ESMES in Italy announces the winner for the school's contest on energy efficiency!


The 25 of May 2022, at the Auditorium of the Cittadella dei Giovani, Comune di Alcamo in Italy, the works of the schools participating in the ESMES project on energy efficiency and energy saving were presented and awarded.

The ESMES project, for which the municipality of Alcamo is the recipient of a contribution from the EU, is funded through the  ENI CBC MED Programme (Italy, Spain, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia). The schools that took part in the contest are the Navarra, Bagolino, P.M. Rocca and Montessori comprehensive schools. Coordinating the event were Agata Scandariato for the municipality of Alcamo and Giulia Scichilone from ICU (Institute for University Cooperation).

The project action raised students' awareness of the importance of adopting sustainable energy behaviour to reduce energy consumption in schools. In this regard, over the past few months, smart meters were installed in the six school buildings identified by the managers themselves, i.e. Pirandello, Radice, Europa, Navarra Montessori and Verga; following this, the schools identified an 'Energy team', made up of 1 teacher and 3 students chosen from within the Comprehensive Institutes participating in the Contest.

During the event, the works of the participating schools were presented: all interesting initiatives concerning energy saving and efficiency in schools or in their homes. The youngsters of the Teams with the help of their professors have fully grasped the themes addressed by the ESMES project, involving and raising the awareness of the schools' educational communities. A round of applause goes to all the young people who participated; all the entries will be published on the official pages of the project and of the Alcamo municipality. The winning Energy Team is that of I.C. Navarra composed of Marco Milazzo, Alessandra Agnello and Gaetano Poeta, led by Prof. Alberto Pirrone.

Jointly declared Councillor for Financial Planning, Vittorio Ferro, and Councillor for Public Education, Mario Viviano, "we are very pleased with the enthusiasm and participation shown by the students in taking up the challenge of the contest by making real energy efficiency meters and, above all, adopting good behavioural practices aimed precisely at saving energy. We can see that it is precisely the youngest who have a greater propensity to grasp the challenges of change related to ecological transition and environmental impact. Finally, the councillors conclude, "I would like to thank the staff of the Public Works Directorate IV who followed the project in all its phases". 


For the press release of the Alcamo Municipality, please check this link: