Dates: 27/07/2013–01/08/2013

Venue: Caltanissetta, Italy

Programme Youth in Action – Action 1.1 – Youth Exchange

Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different Countries to meet up and get to know their respective cultures. The exchange is planned by the young people themselves based on a common interest theme.

Description of the Project

“Eco-People” is a youth exchange funded by the programme Youth in Action, that will take place in Caltanissetta (Italy) from July 27th to August 1st 2013, involving 30 young people between 18 and 25 years of age, from Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania and Spain. The project is based on the idea that the promotion among young people of a more sustainable lifestyle and of healthier habits and behaviours is of crucial importance to build an eco-friendly society. With that in mind, the project aims at:

– providing a general overview regarding present (unsustainable) trends of society, particularly reflecting on the essential characteristics of European society;

– encouraging an intercultural debate among participants regarding the concept of eco-friendly lifestyle, sharing a common definition;

– propose examples of how it is possible to actualise the concept of sustainability through simple everyday actions.

The activities will involve creative workshops on conscious consumption of goods, food, recycling, active participation to society, outdoor sports and visits to natural areas of the territory around Caltanissetta, experimenting in a common way how it is possible to become “Eco-People” through small gestures in everyday life.

The Project Partnership:

  • Project Coordinator: PRISM-Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo (Italy)
  • Earth Plan Association (Spain)
  • Association “Professional Forum for Education” (Bulgaria)
  • Viešoji įstaiga “Sveikatingumo idėjos” (Lithuania)
  • Udruga Agroturizam Konavle (Croatia)


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