Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Sustainable mobility in kindergartens and primary schools in Slovenia

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: December 12, 2022
Project start date: December 01, 2018
Project end date: October 31, 2021


This project had the aim to change travel habits and plan appropriate infrastructure for a safe journey to school and kindergarten. This included a comprehensive concept of promoting sustainable ways of getting to kindergartens and primary schools for children, parents, teachers, educators, school and kindergarten management and municipal employees. Activties included games for ten thousands of kindergarten and school children, the creation of materials for teachers and parents and manuals for professional colleagues, an analysis of how children arrive at kindergarten/school, simple cartographic displays of problematic road sections, and an evaluation of the effects of the undertaken activities. This showed significantly increased shares of active mobility (walking, cycling).

Financial data

MFF 2014-2020: 444.476,04 EUR


Whereas large investments are needed to build new infrastructure which enables sustainable forms of mobility, many examples show that local norms also play an important role in choosing a more sustainable mode of transport (or not). Projects that support active and sustainble mobility from young ages on have the potential to contribute to a shift of norms towards more sustainable mobility and thereby reduce GHG emissions.

Information sources

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Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.