ERASMUS+ Live on the island
2020 619480-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA, Live on the island, applicant Associazione Ottovolante Sulcis, Italy
The premise of the project is the awareness that protecting the environment and conserving the resources of our planet represents a challenge that can no longer be avoided: today, the world is radically different choices that are different from those made in the past, far from the current production model.
As is known, islands are particularly affected by environmental degradation and climate change, due to a more fragile ecosystem and geographical barriers that often lead to conditions of particular socio-economic vulnerability. For the island communities, therefore,
"sustainability" and "resilience" are essential characteristics to combat the degradation of their territory and consequently depopulation, youth emigration, and the transformation of the territories into "tourism colonies" with important social consequences and environmental.
In these contexts, we, therefore, consider the promotion of an environmental education that is configured as a continuous process of learning ways of living with a rapidly evolving nature due to climatic and economic factors to be particularly important.
Young people have a leading role in promoting different models of consumption and production: the development of their awareness of the environment and their learning of knowledge, values, attitudes and practices of sustainable development through the exchange of experiences is therefore of primary importance. Faced with this, due to important geographical and socio-economic obstacles, many young islanders enjoy limited mobility and exchange opportunities.
The project structure combines closely related activities as follows:
- Kick-off meeting for country coordinators (Sant’Antioco Island, Italy - 9 people);
- Training Course 1 for youth workers, which includes study visits (Santo Antao Island,
Cabo Verde - 27 people);
- Training Course 2 for youth workers, which includes study visits (Iz Island, Croatia -
- Local Practice Phase and Local Activities - Practice phase and local activities of
youth workers: putting into practice the learning, methods and practices developed and tested in a series of workshops, meetings and initiatives in the local community;
- Final evaluation meeting - evaluation meeting with coordinators and some of the youth workers (Pemba Island, Tanzania - 18 people)