Re & Up Cycle Era

16th-24th of February 2022

Trabzon, Turkey

Youth Exchange



About the  Project

The the increasing amount of packaging waste collected and recycled every year also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. At the 2019 UN Climate Summit, all countries mentioned the importance of recycling in combating climate change. At the summit, our President made a speech about Zero-waste recycling project and the situation in Turkey has been understood the importance. In the researches; It shows us that after the Industrial Era, the Recycling Period is
followed. Our project draws attention to this issue; and to contribute to the national recycling action plan, especially the zero waste policy of our country. Besides, the project aims to increase the awareness of the waste sector, a growing market for youth employment in Europe, among young people in our country and to gain new entrepreneurship skills in this field.


A b o u t T r a b z o n
Trabzon is one of the major cities of Turkey and the biggest one in the Eastern Black Sea region. Its population is over 808 thousand (2019) living on an area of 4,664 km2. Due to the rainy climate even in the summer months, it has lots of green forests and mountains with many rivers and highlands. There are major roads connecting Trabzon to other cities, a big harbor for international shipping traffic in the Black Sea, and an international airport. The city is famous for its fish, football (soccer) team, and the Sumela Monastery. Some say that the name of the city comes from the Greek “Trapezous”; “trapezion” is the table, and the ending “-ous” means “the place which possesses/has something” (eg. Kerasous; the place that has cherries, todays Giresun). Trapezous indicates the flat hilltop in the old city, which is surrounded by the medieval wall.


More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 8 Participants 18-30 + 1 Team Leader 18+
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered by the project and the traveling cost up to 275 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form