When: April-December 2018

Where: various countries

Who: Youth and Environment Europe and partners

Project description:

The campaign will comprise of an online page on YEE website and local workshops. The online page will be launched in May. It will gather the knowledge from both training courses and will give young people the opportunity to share opinions on climate change and how they can participate to solve this issue through diverse media: articles, pictures and videos. The second part of the campaign are 10 local workshops organised by young people with the support of partner organisations. Workshops will focus on presenting international climate change frameworks to young people. In addition they will encourage young people to participate more by presenting tools on how they can implement these frameworks on a local level and still have a global effect. All workshops will be carried out in the same week in November, thus increasing their visibility.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of this international campaign is to empower young people to take part in climate change-related decision-making.

Objectives:

  • To provide young people with an opportunity to share their views and experience on working on climate
  • change issues
  • To create a space for collecting experience and initiatives on the topic of climate change-related decision-making
  • To give young people an opportunity to develop personal and social competences and gain experiences by actively participating in decision-making processes

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When: 8-15 July 2018

Where: ecological centre Slunakov, Horka nad Moravou, Czech Republic

Who: Youth and Environment Europe

Project description:

The second training course “Youth for environmental future” will be organised using the results of the training course "Youth exploring participation"and exploring the topic deeper and in a more concrete form. During this training course we will explore environmental decision-making and how it is conducted on different levels: from local to international. We will invite youth workers to come together to learn more about concrete international frameworks and find the way to bring them back to local reality. At this training course we will explore tools which will be developed at the first training course and will practice using them on concrete environmental decision-making processes. We would like to explore why young people are not actively involved in environmental decision-making today and how environmental youth organisations can reach local youth to make them more aware of environmental policies. During this project we will discuss such international frameworks as the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, Aarhus Convention, Bern Convention. We will explore how such documents are developed in connection with young people and how young people can follow the implementation and work on these documents more.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the project is to broaden the understanding of environmental decision-making processes among youth workers and youth

Objectives:

  • To define environmental decision-making and explore different levels of it: local, regional, national, international
  • To identify the role of youth in environmental decision-making and ways for them to be involved in it
  • To develop the capacities of youth workers and environmental youth organisations to support the youth involvement in environmental decision-making

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When: throughout 2018

Where: Czech Republic and various countries

Who: Youth and Environment Europe

Project description:

With this project we want to focus on youth participation in environmental decision-making on different levels: international, national and regional. Documents and international agreements about environment seem to be very distant from everyday life - which can demotivate and discourage young people to even read such documents. Many young people think that they cannot influence their politicians or do not know how to do it. With this project we want to provide youth organisations with competences on how to educate young people about active citizenship as well as their environmental rights and responsibilities.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of this project is to equip young people with the knowledge and the capacity to participate in environmental decision-making processes.

The objectives are:

  • To establish the role of environmental youth organisations in fostering youth participation.
  • To broaden the understanding of environmental decision-making processes among youth workers and youth.
  • To provide youth organisations with tools and methods for engaging young people and promoting active citizenship.
  • To empower and support young people to take part in climate change-related decision-making.

Description of activities:

  1. The first training course "Youth exploring participation", 17-23 March 2018, Kapraluv Mlyn, Czech Republic. During the training course we will explore what participation means, which levels of participation there are, good examples of participation, how organisations can influence the involvement of young people. During the project we will find out what is the stake of young people in decision-making  and the competences of organisations and youth workers on engaging and inspiring young people to become active citizens.
  2. The second training course "Youth for environmental future", 8-15 July 2018, ecological center Slunakov, Czech Republic. It will focus on environmental decision-making and the role of youth in it: international frameworks, role of countries, involvement of citizens in accepting and following international agreements, decision-making on different levels: international and local. Another focus will be developing competences of youth workers and organisations to promote young people’s engagement in environmental decision-making.
  3. The international campaign "Take a green stand", April-December 2018. It will focus on using the knowledge and skills from both training courses on promoting youth participation in climate change-related decision-making: selected partners will organise local workshops (with financial support) on various international frameworks, their development and implementation: for example, the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will also support the process with a webpage on YEE website which will include articles, videos, materials with examples of young people getting engaged in their communities.

Partners:

  • Young Researchers of Serbia
  • AYA (Russia)
  • SYC (Armenia)
  • FYCA (Armenia)
  • Khazer (Armenia)
  • Young Biologists Association (Armenia)
  • Yeghvard (Armenia)
  • EDEN Center (Albania)
  • SAEM (Georgia)
  • Gutta-Club (Moldova)
  • EnviroTeam Association (Romania)
  • Associazione Eufemia (Italy)
  • FÖJ-AKTIV e.V. (Germany)
  • Balta Daba (Latvia)
  • Eco-Logic (Macedonia)
  • Biodiversa (Spain)
  • ECO-Unesco (Ireland)

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When: 17-23 March 2018

Where: Kapraluv Mlyn, Ochoz u Brna, Czech Republic

Who: Youth and Environment Europe

Project description:

The training course will bring together 32 young people - youth workers and active volunteers from various environmental youth organisations. During the training course we will dive deep into the topic of youth participation, empowerment and public participation as a tool to promote citizens’ engagement in environmental governance and policy-making processes. The participants will explore and learn more about the following topics:

  • Public participation
  • Youth participation: why it is important to involve young people and how it might affect their lives
  • Theory of participation: Hart’s participation ladder, different aspects of participation (political, civic, action research)
  • Examples of successful youth participation from various countries
  • How NGOs can influence and promote youth participation
  • Tools for engaging young people and concrete knowledge and skills for future projects.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the training course is to explore and establish the role of environmental youth organisations in fostering youth participation.

Objectives:

  • To explore the definition and importance of public and youth participation and variations of youth participation
  • To share experiences of organising projects connected with youth participation
  • To provide environmental youth organisations with tools for engaging young people as active citizens

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