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The watchdogging network of environmental NGOs “An eye to the environment” from 4-8 June 2018 “EU Sustainable Energy Week” launched the informative and awareness raising campaign on the moto “I Am On Energy saving Mode”. The campaign targeted students from elementary to Universities and further the youths of political parties. The aim was to present the report prepared from the watchdogging network “Evaluation of energy performance of buildings from the perspective of energy poverty", and each of the target group will be inspired in developing their own messages on the campaign’s moto in regards to Energy Efficiency.

Vlaamse Jeugdbond voor Natuurstudie en Milieubehoud (Flemish Youth League for the Study of Nature and for Environmental Conservation)
Founded 29.04.1967.
Some 250 members.
Member of IYF (International Youth Federation for Environmental Studies and Conservation) 1969.
Founding Member of YEE at Solentunaholm, the Fältbiologerna Secretariat in Sweden.
During the years several members of N2000 were elected as chairman, treasurer, regional officer of IYF or YEE.

In May 2017 the performance of SUSI (wolf in Finnish) by the experimental forest-theatre group Korpiryhmä was premiered in the Finnish countryside. Now it has finally arrived to Helsinki. Arranged in co-operation with The Wolf Action Group and the nature protection club of the beautiful island of Vartiosaari.

From 11th till 20th of May, Murter hosted 35 young people who shared ideas and knowledges about the benefits of recycling, the best methods of collecting and sorting waste and various project ideas. Young people from Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Croatia participated in various non-formal workshops for youth “Action Re-loaded” organized by the Argonauta association.

On the occasion of the International Climate Action Day, CR "Gutta-Club", in partnership with AO WiSDOM, has organized an interactive program for the students of the Orhei High School and the students from GHG Herdeschule General School in Bad Piramont, Germany.

Luminita Burachinschi, member of CR "Gutta-Club" initiated the program through an interactive game, where each participant, besides presenting themselves, had to present their vision on environmental protection.

In March and April, Argonauta Association from Croatia carried out three workshops for the production of canvas bags held within the project "Pogled u modro" financed by INA d.d. through the Green belt program.

This is the overview of our EVS volunteer Serena:

Macedonia is a country going through tremendous change at the current time and prioritising the needs of its most vulnerable citizens must be emphasized. As an Environmental NGO, Ajde Makedonija is working to see Macedonia without waste.

Through our work, we realised that a tremendous resource, food, was being wasted throughout the country with tens of thousands of tons of perfectly edible food being wasted due to low consumer awareness, misaligned supply and demand and other factors. Unfortunately, food insecurity - the state of not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - is rampant throughout Macedonia, impacting close to 450.000 Macedonians. We have spent the last 18 months working on efforts to prevent food waste and mitigate food insecurity including the establishment of the first ever System for Food Surplus Donations.

The team of Eco Logic – Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on 21 st and 22nd of February took part in the first network conference for EUKI, the European Climate Initiative held in Berlin.
This event was organised by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

European Ways e.V. NGO (Germany) together with "Yeghvard" youth ecological NGO and "WE'' Youth NGO of Lori Region ( Armenia) are announcing the start of youth exchange in frame of Erasmus+ program «Youth for the Future» on 20-30 of April, 2018.
The project will take place in Aghveran village, Region of Kotayk, Republic of Armenia. The project targets the problem of drinkable water and natural resources. The main goal of “Youth for future” project is to raise awareness of the youth in EU and non-EU partner countries on importance and preservation of drinking water.
The project countries are Armenia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Estonia. 
If you are interested in the project go through this link and apply to participate in one of the amazing project of the year: https://goo.gl/forms/ QVuEsO1o3yy0kYmi1 

On February 13th, the award ceremony of the national and international online contest "National Traditions of Rational Use, Conservation and Renovation of the Peoples' Biodiversity in Ukraine, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova" took place at the "Ion Creangă" Pedagogical University in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Republican Center "Gutta-Club" from Republic of Moldova, National Ecological and Naturalist Center for Students of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Social Organization "Eremurus" Ecological Club held the competition "Traditions of Conservation of the Peoples Energy in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova" during 2015-2016. The competition had a tremendous success among students and teachers in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, that’s why in 2016-2017 there was introduced a new section of study regarding national traditions for conservation of resources: conservation of biological diversity, where Bulgarian pupils were also invited to participate.

Our organisation Eco Logic is happy to announce that the project SMILE in which we, as a team, took part as a partner organisation, is now selected as a good practice at EU level.

SMILE – Soft Mobility Integrated Learning in English was a partnership project between organisations from Macedonia, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania and Greece, realised through Erasmus + Programme. Its main objectives were promoting the use of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) through adoption of innovative teaching approaches and non-formal education practices based on creativity and fun as effective learning tools, promoting networking of schools at European level and strengthening the relationship between schools and civil society organizations, developing a teaching methodology aiming to promote active citizenship, and raise awareness among pupils on sustainable mobility issues in urban environments.

Wolf drawing competition for children. Helsinki, Finland 22.1 – 3.2.2018

What images do wolves bring up in children nowadays?

Most people in Finland and Europe still associate wolves with the fictional “Big Bad Wolf” character of folkloric and fairy tales. Many religions equate wolves with evil and greed, but in reality wolves are fascinating and intelligent animals that play an vital role in the ecosystems.

As a nation-wide nature and environment conservation organisation for children and the youth working to reduce unnecessary fear and hatred of wolves, Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä / The Wolf Action Group organised a wolf drawing competition for children on three age categories: under 6 years old, 6-9 years old and 10-12 years old.

 
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