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The objectives of the calls for proposals are:
– individual and collective engagement of young people on climate change, migration and sustainable development
– promotion of the collaboration between local authorities, civil society organizations and young citizens
At this day, about 54 local projects are active in the six regions involved in Mindchangers project: Piemonte, La Rioja, Baden-Württemberg, Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Dolj County.
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Fair Trade for Future. Information and awareness are essential to fight climate changes. It is also essential to act concretely. Fair Trade fo Future offers an alternative, demonstrating that it an economy that puts people and planet first is possible.
The project involves young people, through the knowledge of the 2030 Agenda and the proposal of Fair Trade.
At the same time, Fair Trade Towns campaign aims at innovating the strategies of Local Authorities, encouraging the transition from protest (Fridays for Future) to action (Fair Trade for Future).
Learn more about the organization online: COOPERATIVA SOCIALE LIBERO MONDO
SEMI Stories, Education, Migration and Commitment aims to strengthen and improve citizens’ awareness on the different causes of migratory phenomena, with an analytical approach based on people’s rights and on their individual histories.
Through workshops, a communication campaign and webinairs with young communicators and journalists, the purpose is to promote an adequate, inclusive, non-discriminatory and responsible communication.
The project is promoted by Engim, a NGO that works in the fields of vocational training, international cooperation, volunteering and global citizenship education.
Learn more about the organization online: ENGIM
NAME CLIMATE CHANGE aims to give a face to climate change, telling its effects on people’s lives with images and video testimonies that go straight to the heart of citizens, to stimulate their action towards respect for the environment and the welcoming of migrants.
It will show how climate and environmental changes are amongst the causes that bring people to flee from inhospitable habitats and migrate elsewhere.
At the same time, it will talk about how Its effects concern every part of our planet, from the most distant countries to our countryside and cities.
The project emphasizes our interconnection and involvement in taking care of our environment and respecting the other’s life stories.
20 young people will be protagonists in the creation of a reportage exhibition, which will circulate in the Province of Alessandria and abroad.
Learn more about the organization online: APS CAMBALACHE
“What about Young – L’attualità che ci coinvolge” aims at raising awareness among young people about climate change and the many connections between this issue and our lives.
Through a podcast and in-depth meetings, the project aims to introduce young people to the communities active in the area, to learn good practices both on an individual and collective level and to address issues such as the situation in the suburbs, mobility, consumerism, work and migration, from an environmental perspective.
Learn more about the organization online: ASC PIEMONTE
“DoughnuTo” aims to raise awareness among Turin young citizens on climate change and SDGs, and then involve them in the creation of proposals for the future of the city on the model of the Doughnut City.
The project includes education activities on world citizenship and sustainability through:
At the end of the project, youth proposals will be presented to political decision-makers and citizens.
Learn more about the organization online: ACMOS
Challenges for Youth aims to engage a team of under 35 youth in high-impact initiatives linked to the Agenda 2030 by unfolding actions throughout the area of Santena and neighboring municipalities.
The focal point will be Goal 12 of the UN Agenda, in order to give concrete implementation to the transition to a circular economy by eliminating waste, raising awareness of the culture of recycling, reuse and waste reduction.
Taking inspiration from the plastic recycling project carried out in Ethiopia by Cifa for Children ONG, the project unfolds the following activities: a workshop for the reuse of plastic materials, the Pianalto Plastic Free campaign for the collection of abandoned waste, video spots of good practices and numerous awareness-raising events for children, young people and adults.
Learn more about the organization online: CITY OF SANTENA
The project “L’Agenda in Viaggio. Per le persone. Per il pianeta. Senza confini” supports the awareness of the target groups – 15-17 y/o and 18-35 y/o – on the SDGs n°10 and n°13 through training meetings.
This formation plan will lead young people to the creation of a garden “Giardino dei Giusti”, to the experiential journey in Calabria Region, in the Villaggio Globale of Riace town and finally to a virtual exchange of learning and good practices with the young people of Niaga Peulh (Senegal).
