7 – 14 April, 2024
Magliano, Sabina, Italy
The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent,. participates in the international Erasmus+ project EcoYouth.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The theme of this youth exchange is the environment, in particular its protection through raising awareness among young people. The environmental issue has become very topical in recent years thanks to people like the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the Brazilian Catarina Lorenzo, who have played an important role in raising public awareness in this field. However, there is still much to be done to preserve the environment. First, we need to change ourselves: this is probably the biggest and most difficult challenge we face. We need to change our behaviour, our attitudes, our daily habits and even our economic system. It is a very difficult challenge, but not impossible: with the philosophy of “small steps” and thanks to the opportunities that the European Union is making available to the community, we have the opportunity to change ourselves first, especially the people involved in this project, trying to raise awareness and develop a more ecological and conscious attitude. The time we have is running out, the world situation is dramatic, and we need to act now, because tomorrow it will be too late.
The objectives of the exchange can be summarised as follows:
- Increase awareness of environmental issues;
- Developing an environmentally friendly attitude in everyday life and reducing our impact on the environment;
- Exchange of experiences, opinions, approaches, information and examples of good practice
related to environmental issues;
- Applying the 3R philosophy (reduce, reuse, recycle);
- Encouraging young people to become more active and aware in society (active citizenship);
- Promoting intercultural dialogue, a sense of European belonging and the Erasmus+ programme.
25 participants will take part in the exchange. Five participants from each organisation, including the group leader.
The youth exchange will take place in Magliano Sabina, Italy.
Magliano Sabina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 50 kilometres north of Rome and about 30 kilometres west of the city of Rieti. On 31 December 2004 it had 3 829 inhabitants. The municipality has a rich history dating back to the Roman era and a remarkable tradition of food, particularly that associated with olive oil.
Participation is free of charge for members of EPEKA, Soc.Ent., i.e. travel, accommodation and food costs are covered for the duration of the project. Interested? Detailed information can be found in the infopack, or to register, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is funded by Erasmus+