Dare 2 Change: Young people and climate action

Training course 19/11/2023 – 27/11/2023 in Felgueiras (Porto), Portugal

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing training course has been successfully completed. The project “Dare 2 Change: Young people and climate action” united 36 young participants from Portugal, Greece and Italy. It was organized by the Portuguese organization Salta Fronteiras Associacao, and took place in Felgueiras, (Portugal) from19  to 27 of November 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 


The project aimed to gather youth workers to gain knowledge and to respond to the lack of youth participation in the design and implementation of policies to combat climate change. The climate crisis is one of today’s most pressing challenges, and involving young people in finding and implementing solutions is essential. Knowledge, resources and opportunities about Erasmus+ were learnt by participants as well. 


More specifically the objectives were:

  • Contribute to the promotion of youth involvement in the development and implementation of responses to the climate crisis.
  • Promote, throughout the project, key Lifelong Learning competences in young participants that prepare them for active and critical participation in combating the climate crisis;
  • Promote, throughout the project, among young participants knowledge about the main local, regional, national and European strategies and action plans in terms of environmental sustainability;
  • Encourage the young participants to be motivated throughout the project to be active in the fight against climate change.


Workshops & Activities of the project 


Through this project, participants had the opportunity to get better in some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During  the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology, they worked in small groups, had presentations and brainstorming with the others. Also they visited the local community and had the opportunity to see their actions regarding climate change.  In summary, all team members developed different skills and competencies while acquiring new knowledge. They were able to develop skills such as a sense of initiative, creativity, teamwork, the ability to energize, practice languages, reflection and critical thinking… and definitely lots of certain skills.  


An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team


Konstantinos, Konstantinos, Eirini, Lito, Konstantina and Venia were the members of this amazing Greek team whom we really wanna thank for all their contribution and collaboration throughout the project!


As EKO, we are very grateful for that amazing opportunity given to the Greek team and we thank our partner Salta Fronteiras Associacao and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!

Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Obrigado