Learn more about the organization online: CITY OF NICHELINO
“ReSOILence” is aimed at spreading regenerative agriculture practices as a solution to climate change in the city of Cirié.
The project let younger people lead the revolution: a generation that will be harshly affected by climate change but having at the same time a chance to trigger a disruptive leap.
The change is possible on one hand by awareness activities and workshops for young students between 15 and 19 years old and on the other hand by the Regenerative Center, a plot of land destined to field testing by young farmers (under 35).
Learn more about the organization online: CITY OF CIRIÈ
The project aims to contribute to the generation of La Rioja youth awareness and conscientiousness that act in favour of the climate from a perspective of social justice and global health through three lines of intervention:
The associates in the project are as follows:
Learn more about the coordinator entity: ASOCIACIÓN MEDICUS MUNDI LA RIOJA
Links to the co-applicants’ websites:
Learn more about the project here.
The project is a pedagogical proposal for educational work with young people that seeks to strengthen the bridges between high schools, the youth needs and reality in its context (the street, the neighbourhood, the square …) and their families.
We start from a new educational paradigm that looks for the wealth in diversity instead of the problem and turns the conflict into opportunity in order to improve our relationships.
The project aims to work with students in their classrooms, specifically with 7 courses from 2nd to 4th of ESO from 2 High Schools in La Rioja: one in Logroño (urban) and another one in Calahorra (rural).
Learn more about the coordinator entity: FUNDACIÓN PIONEROS
The Project main goal is to create a HUB-modeled space, in which young people from La Rioja will be able to learn about 2030 Agenda, particularly the matters concerning ‘Planet’ area, and also to share ideas aimed to build a climate change resilient future.
Working SDG 6 “Clean water and sanitation for all”, SDG 13 “Climate action”, SDG 14 “Life below water”, and SDG 15 “Life on land”, participants may reach an analytic, critical and responsible attitude, that will move them to take part in local actions which will mitigate climate change, and the consequences for the environment.
Learn more about the coordinator entity: KAIPACHA INTI
The project ‘Change Your Mind’ supports the engagement of adolescents and young adults in the realms of climate justice, migration and international cooperation.Read more
How can we contribute to a profound societal change towards more sustainability and global justice through education? This is the main question addressed by young adults in this project.Read more
The project ‘Nachhaltig 4 Nature’ (Sustainable 4 Nature) is an interactive, accessible, informational and educational project to sensitise teenagers and young adults on current climate, environmental and nature conservational topics.Read more
Through exchanges on eye-level with diverse partners, we empower young multipliers with experiences of migration and displacement to speak in classrooms, community centres as well as later participating in public performances in front of a diverse audience.Read more
Our online campaign will raise awareness about the “supply chain law“ which comes into effect in 2023.Read more
The project ‘Wir sind die Agenda 2030! Junges Engagement für Nachhaltigkeit’ (We are the Agenda 2030. Young Engagement for Sustainability) offers young people, especially those with a background of migration, a space to show their engagement regarding the SDGs and to connect to each other.Read more
The project ‘Jugend trifft Politik – Global!’ (Youth meets Politics – global!) gets young people (ages 15 to 35) into conversations with political representatives of different levels (municipal, state and federal level).Read more
The ChangeBox is a mobile suitcase of educational tools on the topics of consumption, climate change, inclusion and migration.Read more
The goal of the project ‘Community Changemaker 2030’ is to equip teenagers with competences that contribute to the transformation towards climate protection and diversity on a local level.Read more
During the project ‘Klima-Azubis’ (Climate apprentices), motivated and interested apprentices of all professions and from different corporations will be trained in workshops on weekends to become sustainability-multipliers.Read more
We are planning an app that picks up the experiences of a city tour, but also offers a lot more: a fair tour, with additional thematic tours, for example a post-colonial tour.Read more
“U-MAN! Rights?” aims to raise awareness in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region about the role civil society organizations can play to help protect and defend human rights in the world.
