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Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Rozwoju Edukacji Obywatelskiej CREO
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 110 334,39 EUR
Stowarzyszenie Metropolia Poznań (Poland)
Društvo Ekologi brez meja (Slovenia)
Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway)
Duration time: 31.12.2021-31.07.2023

This project aims to increase civic and social participation among young people and to engage the youth in local climate change policies in the municipalities of the Poznan Agglomeration. In May 2021, we conducted a survey with 225 school students in the Wielkopolska region. The results showed that climate change is an extremely important topic for the young generation. As many as 94.2% of those surveyed said that taking pro-environmental action is important or very important to them. However, only 37.8 % had so far been involved in such activities at school, and only 29.3 % outside of school, in their municipality. Therefore, the research reveals a great need to engage young people in social and civic activities. The project will carry out comprehensive educational activities addressed to a minimum of 500 people, including school students, teachers and representatives of local government institutions, youth councils, and neighbourhood and commune councils. We will conduct more than 100 trainings, workshops and webinars, as well as two conferences dedicated to social, civic and environmental issues. In 25 schools, School Clubs of Young Citizens will be established, in which students will carry out various civic and social initiatives, including participatory school budgeting and debates. The project will be implemented in 22 municipalities belonging to the Poznan Agglomeration. Our aim is to bring about real change in local communities by increasing young people’s empowerment and developing their knowledge and skills in civic participation and climate change. We are implementing the project in partnership of four organisations: the CREO Association, the Metropolia Poznan Association, the Ecologists Without Borders Association (from Slovenia) and Norsensus Mediaforum (from Norway).