Ponta Delgada, Portugal • December 3 to 14, 2018
The EU produces annually 2.5 billion tons of waste. Out of these, only 36% are recycled. The percentage of recycled waste measures a slight but stable increase from year to year. The remaining waste is either buried or burned. According to the Commission, 600 million tons of buried or burned waste could be recycled. Turning waste into resources is a key activity in achieving a full economic cycle.
Young Citizens Protect the Environment
“Young Citizens Protect the Environment” was a youth exchange organized by CJE in partnership with Ifjusagi Nomad Klub, from Hungary, Young Europe Society from Romania and Obciansky Spolok from Slovakia. It was funded by the Portuguese National agency “Erasmus+ Juventude em Ação” under the Erasmus+ Programme. During this project 20 young participants and 6 group leaders got together in Ponta Delgada to develop practical skills, knowledge and attitudes in social responsibility, active citizenship in the field of environment. They learned how to implement environmental activist actions aiming to spread the message of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and developed possible solutions to increase these types of activities and raise awareness about the topic in their communities.
The goal of the project was to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes of 20 young participants in the field of environmental protection, by promoting the connection between active citizenship, selective collection systems and waste reuse.
Recap video of our project