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Climate change is real. The challenge is exciting
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The youth exchange “Climate change is real. The challenge is exciting” is an project under the Erasmus+ program, framework in the youth field, that aims to find ideas, inform about sustainability, learn new technologies related to enviroment and create a strong group which will possible talk and discuss about future projects in this sector. The objectives are raise awareness about sustainability features and development, particularly related to the lifestyles; work on a common topic, in order to find out more about EU policies and compare them with the different local realities of the participants; sharing knowledge, examples and good practices about sustainable economic and environmental measures applied in each countries and how to improve it at individual and community level; - acquiring new competences related to an more ecological and sustainable growth; learn more about E+ and develop future cooperation and follow-up projects in the framework. It is a 5 months project, organized by the Municipality of Collesano, in cooperation with 3 European youth organization, funded by the European program Erasmus+. It will gather 20 young people from 4 countries, Italy, Estonia, Romania, Poland, which will stay from 10th to 18th of September 2016 in Collesano, Italy. During the exchange they will address the main topics of sustainability and evironmental protection.The applied methods is non formal education, that will give the chance to participants to learn from each other, share their experience, work in team, build a common framework for expressing themselves, develop new competences, discuss their traditions. They will debate Eu policies on sustainable development, such as European Stratedy, Europe 2020 agenda, see in practice how to deal with sustainability development in rural areas, plan together a better future. Thanks to creativity and interaction they will present their own culture and create a common knowledge on sustainability issues. The local communities will be highly involved in all the project phases and support the effort of raising awareness about sustainability and have the chance to understand the value of intercultural learning and EU opportunities, hoping in a long-term sustainable strategy for youth future.
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