In the first year, MINDCHANGERS funded 54 projects accross Europe, to support Local Authorities and Civil Society Organizations’ initiatives for youth engagement. The 2nd calls for projects are arriving in all regions, for an even more effective impact on society. Stay tuned to read more in the upcoming news!
Youth in defence of the climate justice, from the Sierra de Moncalvillo to the whole Planet!
Young people in La Rioja (Spain) are stepping up for the protection of the local biodiversity. After an oberservation tour through the natural environment of Medrano, a village in the Sierra de Moncalvillo, the attendees are analysing bio indicators of climate change – such as the presence of butterflies – to create a “biodiversity island”, meant to help mitigate climate change effects.
On the rooftop of the world for raising awareness
The project “On the Rooftops of the World” is raising awareness about climate and biodiversity issues among young people in Lyon (France). They are discovering the roofs of Lyon and meeting with professionals of plant design; they also built nest boxes and insect hotels for a more eco-friendly rooftop! The project, realized by Atelier CAPACITIES (RézoTopia) and Maison des Solidarités locales et internationals, is one of the 14 initiatives funded by RESACOOP.
Challenges for youth
Challenges for Youth is a project putting in practice the SDG12 and the transition to a circular economy by eliminating waste, raising awareness of the culture of recycling, reuse and waste reduction in Santena (Italy). The Urban Art Festival made this commitment even more visible: a full weekend of music and graffiti representing environmental sustainability! Look at the photo gallery on Instagram to check by yourself.
Mindchangers at the DEAR Programme Hub
The DEAR Learning and Development Hubs are the opportunity for CSOs and LAs to gather and exchange best practices and ongoing activities about the respective projects running all around Europe. At the end of March Béatrice, Giulia and Nicola, members of the Mindchangers staff, along with Amina and Chiara, young Mindchangers supporters, participated in the DEAR Hub focusing on Youth Engagement and Peer Learning.
Mindchangers' second call for proposal is open in France
Mindchangers’ second call for proposals is open in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, aimed at Local Authorities and Civil Society Organizations willing to help youth to engage in awareness raising actions on climate change, migrations and other SDGs. While two online seminars were organized to present and explain the call, more than thirty entities have so far expressed interest in submitting projects. The closing date is set for May 31st, supported projects will unfold from November 2022 to October 2023.
Climate change – Deniers vs. Believers
On March 28th, the University of Craiova, together with the NGO Go Romania, has been the host of an important even: an Oxford debate on topics related to climate change – Deniers vs. Believers – which took place at the university and gathered participants from the academic milieu and the civil society. The debate concentrated on some of the most important and pressing issues of global concern: climate change, food waste and climate pollution, as well as the possibility to address these problems and to find solutions.
_Meet Mindchangers' team
Mindchangers’ working team in Piedmont, Italy
Regione Piemonte’s team works on the project with passion, in order to spread the culture of social inclusion and environmental awareness. On these two topics, no contribution is too small! As public officers, we believe in the collaboration between institutions and civil society to create the appropriate context for sustainable development. As citizens, we are deeply motivated in working with youth to build a better world together.