By giving a voice to actors who act in defense of human rights in France and French-speaking Africa, the project will deal with subjects such as the protection of environment by indigenous populations, the migration of human rights and environment defenders in danger, freedom of expression and gender equality.
AEDH and Bubble Art join forces with local youth to propose a series of podcasts to better understand what is at stake globally and how citizens can act to make a difference.
Coordinator entity: Agir ensemble pour les droits humains
ODDAFIP is an advocacy project for the SDGs. Based on the making of a documentary series portraying the actions taken by artisans in France, India and Peru to accomplish these goals, the project will have young French citizens play an active role in their creation and screening during 2022.
They will also organize an international meeting in mid-2022, where artisans from the three countries will share their methods and challenges, among them facing climate change consequences, to accomplish the SDGs in their regions.
Good practices and ideas collected during the meeting will then be shared as part of an advocacy effort in favor of the 2030 Agenda.
Coordinator entity: Artisans du Monde Bourgoin-Jallieu
The project aims at deconstructing the most common prejudices about migrations, focusing on the university context – starting with Lyon 3 University – and with the support and active cooperation of local actors involved in the issues of migrations.
It will focus on an immersive and experiential exhibition that will be fed with media and artistic workshops meant to bring together local and migrant youth of different ages in an effort to promote positive experiences of collaborations.
Life histories will take the audience on a journey to discover the complexity lying behind migrants’ itineraries.
Coordinator entity: e-graine Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
The project has 3 goals: developing new fields for youth engagement; promoting interculturality between a diversity of audiences; enabling young people and the public involved in awareness raising actions to take up societal issues.
A group of 6 young volunteers involved in the French Volunteering Service is trained to organize workshops about sustainable development goals within local events, focusing on SDGs n°5 (gender equality) and 10 (fight against inequalities), and on migration issues.
The volunteers will also produce podcasts will the help of local community media Tout Va Bien in support of the effort to spread the messages.
Coordinator entity: Fédération des Œuvres Laïques du Rhône et de la Métropole de Lyon (FOL69)
Our project aims to change the perception of young citizens of Grenoble on the issue of sustainable development, environmental preservation and the understanding of migrations.
Moments of debate and exchange will be organized on a monthly base, in the frame of outdoor sports activities, targeting youth with different social issues but linked by a common future.
Together they will address both causes and consequences of the selected issues, but will also foster the development of responses on what challenges, issues and solutions can be considered and engaged at their own level to face them.
Coordinator entity: Humacoop – AMEL France
Le Bruit qui Court Campus is a podcast project implemented by foreign and French students from Auvergne University in Clermont-Ferrand.
Focusing on gender equality (SDG n°5) it is based on the exchange of viewpoints of female students from various parts of the world on female condition.
The seven podcasts will be complemented by a series of events organized in Café Library Le Grin, which will allow to dig into the different issues raised and foster open dialogues between personalities of the cities and citizens alike.
Coordinator entity: Association Kodon
The main goal of the project is to strengthen young people’s engagement in Lyon metropolitan area with the SDGs, particularly those relating to climate change and biodiversity.
Developed with Ateliers capacités the project aims to support young people in an active process of awareness and action for more sustainable and resilient cities.
The learning process will conclude with the organization of an international event highlighting experiences around the world on how rooftops can be used to mitigate climate change effects for the benefit of cities’ biodiversity and inhabitants.
Coordinator entity: Maison des solidarités locales et internationales
25 young people from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Western Africa will meet virtually to share their visions and experiences of climate change.
Together and/or individually they will express their views in texts, photos, videos, drawings, cartoons, that will form an exhibition that will travel in schools, libraries, youth centers…
The overall aims are to link up youth in France and Africa, enabling their voices to be heard and creating understanding of common and differentiated issues of climate justice in the North and the South, and to put particular issues of climate adaptation and loss and damage in Western Africa on the agenda of climate mobilization in France.
