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Water Liquid of Life
Start date: Jul 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project has been developed over the last two years from a partnership that was established from a series of youth exchanges, training courses, PBAs and Salto trainings where the partner organisations identified common concerns relating to youth and the environment. The partners worked on the project based on concerns in each of the partner countries relating to youth. There are many problems in our world, and natural resources are becoming less. Water is an element that we all need to survive. The problem with our youth however is that they understand little about the ongoing problems our world is facing and the impact that our actions have on the environment. Many countries today already experience problems with water shortages and have started importing and buying water from other countries. We hope to create awareness of water and water resources among our youth so that they can take care of our planet and protect it, so that they can be the future who keeps our planet alive so that more generations can enjoy life and the minerals and resources our planet has. We will see what our youth know about water, in each of their countries, how they respect water and how important it to them. We will try to put a value on the importance of water. The participants will present water in their countries and see how we can make changes in our lives, in our policy and in our Europe to make sure we always have water for life. The participants learned the importance of environmental conservation with emphasis on protecting the life giving resource of water. They learned to treasure the resources our planet has and saw how the protection of this resource could give rise to employment opportunities in our countries and in the EU. Our project had two main objectives, environmental conservation and the overcoming of youth unemployment. Combining two main priorities allowed us to have a greater result from our project in that we learned to protect our resources and also create employment opportunities in doing so. We saw how abundant or scares these natural resources are and understand the economic impact of the use or abuse of these resources and from this try to find ways to create jobs and other employment opportunities to help preserve and protect them. We also saw how the various skills and competences of our youth could be used to protect these resources and adapt the skills to various employment opportunities in their countries and in other countries. We believe the participants and partners of this project have learned a lot about conservation and especially respect for our natural resources, more specifically, water and left the project with a greater respect for these resources with new knowledge on how to preserve and protect them. In addition to leaving with knowledge on conservation and preservation the participants also learned how to acknowledge their skills and use them to find employment not only in the field of conservation but in many other fields, although many new opportunities we identified for employment options in conservation.
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