Working PRO Environment
Start date: Jan 1, 2015,
End date: Jan 1, 2016
The project topic came from the initiative of young people from our organization and our partner organizations. "Working PRO Environment" youth exchange brought together 40 young people from 5 countries: Luxembourg, Poland, Estonia, Italy and Spain. The youth exchange took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg from 22–30 May 2015. The present young people were able to come up with creative and innovative strategies in entrepreneurship and environment. They did not only try to change the image of practicing entrepreneurship in a society, but also gave an interesting overview of how entrepreneurship and green ideas can contribute towards our green future by analyzing the structures and problems of EU economies, as well as debating the importance of EU citizenship and responsibilities of the Europeans.
The project encouraged the participants to reflect on their life styles and on the structure of the traditional economy and also supported them in creating their own green businesses. The subject of the project is extremely important now, during the economic crisis, when we face the climate change and the transformation is needed.
The project consisted of series of workshops, dealing with entrepreneurship, merging lifestyle and career goals, green job sector and the structure of the traditional economy. The aims were to show the participants of the exchange, how they can use their skills to create jobs for themselves and how to contribute to development of sustainable economy. In order to do so, we invited some young entrepreneurs from Luxembourg, who showed on a personal example, how they came up with the ideas for business, where the investment came from and how they turned their ideas into action.
The topic of the project and its implementation was particularly important in some of the partner countries (like e.g. Spain), where environmental problems and environmentally friendly solutions, as well as development of green businesses are still a big issue and a need. Environmentally friendly business solutions, as well as green businesses are not very widespread and it does not have the same social meaning across all the EU countries. We believe that this exchange helped us to advance in this matter and changed a lot the way of thinking of the young people, who were a part of it.
The project all went the way we planned it, the only difference was the change of the activity dates of the exchange due to the availability of the accommodation place in Dudelange, where we always make our project.
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