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Innovate your life : Make it Sustainable
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,

Training course "Innovate your life: Make it sustainable" faces the main environmental threats -unsustainable production and consumption, pollution and climate change. It provides youth with knowledge about sustainable alternatives - solutions of these problèmes - as well as ability to distinguish sustainable from unsustainable alterntives and encourage them to become partners and multipliers in their communities as well as at pan-European level.The project takes place in the middle of October in Stara Planina, mountain in the Eastern Serbia where we can find a lot of examples or developing project regarding sustainability issue (e.g. sustainable tourism, sustainable management of resources - small hydropower plants, management of protected areas..) the main theme, we focus on sustainable use of renewable resources (RR), energies and materials, localy available innovative solutions to environmental problems that could be commonly used in different environments.In 6 days, 26 participants from 7 neighbouring (Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Croatia, Montenegro) and 5 EU countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal), will develop theoretical and practical competencies to become multipliers in the field of RR and sustainability; they will exchange their ideas and experiences and create follow-up projects. All these by using non-formal education methods - excercises, workshops, study visits or simulation and outdoor games, partly using each others knowledge and skills (exchanging good practices), partly under the coordination of experienced trainers and facilitators from 6 organisations from 5 different countries. All together, there will be participants and trainers from 16 organisations from 13 different countries.

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