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For several years in EDEN centre we had the tradition to join common initiatives or to start environmental actions that take place during the European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2017).
This action was held under the theme "A clean, shared and intelligent mobility" followed by the slogan "Sharing gets you further".

We have been attracted from this theme, which goes in the same direction and with the principles that EDEN pursues in its activities. Therefore, we decided to promote a peaceful march. In collaboration with other environmental organisations, we decided to focus on citizens of Tirana who want to walk and encourage others to walk. Participants had the possibility to understand the importance of walking for their health and how this affects the protection of the environment.

We are proud to announce that our new educative center “ZABEC” officially start its work on 1st of November this year!

“ZABEC” is the first and only educative center for children in Macedonia that aims to promote the subjects of ecology and environmental protection. Through these themes the kids are expected to learn about many other real and modern topics and situations in which the kids will be main actors. This should result in positive change at any given matter from the normal everyday life.

The NGO "Public Awareness and Monitoring Center", highlighting the implementation of the pillars of the Aarhus Convention in Armenia, has launched a project entitled "Raising Awareness on Implementation of Aarhus Convention in Armenia". The implementation of the project became possible thanks to the NGO "A. D. Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Centre".

Within the framework of the project, information on the 6th meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention held in Budva, Montenegro in September, on the decisions adopted at the third meeting of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) and on the processes aimed to apply the Convention in Armenia are periodically published in Aarhus website (www.aarhus.am).

Wildlife photographer Craig Jones wishes Finland would avoid the mistakes made in the UK.

As a visitor to rural Finland’s most remote areas to photograph the rare and shy wolves, Craig Jones wishes that Finland could learn something from the UK, as there are now wishes of trying to re-enter some of the lost species to the wildlife, such as lynx and wolves. Craig is nevertheless not convinced it will happen very soon at least. He thinks that we should act now to preserve the strugling wolf populations and avoid the mistakes made in the UK, where they killed all their wolves and larger predators that once roamed free. Later, the work to reintroduce such species, once they’ve vanished from the landscape, would be a lot harder. “It’s better to conserve what you have alive now”, he feels. The wolf populations in Finland are small and shattered with only approximately 150-180 individuals according to the latest estimates by The Finnish Nature resource Centre (Luonnonvarakeskus.).

From the 1st to 9th of September, Murter was the center of the main activity of the "SOS - Save Our Seas" project. The main aim of this international sea-environment training course was to improve skills and competences of 28 participants from Europe who will later act as youth trainers and spread awareness and knowledge about the importance of marine ecosystems to young people in their communities.

Association Argonauta organised an international training course Save Our Seas (SOS), which was held in Murter from 1st to 9th of September 2017. The international training course brought together 28 marine enthusiasts from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Latvia and Croatia, who have exchanged experiences and views connected to the topic of marine environment, and it mixed formal (actual facts, scientific methods, research) with non-formal education (e.g. games, presentations, workshops).

"Public Awareness and Monitoring Centre" is a non-governmental organisation, established in February 2016, Armenia.

The founders have broad experience in the field of environmental protection, as representatives of the Armenian public environmental information Aarhus Centres, eco-reporters.

Our mission is to combine the efforts of all those individuals and organisations who are interested in the investment of their skills and capabilities in order to support to the solution of problems, raise the legal awareness of citizens on the state of environment and to live in a healthy environment, to perform moral, psychological, vocational assistance to citizens, legal persons to be informed and participate in decision-making processes in realization and protection of their rights, to promote dissemination of environmental knowledge and enhancing the ecological culture of the population, especially among youth and women.

About “Blejan” NGO
“Blejan” Environmental, Social and Business Support NGO was set up on November 12, 2017. The mission of the NGO is to maintain the environment and improve the social status of the people through the sound business environment and the implementation of green economy principles. In addition to the many goals of the NGO's activity, the most important goal is to support regional and international cooperation in the field of environmental protection and youth-related issues. During the ten years of its activities, the NGO has not done much to implement youth-oriented projects, but the projects implemented in these years highlighted the involvement of young people in environmental decision-making processes and their participation in other projects. The NGO has also supported the youth projects and initiatives implemented by other organisations both with its logistical base and experts. In 2012-2015, the NGO implemented the project of Aarhus Centers of Armenia, the geography of which has been Armenia and during which the role of the youth was again highlighted, and it was also re-launched and updated at www.aarhus.am. You can see all the information about the project on this site.

History/background

Umbrella is a newly established youth organisation the main priorities of which is to contribute to the solving the environmental issues in Georgia and beyond. The idea behind the establishing the new organisation was to show that environmental issues are compatible to any issues, like human rights, peace building etc. It is core issue that concerns and unites everyone.

Our mission

Our mission is to unite young people from diverse background through different educational and environmental activities for better world. We try to make a change through youth initiatives by developing young people’s competence in the field of civil society, human rights and environment. We put the theme of environmental issues in each and every activity we run, in case if it does not concern to the environment directly. For example recently we implemented project related to cultural exchange and during the project we organised the tree planting event and bound it to the friendship of young people from different background.

Power Shift Finland is organised by 350Finland.org that is part of 350.org.

350.org was founded in 2008 by a group of university friends in the United States, 350 was named after 350 parts per million, the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, today the amount is almost 400.

350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organising and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects and build a 100% clean energy solution. These public actions are lead from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organisers in over 188 countries.

Power Shift Finland is part of Global Power Shift. In June 2013 over 500 climate leaders from 135 countries gathered in Istanbul to share and develop skills to organise movements and campaigns, later they returned in their country and and 86 national Power Shift were created.

Who is ECO-UNESCO?

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental and youth organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. This year, they are calling for young people all across Ireland to come together in their schools, youth groups, or community groups, to tackle environmental issues that matter, build their skills and make a difference!

Young Environmentalist Awards 2018

The Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to build awareness of local and global environmental issues and promote actions to improve the environment for all.

The YEA challenges young people to come up with innovative solutions to environmental issues and problems. There are 10 categories to choose from that include waste, biodiversity, water, climate change, and energy, the choice is entirely up to you! This could be anything from creating a community garden or bio-diverse habitat for wildlife, tackling waste in the community or creating organic beauty products!

Whilst carrying out action projects young people also gain important skills such as planning, communication, organisation and leadership, whilst raising awareness of the environment at the same time.  

On August 16th 2017 wolf lovers had a wonderful opportunity to learn more about these animals by attending a lecture called  "A Wolf's Year" held by the Natural Resources Institute Finland's Research Expert Seppo Ronkainen. The lecture was arranged by the Finnish Nature League's Wolf Action Group's Tampere branch and it was open to everyone, turning out to be quite popular. 

Mr Ronkainen probably knows more about wolves than anyone else in Finland: he has studied wolves in the field for decades and has collared over 300 wolves.  During the lecture Mr. Ronkainen told interesting anecdotes from his long career and gave the listeners an inside view of the lives of the Finnish wolves as well as creating a picture of the wolf as an animal. We learned that the wolves are born in a nest under a spruce tree and although cubs are always born in the same area the nest is never built in the same exact location, and that the alpha males are quite calm when collared, but the alpha females always give a good fight.

EDEN centre celebrated the DRIN Day on 5th of May 2017 at Këneta Area, Kukës (Albania), aimed to promote joint management of the shared water resources of the extended transboundary Drin River Basin, including coordination mechanisms among the various sub-basin commissions and committees (Lakes Prespa, Ohrid and Skadar/Shkoder-Buna/Bojana).

The event was supported by GEF Drin Project/GWP-Med. This event was organised in the frame of the project entitled: "Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the extended Drin River Basin". The Project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) through GWP-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

 
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