STOP! ECO TIME

19-26 September 2021

Gant, Hungary

Youth Exchange

 

These are just a few questions that describe the general climate of peoples’ conversations and interests when they talk about the future of the Earth. Various natural disasters (fires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides), deforestation, littering, smog and greenhouse gases have serious impacts not only on the human population, but the flora and the fauna of each continent. Influential people, world leaders are still debating the importance of nature protection. We, the organizers along with our participants, aim to answer these questions, debunk the eco-myths and discuss the fake news related to the topic of global warming and the climate crisis. Our goal is to make a lasting impact on the participants by introducing them to the main problems we face nowadays and the solutions we need to enforce for a better future. We would like to help them widen their horizons, to take responsibility for their own actions and for their environment, and to be able to practice their rights as European citizens. Furthermore, during our project week, we will exchange methods, best practices and information, as well as we will discuss ecological characteristics, advantages and disadvantages different, actual issues and initiatives of each of the participating nations.

The participant will have the chance to improve their self-confidence, their language skills and to express their opinions freely. Our final goal is to have a group of young people who are willing to actively cooperate and work together for a greener Europe in the future. Once the project is over we would like to encourage the participants to start their own local projects, and bring the “Think global, act local.” motto to life. We will also share a Hungarian best practice of a local project that has been developed by one of the organizers.

 

Our activities will include creative workshops, intercultural discussions and debates, tasks for self-reflection, canoeing, city games, project planning and many more. To strengthen the cultural component and therefore to contribute to the participants’ international experience, we will have an international evening and we will visit nearby cities. And last but not least, we will learn about the Erasmus+ programme and the Youth Pass, discovering our opportunities and skills.

 

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 5+1 Participants  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