SWITCH – Sustainability & Waste: Innovation, Training and Community Hub is a two-year strategic partnership project between the Creative Center for Recycling ATELIER D’éco SOLIDAIRE a> from France, Institute for Education, Research, Animation, Health, and Social Work IFRASS from France, the private foundation TRINIJOVE from Spain and the largest independent European network of environmental youth organizations Youth and Environment Europe from the Czech Republic financed through the Erasmus+ program.
As one of the 42 associations gathered by the European network of environmental youth organizations Youth and Environment Europe, the Argonauts association was chosen to implement the SWITCH project at the level of local communities.
The project is divided into two phases.
In the first phase, five young unemployed people from the area of Drniš will investigate the life cycle of FOOD AND ELECTRICAL products. Through 5 workshops and a two-day study visit to the Recycled Estate in Vukomerić, the life cycle of the product will be studied from its creation, impact, consumption, end, and potential for reuse. Through the project, young people will be encouraged to think creatively in order to offer eco-entrepreneurial ideas themselves and become part of the solution, instead of the problem!
In the second phase of the project, participants will be educated about developing entrepreneurship and their own business, and the education will be guided by a good example of the Creative Center for Recycling ATELIER D ‘éco SOLIDAIRE from France, while the Argonaut association will provide professional support to the training participants.
GOALS: Encourage young unemployed people to think creatively so that they themselves can offer eco-entrepreneurial ideas and jobs and become part of the solution, instead of the problem!
USERS: Young unemployed people aged 18 to 29 from the area of Drniš and its surroundings.
PARTNERS: SOLIDARITY ECO WORKSHOP from France IFRASS from France, TRINIJOVE from Spain Youth and Environment Europe from the Czech Republic
DURATION: The first phase of the project: is February - May 2022.
BUDGET: First phase of the project: EUR 4,620.00