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International Upcycling Campaign

When: January - June 2013

Where: Czech Republic, Russia, Latvia, Armenia, Portugal, Albania

Who: Youth and Environment Europe

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Project description:

YEE's International Upcycling campaign took place over 6 months in 6 different countries. It involved 7 different organisations who engaged their members and the wider public. It aimed to raise environmental awareness by celebrating upcycling as an eco friendly concept.

Upcycling is taking waste and making it into something that has equal or greater use or value.

It is a very valuable environmental concept which acts as an alternative for or a complement to re-cycling. It raises awareness of the value of objects and highlights the environmental consequences of waste and consumerism.

The campaign consisted of:

Participating Organisations:

  • Youth and Environment Europe - Czech Republic 
  • AYA - Russia
  • Balta Daba - Latvia
  • EDEN- Upcycling
  • Khazer - Armenia
  • OPE - Portugal
  • Stepanavan Youth Center - Armenia


Photos from upcycling actions


The main funder of this project is the European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe

Council of Europe

The project was co-funded by the Youth in Action Programme

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