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Start date: Jan 12, 2016, End date: Sep 11, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The youth exchange project "EcoMission" will take place on 17.04.-25.04.2016 in Rezekne, Latvia. The whole project duration is 8 months. It will be organized by European Association "World-Our Home" which will host 42 participants from 6 organizations coming from European countries. 16-26 years old young participants who are interested in ecological issues will come from Bulgaria, Malta, France, Spain, Turkey and Latvia. Preparatory meeting for the leaders will be organized in Rezekne on 8-10 March 2016. 6 leaders form 6 partner organisations will participate in Preparatory meeting. The aim of the project is: through international cooperation, to raise youth awareness of European citizenship, developing ecological knowledge, as well as attitudes and behavior in the natural environment. Recognizing the vulnerable situation of nature as well as its great importance in people`s lives, ecological education, thinking and behavior in nature becomes more and more popular. During the project through non-formal activities European youth will change the ideas, how to deal with the European environmental problems, engage in problem-solving, develop ecological knowledge, thinking, attitude and behavior in nature as well in framework of action "Big Cleanup" young people will clean the Latvian nature. Young people from different countries will see and evaluate well maintained and beautiful environment, encouraging other youth to take care of the environment around them, taking part in cleaning up of environment on a voluntary basis, creating friendly atmosphere, positivism and feeling of well done job.During this youth exchange different non-formal educational method will be used: discussions, presentations, round table discussions, games, team work, intercultural evening, simulation games in order to contribute non-formal learning process. Project will help young people to understand each other, evaluate themselves as European citizens, learn about the similarities and differences between different nations, young people will learn to respect and preserve the nature, to be tolerant, to take care of the environment, to think about the sustainable development of the environment and of cleaning up the surroundings. The project will promote the understanding about ecological problems, respect for the nature and long-term environmental sustainable development. We hope that in the result of the project young people will bring home the idea of "Big Cleanup" and spread around the Europe in order to make the nature and environment around us more sustainable and beautiful.
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