Say NO to plastic future.

This year, July 14th-22nd, we will host a youth exchange called Say NO to plastic future as part of the Erasmus + program. 42 young people from six different European countries, Portugal, Spain, Serbia, Germany, Hungary and Latvia will participate in the exchange. The idea behind this project came from the desire and need of our association to contribute to solving this burning global problem – plastic pollution. Unless we change our thinking and our habits at this point, nature as we know it may no longer exist. By destroying nature, we not only destroy the beautiful environment and the various animal species, but we also destroy our future and compromise the future of our children and the future of all living things. If solidarity is about helping someone in need, then now is the right time to help our planet and future generations. Every day, we are bombarded with pictures, facts, and tips on social networks about how to reduce plastic waste, which is good of course, but we think that all this information is just another post on Facebook or Instagram that we see and move on. In this exchange, we want to raise awareness among young people, educate and encourage them to work to change their collective consciousness, collaborate and design new projects, and become examples in their local communities to follow.

This project will provide young people with an opportunity to practice and develop social skills; increase self-esteem, self-esteem, and life satisfaction; they will practice teamwork, presentations, public speaking, problem-solving, creative work that will give them a natural sense of fulfillment. On the other hand, by participating in this project, young people will experience and learn more about respect, empathy, solidarity with nature, and all living things. We will inspire young people to become involved and actively participate in society as active citizens, to improve the level of key competencies and skills, to promote the idea that change is possible and that change starts from ourselves.

 

GOALS: • Provide a chance for young people to (re)conect with Nature so they can aware their place and relations with her • Aware young people about the reasons that brought us to todays situation so they can learn from history in order to solve present and future problems • Encourage young people in empathy, understanding, solidarity and international coorporation • Encourage young people on critical thinking and direct them towards new methods of learning and acting • Strenght young people with skills, techniques and knowledge so they can act as problem solver • Encourage young people to make new projects and new „green“ jobs so they can directly be multiplers of solidary way of thinking and acting toward this problem Group of 42 young people aged 18 to 25 from 6 European countries.

USERS: Group of 42 young people aged 18 to 25 from 6 European countries.

PARTNERS: Asociación Cultural En Construcción, Spain Radi Vidi Pats, Latvia A Jornada Dos Heróis, Portugal Mindenegyüttmegy Egyesület, Hungary Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V., Germany Inženjeri zaštite životne sredine, Serbia

DONORS: Agency for mobility and EU Programmes

DURATION: 01/01/2020 -30/09/2021

BUDGET: 23.760,00 EUR

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