Coordinator entity: Peuples solidaires des Monts du Lyonnais
The Buses of memories are a work of creation around a memorial journey staged from the departure to the return of the bus, a sensory trip in which the spectator-traveler will be immersed in a universe arousing his curiosity, making audible the historical information and traveling in time.
On the places of memory visited by “the buses” – squares, spaces and paths – Procédé Zèbre will propose a theatrical form in situ.
On the way back, the public will discover audio or video reports created by the different partners of the project within the framework of this cultural action program.
Coordinator entity: Compagnie Procédé Zèbre
The 17 SDGs are addressed through this project. It will then be up to young participants to target more precisely one or more objectives.
Together they will define which ones will be deepened and addressed during meetings with local specialized organizations in preparation of filmed interviews made upstream and of a debate that will be broadcast live on the internet.
The whole point being that, for the upstream achievements, for the development of the plateau and for the organization of the debates, young people will have first to do research on the selected SDGs and then rely on organizations working towards their fulfilment.
Coordinator entity: REZONANCE
The project focuses on sport as a sector that unites young people around common rules and values, well beyond borders, and that is therefore relevant as a lever for mobilizing youth on the global challenges we face.
It plans to engage 25 rugby educators from three different territories (Auvergne, Reunion Island, Southwestern Madagascar) in a course combining awareness of sustainable development and international solidarity, training in citizenship education through sport and support for the implementation of solidarity projects in France and Madagascar.
Coordinator entity: Comité du Secours Populaire Français d’Issoire
Solidarité Afrique is a CSO from the Lyon Metropolis which aims at mobilizing youth from 15 to 25 years old, especially youth with fewer opportunities, in order to foster their social inclusion and will to act in civil society as global citizens.
The goal of the ImpActs project is to pass on values to the youth such as solidarity, commitment and sustainability, while acknowledging their capacities to act on their environment and their acquired skills.
The project contemplates a series of activities with the youth, starting from an introduction to SDGs up to the active implementation of a variety of awareness raising actions (podcasts, photo exhibitions…).
Coordinator entity: Solidarité Afrique
« For a fair food future » project aims at fostering youth engagement for SDGs, focusing on interdependencies between climate change, collective and individual production and consumption habits, and fight against hunger, both in Northern and Southern countries.
It contemplates the mobilization and active participation of a group of youth who will be supported by professionals of A.N.I.S Etoilé and their partners in the definition of their own initiatives and by coconstructing adapted communication mediums, one mainstream event and an awareness tool on the selected SDGs.
Coordinator entity: A.N.I.S Etoilé
The association Soleil Devant proposes an experiment combining concern for a healthy diet, short and sustainable supply channels, good information to consumers, solidarity (with the involvement of a refugee public, but also food aid recipients or single people).
This experiment aims to explore possible solutions such as shared gardens,
Channels for recovering unsold items … and will be an opportunity to raise questions through the production of a documentary and screenings-debate (autumn 2022).
Coordinator entity: Association Soleil Devant
A project run by Centre culturel Wolubilis and Modul.
“Rare birds” is an invitation sent to Brussels teenagers, including “Unaccompanied Foreign Minors”, to create a theatrical project that will pay homage to the beauty, vitality and incredible roots at the origin of every story; to question their need and capacity to fly away and rediscover enchantment; to become the actors of their own metamorphosis, a mirror of a possible metamorphosis of the world; to reveal the “rare birds” that they are.
Accompanied by four professional performers, a composer, a costume designer, a choreographer and a sound engineer, they will be invited to use various media and artistic techniques to weave narrative kaleidoscopes that speak of real or imaginary birds, of migrations, of songs, of rebirth and ingenuity.
Website – https://www.wolubilis.be/a-faire/atelier-creatif-ados-les-oiseaux-rares-2021-2022-725/
A project run by Diogène and Geopolis.
“Young People’s Voice” is a communication programme that offers young people the opportunity to express their vision of the future and their proposals for a sustainable environment, through radio and audio-visual programmes in which they are the main protagonists.
