Green Heroes at Youth Work (EN)

Climate change is nowaday one of the biggest issues for our environment. As stated on the European Commission website, temperatures are rising every year, and this brought to several problems like increasing the frequency of wild fire and melting of ice blocks even in places with usually cold temperatures. In the last forty years the temperatures have been rising faster than in the past: the decade (2009–2018) was 0.91 °C to 0.96 °C warmer than the pre-industrial average, according to data of the European Environment Agency. This climate change is impacting strongly on local communities around Europe, creating big problems for agriculture and housing. Another big issue for the environment is the use of single-use plastic in our daily life. As settled in the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy it is important to introduce plastic into a circular economy, with the aim to have a completely recycled usage of plastic in the next years. How can we fight climate change affecting our society and how could create a more environmentally friendly society starting from the actions in our communities?

“Green Heroes at Youth Work” aims are to tackle challenges related to global environmental issues, sustainable growth and, especially, the lack of social involvement and engagement of young people, and to strive to encourage them to take serious action at any level by increasing their environmental citizenship. Those aims are strictly connected with the aims of the European Union and its plans to reduce pollution and single plastic use, as settled in the EU-wide plastic strategy

Project objectives
  • raising young people’s awareness of environmental issues and climate change
  • explain the causes and consequences of global warming to young participants
  • create functional activities and share best practices on how we can be more environmentally friendly in our daily lives
  • develop new ideas and strategies for a plastic-free lifestyle
  • informing young people how not to buy environmentally harmful products
  • raising the civic spirit of young people so that they understand the importance of their common existence
  • to strengthen the responsibility of young people in their immediate environment
  • participants of the Youth Exchange as a result of gain values to share with friends
  • to inspire and motivate them to adopt a constructive approach to environmental issues in their communities and their countries;
  • providing participants with common learning tools based on environmental education methods

Location: Noisy le Grand, France
Hotel Ibis Marne le Vallée Noisy le Grand

Date: 12/09 – 20/09 2022

Have these plans gotten you all excited? Register now! All costs, i.e.: travel, training costs, food and hotel accommodation, are reimbursed by the European Union. (Travel costs are reimbursed up to €275,- p.p.)


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There are a few requirements to participate:


  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be proficient in the English language
  • You must be living in the Netherlands or be in possession of a Dutch proof of identity.
  • You must be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • You must be willing to be filmed during the sessions and workshops of the activities
  • And to be a broad-minded person who can work together in a group
  • The form below must be completed
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