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Think Global, Act Local
Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our involvement in different Erasmus+ projects has lead to some questions regarding the level of sustainability and the amount of resources used during exchanges without fully considering the wider further impacts.In the current world context of a growing population, modifications in social habits, the increasing consumerism and climate changes, it is evident that our generation needs to address this questions and act on them.Therefore, our project will address how can we develop eco-friendly projects, with the minimal waste and a good management of the available resources.But the focus of sustainable development goes beyond than just the environment. It's also about ensuring a strong, healthy and fair society. This means meeting the diverse needs of all people in existing and future communities, promoting personal wellbeing, social cohesion and inclusion, and creating equal opportunity.Through the proposed Training Course, taking place in Turin in May 2016, a large number of experienced organizations (14) and youth workers (15) will have the chance to discuss and establish guidelines aiming for the reduction of the environmental footprint of a Youth Exchange. This work will be done with the involvement of other local organizations from this sector and it will be promoted amongst our international stakeholders.This week of open debates and brainstorming will also be an opportunity to prepare the following Youth Exchange, that will take place in Trento in August 2016.During this mobility, the 36 youngsters participating will have the chance to reflect on their lifestyles, have contact with nature, practice sports, learn new skills and cooperate with local youth associations.The central and fundamental topics of 'Think Global, Act local' are as follows:- Sustainable mobility- Exchange of good practices and networking- Environmental footprint- Recycling, composting, reduction of waste- Healthy lifestyle- Food sovereignty- SportsSustainable innovation is about making better decisions on issues that affect all of us. We need to take a broader look for what it is happening in a global level and start acting local, on the projects we develop and on a daily basis.Project duration: 01/03/2016-31/09/2016Participating countries: Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Romania, Latvia, Germany and Czech Republic.

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