EU-WISE Young Citizens – Consumers
Young Citizens – Consumers
Erasmus+ KA3 project within Call EACEA/34/2019, ‘Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training’ of the European Commission.
Project number: 621515-EPP-1-2020-1-RO-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
THE PROJECT IN ONE SENTENCE:
This long term Erasmus+ project that started in December 2020 and ends in November 2022 (2 years), coordinated by the Youth Association from Transylvania, a grassroots NGO from Romania, brings together 5 entities from Belgium, Italy, Poland and Romania, who will work together with the purpose of raising awareness and upscaling various sustainable production and consumption practices, all the while also empowering youth with fewer opportunities.
The main aim of the project is to build civic awareness, involve and empower 120 young people with fewer opportunities in groups of 30, from Belgium, Italy, Poland and Romania in promoting responsible consumption and the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing mainly on fair trade and the slow food movement.
Another aim is to increase the acquisition of social and civic competences, understanding of values and fundamental rights by young people. To achieve this, during the implementation, youth will take part in debates, activities, and promotion of new consumption patterns. As initiators of changes, they will also be involved in activities aimed at local communities in the role of organizers.
EU WISE also strives to collect and disseminate good practices supporting the role of young people as active partners in the change and implementation of SDG4, which supports quality education and SDG12, which ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.
BENEFITS AND KEY FIGURES:
– Developing a common methodology for training young people in international cooperation in the promotion of responsible consumption and fair trade;
– Creating and disseminating a catalogue of good practices promoting responsible consumption and Fair Trade at the level of schools and local communities;
– At local level, 120 young people from 4 countries (indirectly 10000) will be involved in youth training and pilot projects organised by those youth we will train;
– Internationally, 200 civil society organizations, businesses and local authorities from, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Romania will receive a toolkit showing how they can involve young people in sustainable consumption and production;
– In the EU context, at least 100 EU decision-makers will receive the project’s toolkit, including policy recommendations from partners experienced in advocacy.
Youth Association from Transylvania – Romania
Equo Garantito – Italy
Fair Trade Advocacy Office – Belgium
Polish Fair-Trade Association – Poland
Project School – Italy
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