Offshore wind energy is the subject of an educational programme Energy of wind - Energy of freedom.

On 19 February 2024, educational workshops were launched in primary and secondary schools in Rumia and the poviats of Wejherowo, Słupsk and Lębork.

More than 900 students from 16 schools took part in the activities.

The Mayor of Rumia, Michał Pasieczny, officially opened the workshop at Primary School No. 9 in Rumia.

The aim of the workshops is, on the one hand, to impart theoretical knowledge about the functioning and benefits of wind farms on the Baltic Sea by means of attractive teaching aids, but on the other hand to present wide range of professions necessary for development of a new industry - offshore wind. Each workshop has consisted of an experimental part and career counselling.

Agnieszka Rodak, CEO of Rumia Invest Park during the open ceremony said: Our joint programme is primarily intended to encourage, and perhaps even arouse a passion for, learning the secrets of offshore wind farm construction on the Baltic Sea. We hope that after the workshops some of the young people will become active participants in the green transformation of Pomerania and even Poland.

The organiser of the programme is the Municipality of Rumia, while partners in the project are: the municipal company Rumia Invest Park as the leader of the Pomeranian Centre of Competence for Offshore Renewable Energy and the developers of the offshore wind farms Baltic - Norwegian energy concern Equinor and Polenergia SA the largest Polish private energy group specialising in the production of green energy.

The educational programme ‘Energy of wind - Energy of freedom’ is implemented under the Regional Support Programme for Environmental Education, co-financed by the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.