Power of Volunteering

Training course 17/10/2023 – 24/10/2023 in Ourense, Spain

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing training course  has been successfully completed. The project “Tools to protect” united 21 young participants from Bulgaria, Portugal, Ukraine, Greece, Romania, France and Spain. It was organized by the Spanish organization Sustinea, and took place in Ourense (Spain) from 17  to 24 of  October 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 

The project aimed to gather youth workers to promote scientific dissemination and to enhance the natural heritage. Participants learned how to increase social awareness through the design of sensitization and awareness campaigns and how to unify initiatives and enhance synergies. Knowledge, resources, and opportunities about Erasmus+ were learned by participants as well. 


More specifically the objectives were:

– To show the current reality of our environment

– Promote the conservation of the biological diversity of ecosystems, habitats and biomes. 

– Sense of belonging and critical thinking.

– Create a meeting space where concerns and thoughts are known.

– Consolidate a social link, promoting values such as respect, tolerance, equality and solidarity; the values of social cohesion in the EU.

– Promote knowledge of other cultures and mutual understanding by creating a European conscience. 

– Share experiences and interculturality, promoting dialogue.


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 learned how to use photography for popular science and the power that an image has to teach and protest. Another learning method was the theater of the oppressed, that aimed to show to the participants how to use theater for popularizing science. They talked about different species and problems through environmental podcasts and telling stories and in order to show these problems they learned to use illustration, such as comics and posters. In conclusion they gained knowledge and they developed soft skills that they can implement to their work as youth workers.


An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team


Konstantina, Pavlos and Dionisis 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 Sustinea and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!


Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Gracias