Improvement of the capacity for nature protection by enhancement of the cooperation between young environmentalists in Bolyarovo – Kofcaz municipalities

Project code:CB005.1.12.153
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2. Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:12
Project final contract amount:78367.03 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

Тhe project aims to raise the awareness and to build capacity in school students and teachers from the cross-border are in the field of ecosystems protection and restoration.

Within the project appropriate tools will be developed and set for young people to get involved in environmental issues through cooperation, such as development of Balkan Youth Environment Observatory platform, study of best marketing practices for popularization of nature protection measures among young people and of innovative methods for sustainable use of common natural resources.

The project envisages also development and implementation of environmental course for students and conduction of social media campaign for popularization of nature protection measures among young people.

The implementation of the project will contribute to increasing the environmental protection in the cross-border region through popularization of nature protection measures among young people.

Project status: Finished

The project partners have implemented the activities according to the schedule.

The project used innovative marketing and communication methods to attract the attention of the young people to the contemporary ways of sustainable use of natural resources and their protection: a Study on available methods for sustainable use of common natural resources and methods was developed in 3 languages, an environmental course in 4 modules was developed, covering topics on chemistry, biology, physics and ecosystems; a Study of best marketing practices for popularization of nature protection measures among young people was developed in 3 languages.

There were made the first steps in the Bolyarovo and Kofcaz municipalities to advance the concept of raising environmental awareness and capacity building of youth using interactive through web-based tools that are closer to the life-style of young people. The innovative tools for sustainable use of common natural resources that were created are available on the developed platform: the Balkan Youth Environment Observation platform, where also data gathered by young environmentalists regarding the characteristics and state of the nature can be filled in by the students, displayed and analysed.

The project strove to the best of our abilities to learn “Young ecologists" to protect the environment where we live together with plants and animals, as well as re-balance the ecosystem balance which has been degraded.

Through the courses developed we taught our children, whom we entrust our future, how they can maintain a more habitable world. We also summarized the important tasks in order to protect our world, nature, and maintain the environmental cycle. With our energy and environmentally sensitive approach, we made the next steps forward to protect our world.

An on-line social media campaign has been active throughout the whole duration of the project, which contributed to popularization of nature protection measures among young people, to put in practise some of the measures defined by the marketing study and test them, to popularize the environment protection concept among young people and stimulate them to protect the nature around them.

 

 

Social media accounts of the project:

f/ https://www.facebook.com/genccevreciler/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genccevreciler

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genccevreciler/  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuqnqfGv-uD7SeMzxaibpWg/videos?disable_polymer=1

Materials from the project:

The Project brochure is available HERE.

Project products:

Study on innovative methods for sustainable use of common natural resources (English version) is available HERE.

Study on innovative methods for sustainable use of common natural resources (Bulgarian version) is available HERE.

Study on innovative methods for sustainable use of common natural resources (Turkish version) is available HERE.

The Environmental course modules for school students (Bulgarian version) are available HERE.

The Environmental course modules for school students (Turkish version) are available HERE.

Balkan Youth Environment Observatory platform developed under the project is available in English, Bulgarian and Turkish on the following web address: http://youth-observatory.com.

5 Videos and teasers for popularization of nature protection measures among young people are available HERE.

Partners

Leading partner
Youth Non-governmental organization Bolyarovo, Bulgaria
PP2
Kofchaz Municipality, Turkey