PROJECT TITLE: Communicating ecological responsibility in a multicultural environment:"Communication techniques for mobilizing youth action on climate change".
The project's broader objective is to build youth leaders' capacity for developing, communicating and implementing initiatives that raise awareness and mobilize youth on global environmental challenges, as well as to reinforce international partnership and solidarity in climate change actions among Asian, African and European youth.
In addition to the basic objectives of mobilizing activities related to climate change, organizers hope to encourage partnerships between youth participants. The aim is to create a community of responsible young citizens who are ambassadors of best practices worldwide.
PROJECT DURATION:01/10/2012 - 30/09/2013 (12 month)
PROJECT PARTNERS:Dobrudja Agricultural and Business School (DABS)-BULGARIA- applicant, CESIE - European Centre of Studies and Initiatives (Italy), Stowarzyszenie Edukacji Nieformalnej MERITUM / MERITUM(POLAND),Tanzania Youth Cultural Exchange Network - TYCEN (Tanzania), Rural Women's Network Nepal/RUWON)- (Nepal) and Kenya Voluntary Development Association(KVDA)-Kenya.
THE PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY: THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Youth in Action Programme, Action 3.2
Youth in the world:Cooperation With Countries other than the Neighbouring Countries of the European Union, EACEA
GRANT AGREEMENT NO:2011 - 3430/ 001 - 001

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This project tackled climate change and youth mobilization.It was an initiative of 3 European NGOs(Bulgaria,Italy and Poland) 2 African NGOs(Kenya and Tanzania) and 1 South Asian NGO(Nepal).The project fostered young people's civic responsibility and active citizenship and laid the foundation of a climate sensitive transnational network of youth organizations from Africa,Asia and Europe.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT:

The biggest events of the project were trainings of 18 young people from the partner countries. Part of the events took place online with an average of six presentations on climate change and ecological conservation from all the partners' Experts and during others the participants were able to meet in person and exchange experiences. The first of this kind event was held in February 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. There, the project participants had the opportunity to discuss the main methods and communication techniques to mobilize youth activities to combat climate change.
In May 2013, the young people visited Dobrich-Bulgaria, where they took part in role-plays and simulation game entitled "International negotiations on climate change."
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