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ECO-TOlerance in youth LIFEstyle - ECO TO LIFE
Start date: Mar 1, 2014,

Youth Exchange “ECO-TOlerance in youth LIFEstyle - ECO TO LIFE” will be hosted by the All-Ukrainian Association for Youth Co-operation Alternative-V in Kharkiv, Ukraine within Youth in Action program on July 13-24, 2014. The project will last 12 days, including travel days. This project will involve groups of young people from Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Malta, Italy and France (6 groups consisting of 5 young people plus 1 group leader, plus additional group leader on the hosting side, 37 persons in total).The main aim of the project is popularisation of the idea of protection of environment through careful sustainable use of non-renewable natural resources among the youth of Programme Countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus, as a new ecological lifestyle. Project will will help participants gain new knowledge and tools in the field of ecology, environmental protection and rational use of natural resources.This activity will help participants to become better informed on the subject of environmental protection and sustainable development and more involved in ecological initiatives. At the same time this project with provide an opportunity for developing new interpersonal skills and competencies, meet young people from other countries thus broadening their knowledge and awareness about other cultures, promoting tolerance and solidarity among young people in broader Europe.The project activities will be based on the following non-formal education methods: getting-to-know-each-other, ice-breaking, ecological, social, pedagogical and team-building games, intercultural evening, culture safari, NGO fair, outdoor activities, workshops, study session, visits of local eco-business, wastewater treatment plant, the Botanical garden, meeting with students of local universities, local youth workers and volunteers, presentation of the youth-related programme of the European Community and Youth-pass.
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