#PosterContest #GreenWeek #antiplasticfestival #BrailaRomania
It was in February 16 -17 , 2018 at Braila, when around 100 youth from local high schools and their teachers had an opportunity to learn from outstanding Romanian professionals and activists about building an antiplastic attitude and getting responsible for community and global future.
The topics included: interactive learning exercises on recognizing and replacing plastic pollutants around us, how to live 7 years without plastic , good practice with waste recycling by a reputed Romanian business, the trail of plastic waste from individuals to the recycling factory in a big city, operating a social enterprise to regularly collect wastes from offices and small shops.
Following the antiplastic learning events, the participants are expected to prepare their own antiplastic porfolios including short films, photo albums and short talks for the ANTIPLASTIC Festival in the EU Green Week, 21-26 May 2018 .
The HOPE project team has involved a number of NGOs and businesses for the content coverage as well as the local Municipality and public services for the Festival organization combining street and indoors venues in an attempt to provide for an understanding of plastic wastes as a global problem.
HOPE was launched at Braila, Romania just before Christmas 2017, on the 22nd of December. However many events were taking place in the town at that time, we had some 60 audience including citizens, students, teachers, city counsellors , the head of the municipal sanitation services.
The venue made available by the public library was friendly, equipped for presentations and debates and reminding about local personalities gone national and international.
The idea to have it live on the Internet brought us over 300 viewers fronm two sites and raised interest among Romanian environment NGOs . The agenda included everything needed to raise great expectations .
Aurelia Ion made a short video of some moments of waste management history reviewed by the Western Riverside Waste Authority Materials Recycling Facility visited in October upon kick off meeting in Londoan and introduced them to the audience. A tour of London summarized in a few minutes gave the participants the grasp of the City of London street and parks management services.
Viorica Alexandru talked the audience into the four HOPE themes to be approached in the HOPE e-handbook, the training events in view of the Green Week Festival to enable HOPE participants make HOPE films, photos and talks as well as the HOPE Mobil, an exhibition in the main Romanian cities enabling full contact with the Romaniana best practice examples of waste management.
The HOPE Festival to take place in 21-26 May 2018 in the EU Green Week at Braila as a competition between teams of youth lead by teachers was introduced by Veronica Picus. An exhibition of films, videos and posters made by the contenders and a final public speaking competition should add to each of the portfolios competing in front of a public form all over the county.
An expert presentation was made by Mihaela Sofronea from the Green Group on their SIGUREC project which made debate flourish and proved time was too short particularly because municipal councellors and the head of the local town sanitation service were asked impatients questions from the audience.
The SIGUREC people met the Mayor Marian Dragomir and Vice-Mayor Doinita Ciocan later on the day to discuss installing a number of SIGUREC units in the town.
Isn’t that great?
ECO CIRCLE is the second Ersamus+ Strategic Partenership approved for funding drawing on the experience and partial partnership of the previous innovation project Useful Usability Disposabilty finished this September and illustrated on this website
ECO CIRCLE will involve four organizations over 18 months from January 2018 to June 2019 with the main objective to educate youth workers about circular economy, develop their Eco-art , public speaking and civic event design skills with a purpose to support circular economy progress.
Ativitiesand related results include the collection of good practices in the field of circular economy, development of an Eco Circle Handbook, providing youth worker mobility training and local training, hosting national multiplier events, and dissemination info days and a project Facebook page.
The envisaged impact: we expect that youth workers with specific skills will acquire more skills to enable them to cope with the everyday working challenges, to be more motivated to participate in EU projects, to be more fluent users of European languages; equal learning opportunities will be provided for young disadvantaged people, by combining more specific skills to become self-motivated for continuously improving and extending the gained skills; an environmental mind-set will be developed and it will be interesting for people to start eco activities.
The potential long-term benefits concern low-skilled youth, facing economic obstacles and cultural differences, who will find attractive ways both to learn about circular economy and practice it. The positive impact at local and national levels are expected in sectors such as energy resou rces. The added value is critical thinking, decreasing the consumption of plastic, digital skills, raised awareness of eco protection of Europe. We expect multiplication of the project results, their implementation into their daily practice and creation of strong network in environmental protection by actively involving youth.
The coordinator of ECO CIRCLE is Biedriba "Ecological Future Education" from Latvia. BASD - Bulgaria with partners from Plastic Food Centro Culturale - Italy and Asociatia Initiativa Cetatenilor Seniori - Romania ..
HOPE - Hands On Plastic Environment is being launched on the 22nd of December 2017at the County Public Library 'Panait Istrati' at Braila, Romania. Citizens, children, youth, educators, NGO staff, the media and Municipality staff are invited. The event will introduce the HOPE project to the local stakeholders, inform about the HOPE strategy in Romania and launch the call for the Green Week Festival to take place in 21-26 May 2018.
In short, the project is about creating a handbook containing portfolios of photos, films, and talks meant to illustrate the plastic journey within exhibitions taking place in the partner countries. The handbook is an informal learning resource for civic education professionals, environment activists, civic events organizers and the likes.
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The EU Green Week will take place in May 21-26 2018 at Braila. It will be a HOPE Festival where portfolios on the four themes will be shown to the public by teams of youth, children and their educators. The winners will be awarded prizes and certificates and their portfolios will be part of the HOPE handbook in the chapter about Romania.
HOPE is funded by Erasmus+ of the EU for Strategic Parnerships - adult education and will last for 18 months in the period 2017-2019.
Asociatia Initiativa Cetatenilor Seniori from Braila is a partner alongside organizations from Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Turkey coordinated by ProArt&Co, UK.
Here is a reason why you should be concerned and interested in HOPE
HOPE is a new project expanding the experience gained through the UUD; it brings in new partners and new learning initiatives for partners' staff and beneficiaries such as educators, young people, diverse stakeholders and the local general public . Organizations from Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey lead by the UK partner plan to tackle the plastic journey from birth, growth and decay to future visions on mankind wealth and health.
There will be workshops including photo exhibitions, public talks, digital video VR/3D presentations related to plastic junk disposed in natural and urban/rural environment and how to reduce irresponsible and harmful impact on people and promote acceptable behaviour.
All will build on experience exchange published on a blog and feed a joint HOPE handbook which the partner’s organisations' will spread in the local languages to their staff, target groups, stakeholders, professionals and public participants. A wider HOPE network will grow to sustain the project outcomes after the project lifetime.
Links will be added to the UUD Tutorial 2 Info-Doc to enrich its content and educational remit as agreed with all partners.
Kick off meeting, London, 13-14 Oct 2017
The European week of waste reduction with kids II° CIRCOLO G. DI VITTORIO UMBERTIDE in Italy ...
under the UUD project funded by Erasmus +, Plastic Food Project.
Uud Erasmus a Fa' La Cosa Giusta.
In April 2017, Inercia Digital organised a webinar with their young students in order to disseminate the e-learning platform as well as to raise awareness of the necessities of understanding the state of the environment.
Young people carry out the responsability of ensuring the future of our planet, and so we consider important that they know how to communicate with their community and promote them into ecological activism.
The webinar presentation can be found here.