Dates: APV 17-18 July 2021; YE 1-8 September 2021
Applicant: WINetzwerk e.V. (Germany)
Host organisation: NGO Unit (Ukraine)
Participating countries: Germany, Ukraine, Georgia, Spain, Turkey, Portugal
Context and Background
The main topic of “Eco not ego” youth exchange is an ecological mindful lifestyle. The concept of ecological lifestyle revolves around how to make a commitment to environmental protection compatible with democracy and implement it into everyday life.
We plan to reflect on the current ecological situation in our cities and countries, discuss experiences on improving it, and develop tools and methods for everyday life. Through working on ecological issues we aim to increase understanding of democracy and active citizenship and the relation between them.
Our hashtags: #ecology #activism #democracy
The project will host five participants (including one group leader) from each participating country. We are looking for participants who:
- Age 18-30 y.o. (team leader without age limits)
- Open-minded youngsters with an active social life and interest in ecological lifestyle
- Able to communicate in English (an exception can be made if they have valuable practical knowledge)
- Bring energy and enthusiasm and are ready to participate actively
THe Venue: Henichesk, Ukraine
All the activities will take place in Henichesk, which is a port city along the Sea of Azov in Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine.
The climate is quite dry and hot, but from September the nights can be rather cool.
The southern region of Ukraine is located in the steppe zone and is also rich in species of fauna.
Accommodation and food supply will be fully covered by the Erasmus+ Programme. During the YE, participants will stay at the Guest House, in rooms according to EU comfort regulations. Three meals a day and two coffee-breaks will be provided at the venue.
The house for camps and groups is located on the shore of the Azov Sea. There is a quite and cozy atmosphere there, where everyone respect other people privacy.
Askania Nova - a Ukrainian nature reserve located not far from the place. Protected by UNESCO and representing a vast Biosphere species, it will be visited by the project participants.
The beautiful Lake Lemuria (Pink Lake) is located near the city of Henichesk and the participants, if they wish, can visit this place by themselves.