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Bike Rodeo #3

The event is a part of the European Mobility Week 2016 and was implemented in cooperation with the EU InfoCentre in Skopje.
50 pupils from 7 primary schools tried their cycling skills on a track which tested their cleverness, sense of balance and control, acceleration, stopping and so on.
The teams were mixed male and female pupils, aged between 10 and 14. In total duration of ninety minutes, the participants successfully managed to complete the challenge consisted of several bicycle exercises, showed great team spirit and deservedly received gifts from Eco Logic.
Bike Rodeo is organized for the third time in a row and each time is enriched with new exercises and challenges for children. The exercises are completely conceptualized, designed and developed by a team of Eco Logic.

On 1st of August this year the Yeghvard Youth NGO with its partners started the implementation of the Project Cleen 2016 in Armenia. The project is globally about Energy Efficiency, hence the promotion of this concept is among the priorities of the project.
"The project considered to be a long term one, and now we are on the second stage. During the last year within the framework of the project we started to investigate the possibilities of the development and prospects of renewable energy here in Armenia, moreover we carried out a comprehensive monitoring in order to find out whether people living here are informed about this concept or are they informed about the benefits that they could have been reached if they installed energy efficiency systems instead of traditional ones. It is worthy to say that the results were very interesting" - speaking about the project remarks the President of the Yeghvard NGO Sirarpi Manyan.

Water, energy and waste - Argonauta, Croatia

Argonauta organisation joined the campaign “Change Climate Change” by organising an Open Quiz for children, young and adults in the town center, in Murter Island. The action took place on 12th of November. During the event, the current Eco Patrol team was involved in the community action. Eco Patrol is a youth group from the island that takes part in our sustainable workshop every Saturday in order to learn about the environment and develop diverse action to protect it within non-formal education techniques. For this occasion, they were the leaders the group of locals who wanted to participate. The tutors and organisers of activities were Sanja Tabori and Marieta Baricevic from Argonauta Association and the current EVS volunteers, Malgorzata Serwatka from Poland and Eva Lozano from Spain. 

We are an association of civic organization determined to tackle the massive problem with the waste in Macedonia. Our mission is to create sustainable solutions for the waste in our country. We were founded in 2011 and we are mostly known for the massive national clean-ups that we organize, where thousands of citizens, hundreds of civic organization and hundreds of school took part in with cleaning and education. We share the same values and perspectives with Zero Waste Europe on the issue of waste management, we support the concept of “Zero Waste”. We believe that change is possible and that through environmental empowerment of young people we can make it happen.

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.

 
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