About the project
Dates: 1st – 10th of May, 2015 (including arrival and departure days)
Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Working language: English
Participants: 37 in total – 9 participants (aged 18-30), from which one group leader and one facilitator with no age limit, from Bulgaria, Italy and Moldova and 10 participants (aged 18-30), from which one group leader and two facilitators with no age limit, from Romania
“No Impact Project” is a short-term youth mobility under Key Action 1 of Erasmus+ Program, tackling specific topics pertaining to environment and ecology field by using non-formal education methods.
Main objectives of the project
- Raising awareness, among the beneficiaries from the 4 participants countries, on the impact their lifestyle has upon the environment
- Gaining knowledge that can help participants understand the consequences their behaviour has upon the ecosystem
- Developing by the participants of practical abilities that can contribute to supporting an eco-friendly lifestyle
- Influencing the attitudes and behaviours of beneficiaries through the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle within the activities deployed during the mobility, so that they can become “agents of change” in the communities they belong to and in society, at local, national and European level
- Acquainting the beneficiaries with the Europe 2020 strategy and its envisaged effects
Activities, methodology and results
With the help of trainers and experts, the participants will gain competences (knowledge, abilities, attitudes) in what concerns environment policies at European and national level for each participant state, the European Waste Hierarchy, which introduced the concept of prevention, reuse, recycle, recovery (3R) and disposal of waste. The main objective of this initiative is to raise awareness for the participants, through the usage of non-formal education methods, upon the necessity of an individual sustainable lifestyle for the environmental preservation. Each day of the mobility, the participants will take one step further in the no impact lifestyle: less consumption, less trash, less pollution through transportation, local food, less energy, less water and, in the end, they will learn how to direct their newly acquired competences towards their communities.
Used methods within activities: ice-breakers, energizers, debates, presentations, brainstormings, practical workshops, film projection, simulation, visit to an eco-garden.
The methods and training sessions will be filmed and, along with the participants’ testimonials, they will be edited and disseminated. Once they are back in their community, as part of the multiplication process, the youngsters will implement different workshops on creative recycling for their beneficiaries.
Another result will be a website in accordance with the project, where all the involved organizations and the beneficiaries, as well as anybody else who is interested, will post information on the European and participant states’ legislative framework concerning the addressed topics, as well as follow-up projects ideas and examples of good practices in the field of environmental protection and sustainable lifestyle.