The project provides creative communication tools and training to enable young people to acquire new skills on how to address the key objectives defined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an analytical and constructive manner.
For the first time, young people will have a permanent voice in major public media through programmes they themselves design and produce.
By giving the youth an active role and high visibility, the project wants to encourage them to become meaningful actors of sustainable environment, as well as active and responsible citizens.
The group of participants’ composition will reflect Brussels’ cultural mosaic – the most cosmopolitan city in Europe – and will thus encourage the emergence of a message promoting interculturality and the art of living together.
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/MilleniumFilmFestival/
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1234178813738580/?active_tab=about
A project run by Autre Terre and La Compagnie Buissonnière.
The project is a collaboration between Autre Terre, an NGO active in Education for Global Citizenship and Solidarity, and the Compagnie Buissonnière, a “theatre-action” company.
The aim is to raise awareness, mobilise and support groups of young people in creating a theatrical performance on the theme of climate change and agro-ecology.
The youth will present their production in front of the public in the autumn of 2022.
Autre Terre will raise awareness among young people through activities, participatory work camps, meetings with Belgian farmers, etc.
The Compagnie Buissonnière will take care of the theatrical aspects. Over the course of the year, a link will also be established with an association Burkina Faso also active in “action-theatre”.
Website – https://www.autreterre.org/
A project run by AMO Reliance and the Institut de Recherche, de Formation et d’Action sur les Migrations.
The project will revolve around collaborative work between different partners from the field of sustainable development and migration.
Young people are an integral part of this collaboration since they are the ones who will play the main part in disseminating and implementing mobilizing, innovative and inclusive initiatives in favour of climate and migration.
Through a snowball effect, these newly trained young people (in particular through permanent education workshops in the neighbourhoods, participatory organic farming projects, etc.) will train others, thus representing a youth force for change and solidarity.
Summaries, press releases and video clips representing the activities will be prepared in order to promote the project beyond borders.
A project run by Centre d’Information et d’Education Populaire du Hainaut Occidental and Infor Jeunes Tournai Centre.
The project mobilises 10 to 15 young people from different backgrounds around issues related to the climate crisis.
They will organise eight awareness-raising meetings open to the public with guests from different fields: experts on energy issues, groups committed to biodiversity, partners from the global south, etc.
All those actors will then reflect together on possible courses of action and local alternatives.
Promising and feasible ideas will be put into practice. Media materials will be produced to ensure the replicability and promotion of the project.
The project will culminate in a festive event, during which the solutions to the problems encountered will be implemented, tested and debated.
TBC – website construction part of the project
A project run by Maison verte et Bleue and Cultureghem.
The project wants to bring together different groups of young people from the Brussels Region in the same vegetable garden, in order to pass on knowledge and skills on sustainable food, from a practical and local perspective (permaculture gardening techniques), but also from a theoretical and global perspective (looking at the challenges of sustainable food on a global scale).
By relying on the tools and philosophy of permaculture to build group dynamics, the project wants to transmit civic values to the youth: respect for others, learning to work together despite differences, understanding the strengths of each person and making the most of them, finding local solutions to global changes, developing a critical analysis of the challenges of sustainable food on a local and global scale.
Website – https://mvb.brussels/
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/maisonverteetbleue/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/maisonverteetbleue/
A project run by Promotion & Culture and AMO Droit des jeunes.
Initially, Friskot is a “kot-à-projet” (Belgian student housing revolving around specific activities) in which 8 students from different countries live, and whose main project is the provision of a solidarity fridge.
Anyone can come and bring or look for food free of charge and without any conditions, during the opening hours.
Today, the project goes further and wishes to impulse a real dynamic in the neighbourhood where it is located, while creating synergies between different associations in Liège, and also by creating a real meeting place for people who would not have met otherwise.
The project is therefore now part of a solidarity grocery shop design centred on a system of donation and redistribution of food and non-food products.
It aims to be a place of exchange for both material and intangible donations, of creation of social links where activities around themes related to solidarity and the fight against food waste would be organised.
Website – https://www.fgtb-liege.be/kot/
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/FriskotLg
Instagram – friskot_liege
A project run by Maison du Développement Durable, the city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Computer Science and IT in Education.
The DigiScope project wants to get young people to question their use of digital technology and the impacts it has on the environment and the climate, as well as on health, well-being, biodiversity, etc.
To help them in their reflection, the youth will be assisted by facilitators and experts from several fields (technology, health, psychology, etc.) during workshops.
Students in computer science and electronics (aged 19-24) will also be involved in the project, in order to explore the opportunities of developing sustainable and environmentally friendly digital technologies, in relation to the needs identified by the young people.
At the end of the project, resources to organise activities that stimulate such reflections (in the form of educational and communication kits) will be created and made available to as many people as possible.
Website – https://www.digi-scope.be
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/digiscope.be
Instagram – https://instagram.com/digiscope.be
A project run by Eclosio and A’ccord d’Ebène.
The project will train relay-students on the topics of migration and interculturality so that they can produce an awareness-raising message for their peers, the academic community and the population of Liège in favour of a more inclusive society.
The project will be carried out in four phases:
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/EclosioBE
A project run by Maison des jeunes de Chiny Florenville, city of Florenville, Centre Régional d’Intégration pour les personnes étrangères et d’origine étrangère and Parc naturel de Gaume.
Three young rural teams, with a mix of local and migratory backgrounds, contribute to solving each one, with a public impact, a concrete and unsatisfactory situation that they identify among the climatic challenges in their context of emergency of world solidarity.
They will be supported by a team of professionals engaged in an experienced and enthusiastic associative partnership.
To this end, they inform themselves, train and consult each other, concretise their action during residential stays and contribute to public events: mobilisation, meetings dedicated to vectors of communication, bicycle rally, “slow” festival.
Exchanges with other parts of the world will confirm that it is indeed young people who hold the key to a better world.
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/leclimatchange
Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/471058103997383
The promotion of students’ pro-environmental entrepreneurial behaviour is an important aspect in the context of the future ecological transition of European countries and, in particular, of Romania.
The importance of this shift towards sustainable development and green business has been recognised by the European Green Deal Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Investing in human capital development through education and training requires stimulating society’s capacity to respond rapidly to changes in society and the labour market.
In this context, we propose to develop general awareness raising campaigns to promote youth green entrepreneurship in 15 local partners in Craiova and Bailesti as a source of future employability.
As an output of the awareness raising campaigns we will implement 3 non-formal education workshops per school outside the formal education system and as an extracurricular activity after class, which will result in 45 workshops over the course of 10 months (running 4/5 workshops per month) involving at least 12 young people per workshop, 36 participant per school.
These workshops will increase skills and knowledge of 540 youths in green entrepreneurship, reflected in 3 business ideas per workshop, 150 in total.
In addition, the outcomes will allow us to develop a brochure that will be disseminated among our local and international stakeholders and social networks, and presented at the final awareness raising event, which will involve 150 participants from the local community, local public authorities and local press, multiplying the impact of the project outcomes.
Learn more about the organization online: Asociatia Comunitati Pentru Tineret
By joining the objective of the SSD of the EU regarding the limitation of climate change, Learn to Act proposes non-formal education, campaigns, thematic trips, creative workshops developed progressively to lead to concrete actions and new behaviours for the conservation and sustainable use of the environment.
The target group (100 young people) will achieve a better understanding of the factors that lead to the degradation of the environment through the proposed creative workshops.
The beliefs about the role of each in protecting the environment will be further spread among the communities.
Learn more about the organization online: Asociatia Dialoguri Europene
Youth are shaping the future is bringing young people together in a new adventure to discover what is the connection between Climate Change and Sustainable food production systems (SDG 2.4) and how we can get involved in bringing the community together and closer to the local producers and how we can help farmers to engage in resilient farming practices.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.4 is to ensure by 2030 sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
Learn more about the organization online: Go Romania