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The Ripple Effect
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project was organised by two youth groups : Youth Group Birzebbuga (YGB) from Birzebbuga, Malta and the Parish of San Giuliano Milanese ( PGC S.Giuliano from Italy. Both groups include youths aged over 17 years of age and around 45 young people are expected to participate in this project. The project will take place between May and September 2015 with the main activity being held in July 2015 in Italy. This exchange is the second part since last year they had the opportunity to work on another project. This project dealt mainly with water, how can one be more environmentally sustainable, and also dealt with renewable energy. The Main objectives of the project were: - To help young people understand the actual meaning of being environmental sustainable - To be more informative on the collective effort made on the MDGs. - To understand more about renewable and sustainable energy. - To encourage young people to take direct action to make their communities more aware by promoting what they have learned and experienced throughout the activity. While planning this project we took in consideration , The European youth Strategy 2010-2018, the Europe 2020 strategy- “In a changing world, we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy”, the Millennium Development Goals 2015 and most importantly the objectives and priorities set out in the Erasmus plus programme guide. Activities varied from workshops to on-site visits so as the participants got more knowledgeable about the topics when being provided with the opportunity to experience/ visit what they discussed. Participants learnt by doing since they were active in different workshops and they enriched themselves through non-formal education by sharing their experiences and thoughts. This project was enriching for both countries and for all participants. The project made participants more aware of the importance of being environmentally sustainable. This is also shown by the creation of different posters and games; all of which are published on our facebook account. Most definitely working together on these issues created a long lasting friendship amongst participants; and most of us are still in good contact up to this day.

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