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On the 15th  of  August, 2016 with the initiation of Armenia’s biggest youth organisation, the Federation of Youth Clubs (FYCA), launched "Impact of conflicts on the environment" youth project. More than 40 participants from 10 rural areas (Armenia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Spain, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia, Romania, Belarus) took part in this project.

The aim of the project was to bring together young people living in present or former conflict zones who are concerned about the humanitarian disaster alleviation, environmental protection, and to draw their attention towork in their communities to raise awareness about international conflicts and the involvement of the young people in solving the local problems that the conflicts brings to their communities. The project became a good platform for young people from different EU and non EU countries, with the emergence of conflict in their country and submission of its overcome history.

7Arte was established on May 03, 2006 by a group of local artists in Mitrovica, Kosovo. With 10 years of experience, 7Arte plays the role of a cultural alternative center by organising multidisciplinary cultural activities such as: audio-visual workshops, music festivals, outdoor screening, street art, poetry nights, crafts fair, exchange programs and education programs, peace building and environmental actions.  
7Arte involves and encourages women to be active in many initiatives and programs; it is also an organisation with an environmental component and strives to revitalise abandoned buildings as well as change local cultural politics.

ECO-UNESCO’s Youth for Sustainable Development Peer Education Programme is continuing to engage and inspire young people to get active on environmental issues. Over 80 young people from across Dublin attend this weekly programme, getting involved in building their skills as peer educators and learning from each other on the environmental issues humanity is facing.

Young people used key environmental dates in the year to raise awareness on a number of important environmental issues. Over 50 young people were involved in celebrating World Water Day and Earth Day in March-April 2016. 24 young people attended an event in European House in Dublin to mark World Water Day 2016 on 22 March with a day event held in European House in Dublin. Earth Day was celebrated at ECO-UNESCO with a workshop designed and delivered by the Youth Leaders for Change (Y-PEPS) to raise awareness among their peers.

ECO–LOGIC is a non-profit organisation, from Skopje, Macedonia, established in 2011, that is dedicated to protection and conservation of the environment, promotion of modern ecological practices, as well as monitoring and promoting the principle of sustainable development.

Registration is now open for the 18th annual Young Environmentalist Awards! The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.

The programme, which has engaged over 39,000 young people since it began in 1999, supports and empowers young people to take environmental action. Thousands of young environmentalists in schools, youth groups and Youthreach centres throughout the island of Ireland make positive contributions to their environment and community by carrying out environmental action projects in the ten categories of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, ECO-Art & Design, Waste, Water, Transport, ECO-Enterprise, ECO-Community Development and ECO-Health & Wellbeing.

ECO-UNESCO has had a successful year running our Youth Employment programmes! The Greenpathways II - Environmental Studies and Skills training programme came to a successful end earlier this year, with a graduation ceremony held in Europe House in Dublin. All the young people who took part in the programme over the last 3 years received their FETAC certificates and we got to hear some of the participant’s inspirational journeys of the course of the programme, from where they started out, to their first job and how they moved their careers forward.

Summertime is a perfect moment to learn new skills and have some fun. ARGONAUTA Organisation wanted to take advantage of this period to create awareness between the youngest about the environmental and historical heritage in their island in the middle of the Croatian coastline of the Adriatic sea, Murter. So we created Children Educational Summer Program 2016: During a one-hour workshop in the evening from Monday to Friday children aged 5 to 8 years came to learn new things. Every day had a different topic, every day there was a different thing to discover! We did these activities with the help of our 2016 EVS volunteers Eva Lozano (Spain) and Malgorzata Serwatka (Poland).

DSC03946NJuly 30 closed the doors of the summer school 'Climate Ambassadors', which this year brought together around 100 young people from different regions of Moldova. During the summer school, in addition to unforgettable experience in a friendly atmosphere, youth was trained by experts from the environmental field. During the training sessions, the participants were introduced to environmental protection, as whole climate and methods of adaptation to climate change, energy efficiency, sustainable tourism, basics of fundraising, writing a project proposal, mobilization of human resources, organizing campaigns and activities involving young people, organizing and conducting environmental campaigns at local and regional level, analyzing different water samples, cooperation with local authorities and mass-media etc.

Untitled design"Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi


All this started as a joined collaboration between the World Academy of Tirana and Eden Center.  WAT is the only international school in Albania, recognized for its wonderful balance of learning through discovery, with academic rigor introduced gradually at the right age and stage. As a school they are hoping to build a culture of community services that involves students in activities/projects through understanding and contributing through their direct actions.

Luontoliitto Susikampanja Some1 NLuonto-Liitto's #GREYPRIDE, the international campaign for saving the wolves of Finland, has been joined by new collaborators.

The advertising agency ADAMS has jumped on board with the #GREYPRIDE International Campaign and they have designed a series of posters and promotional videos to raise awareness of the critical situation with the Finnish grey wolf. The aim is to get people to write to the European Minister of the Environment Mr. Karmenu Vella and ask him to stop the cull and implement a non-lethal conservation approach for the Finnish wolves that is based on science and not on politics.

1petite"Biodiversity of the year 2016" public campaign

On May 22nd, the Young Biologists Association NGO summed up "Biodiversity of the year 2016" public campaign dedicated to the International Day for Biological Diversity. In the frame of campaign, via public voting, the Animal of the year was chosen Clouded apollo - Parnassius mnemosyne, the Fungi of the yearPleorotus eringii, the Plant of the yearAlmond - Prunus dulcis and the Lichen of the year Rhizocarpon geographicum.
Results of the voting have been presented on May 22, 2016, International day of Biological Diversity. On the same day the exhibition was organised in the English Park in Yerevan.

EFFAarticle4 NOn May 23, 2016, at National History Museum, Tirana, Albania the official opening ceremony of Environmental Film Festival Albania was held, a joint cooperation between European Delegation in Albania, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, EDEN centre and other local partners and environmental NGOs.

For about two weeks the festival showed 56 environmental films from 29 countries around the world on various topics such as the importance of oceans, fauna, natural resources, the collection of waste etc. Films had been showed in Tirana, Shkodra, Gjirokastra, Vlora, Përmet, Ersekë, Corovode and Valbona. During the festival EDEN center together with its group of volunteers had been part in the organisation and implementation of activities in the framework of EFFA16. Part of the festival was also the NGO fair in which EDEN center and many other organisations presented their work.