assembling a mini wind power plant. Each participating student received a set of colored pencils, a book on renewable energy, and the entire team received an educational kit on wind energy, these materials being used in the activity.

The students were delighted by the information presented and the creative activity of assembling the educational kit for wind energy. The campaign was appreciated by the beneficiary schools and the teachers involved.

 The RENEWSM project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the ” Energy Programme in Romania”, the amount of the grant awarded is 138,000 Euros. The main objective of the RENEWSM project is to consolidate knowledge and increase the degree of awareness of the population of Satu Mare County regarding renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security.

The project has an implementation duration of 12 months, the Association’s partner in this project is the organization Vista Analyze AS from Norway. The main activities of the project consist of: the preparation of a report on the potential of Satu Mare County in terms of renewable energy, the organization of a public campaign and a training for 40 people, the organization of an exchange of experience in Norway and a final conference of the project. The project has a total value of 163,205 Euros, of which 138,724 Euros represents funding from the EEA Grants. 

NOTE:The EEA grants represent the contribution of the states of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to a greener, more competitive and more inclusive Europe. There are two major objectives: reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between donor states and the 15 EU states in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The 3 donor states cooperate closely with the EU within the framework of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Donor states provided 3.3 billion Euros through grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, EEA Grants have a value of 1.55 billion Euros. More information on EEA Grants: