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Mindchangers’ subgranting activity is composed by two calls for proposals in the six European regions involved, to fund projects implemented by the local authorities and civil society organizations.

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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PIEMONTE

Bormida Valley is a territory that winds and generates along a river. A river that has often had a tragic past, that is now facing a present of renaturalisation and diversity and a future that has to be written/ and a future to write:  Attraverso LaBormida (Through LaBormida: Ecosystems and Changes along the River).  A project of juvenile involvement/participation, care/attention, research and restitution, workshops and paths, proposals and strategies. An active project on environmental awareness, on taking care of the territory and on proposing sustainable development strategies starting from the ecological infrastructure. The proposal looks at the Bormida Valley and the territory of the 9 Municipalities included by the stretch of river that goes from Saliceto to Cortemilia in order to carry out four activities that can encourage the participation of young people and the entire community, promoting awareness and the commitment on the issues of climate change, as well as involving all stakeholders interested in the initiative. Learn more about the organization online: City of Gorzegno
The project aims to raise awareness among young people on climate change issues, addressing its causes and risks. The name chosen demonstrates that the goal is to supply “weapons”— i.e. tools — to take up the fight against climate change. The project begins as a game and moves toward the civic and political activation of young people. Symbolically, with events and flash mobs, we arm young people with “seed bombs” to be thrown onto land or boxes designed to thicken urban vegetation and increase pollination by bees. In addition, young people will take part in a giant parlor game aimed at protecting planetary biodiversity. Finally, the photo exhibit and the reportage made in Senegal will present scientific information on the impacts of climate change on the Earth and highlight the interconnections between the global North and South and the relationship between climate change and increasing malnutrition. Learn more about the organization online: NUTRI AID
Circular Neighborhood – Young protagonists of change, activates a twin path that encourages comparison and exchange between young Italian and Senegalese eco-citizens, who live in the peripheral areas of the cities of Turin and Mbao, south of Dakar. The young people become protagonists in their neighborhood, multipliers and innovators of actions for climate and sustainability. They meet with political decision-makers with whom they can initiate a dialogue by submitting concrete proposals for the sustainability of their neighborhood. They analyze their territory, design and disseminate tokenization mechanisms to help citizens orient themselves towards sustainable consumption choices. Between Turin and Mbao, young people play a fundamental role for change, contributing to the transition towards a “new global humanism”. Learn more about the organization online: LVIA

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:

  • -a fixed animation kit and a traveling one;
  • digital animation activities;
  • a communication campaign;
  • a photo-contest;
  • 10 world cafes, to train young people on specific topics and develop with them “The Decalogue of sustainability”

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

LA RIOJA

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:

  1. political and social advocacy framed in the climate justice campaign called Trial by Climate;
  2. educational through Service Learning Projects (SLP) on climate change and its unequal effects in secondary schools and universities;
  3. actions within the territory, specifically in municipalities of the Sierra de Moncalvillo, which is in the process of being declared a protected area of the Natura 2000 Network.

The associates in the project are as follows:

  • Ayuntamiento de Ventosa;
  • Ayuntamiento de Medrano;
  • Universidad de La Rioja;
  • IES Rey Don García (Nájera);
  • Colegio Marista (Logroño);
  • IES Comercio (Logroño).

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

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

“Change Your Mind”

The project ‘Change Your Mind’ supports the engagement of adolescents and young adults in the realms of climate justice, migration and international cooperation.

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“Nachhaltig 4 Nature”

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.

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“Wir schenken Euch unsere Kindheitsgeschichte”

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.

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“Jugend trifft Politik – Global!”

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).

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“ChangeBox”

The ChangeBox is a mobile suitcase of educational tools on the topics of consumption, climate change, inclusion and migration.

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“Community Changemaker”

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.

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“Klima-Azubis”

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.

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“FairLaufen”

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.

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AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES

"U-MAN! Rights?"

“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

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

Education aux migrations et lutte contre les discriminations à l’université (Migration education and fight against discimination at university)

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

S’engager pour l’égalité (Let’s commit ourselves for equality)

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)

Grenoble solidaire, sportive et engagée ! (Grenoble, a supportive, sporting and engaged city)

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 (Spreading the message in the campus)

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

Sur les toits du monde : Accompagner les jeunes à devenir ambassadeurs de la biodiversité (On the roofs of the world: defending biodoversity in cities)

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

Notre planète, notre avenir : être jeune face au changement climatique en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et en Afrique (Our Planet, Our Future: Youth Facing Climate Change in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and in Africa)

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

Le bus des mémoires (The Buses of Memories)

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

Agir en direct ! (Live action!)

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