Youth care4climate

Youth exchange 15/03/2023 – 23/03/2023 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing youth exchange has been completed successfully. The project “Youth care4climate” united 42 young participants from Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, France, Bulgaria and Greece. It was organized by the Slovenian organization Zavod Julius and took place in Murska Sobota (Slovenia) from 15th  to 23th of  March 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 


The aim of the training course “Youth care4climate” was to raise young people’s awareness about climate change and its consequences. The main target was to call for action at the local and global levels starting from changing daily behavior to being active citizens who care about the environment. Additionally, the project aimed to address the effectiveness of minor actions that may seem insignificant. But on the contrary, these actions have a great impact and direct effect on our environment. The project was also based on encouraging creativity, and cooperation, and strengthening the life skills of the participants. 


More specifically the objectives were:

  • Raising awareness among young people about the issues and consequences of climate change at the local and global levels.
  •  To encourage active thinking and the search for solutions for the introduction of green jobs and sustainable development.
  • Encouraging social and environmental responsibility and self-reflection on one’s behavior (influence of an individual’s lifestyle on climate change).
  • Familiarize yourself with current examples of good circular economy practices in the local environment of the host country and transfer them to your home environment.
  • Developing the competence of young participants to use a foreign language.
  • Developing personal competencies of young participants.
  •  Strengthening European identity and values among young people.
  • Introducing young people to the culture, customs, and traditions of the partner countries.
  • Encouraging young people and the general public towards an environmentally friendly and active lifestyle.
  • Encouraging and educating young people for a more active role in local communities, i.e. for an active civic role.
  •  Increasing the awareness of young people about various Erasmus+ projects.


Workshops & Activities of the project 


During  the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology, icebreakers, energizers, team/group work, interactive and creative workshops, open space workshops, discussions, evaluation, role playing, informal gatherings, local visits, guest visits etc. Young people had the chance to know the problems and solutions in the field of climate change, learned how to adapt to sustainably based measures and policies, developed social skills, developed and improved competence in the use of a foreign language, developed personal competences, strengthened their knowledge of European values, got to know the culture, customs and traditions of the partner countries. Young people had the opportunity to prepare for the future by filling the gaps in knowledge in the field of environmental protection – on the topic of climate change, measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable production and consumption of food, “zero waste”, renewable energy, sustainable tourism, sustainable handling of waste and recycling, migration and conflict caused by climate change. 


An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team


Ariadni, Vaso, Vaggelis, Panos, Ioannis, Themis, Maria, Gogo and Christos 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  Zavod Julius and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!

Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Hvala vam