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In March and April, Argonauta Association from Croatia carried out three workshops for the production of canvas bags held within the project "Pogled u modro" financed by INA d.d. through the Green belt program.

This is the overview of our EVS volunteer Serena:

Macedonia is a country going through tremendous change at the current time and prioritising the needs of its most vulnerable citizens must be emphasized. As an Environmental NGO, Ajde Makedonija is working to see Macedonia without waste.

Through our work, we realised that a tremendous resource, food, was being wasted throughout the country with tens of thousands of tons of perfectly edible food being wasted due to low consumer awareness, misaligned supply and demand and other factors. Unfortunately, food insecurity - the state of not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - is rampant throughout Macedonia, impacting close to 450.000 Macedonians. We have spent the last 18 months working on efforts to prevent food waste and mitigate food insecurity including the establishment of the first ever System for Food Surplus Donations.

The team of Eco Logic – Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on 21 st and 22nd of February took part in the first network conference for EUKI, the European Climate Initiative held in Berlin.
This event was organised by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

European Ways e.V. NGO (Germany) together with "Yeghvard" youth ecological NGO and "WE'' Youth NGO of Lori Region ( Armenia) are announcing the start of youth exchange in frame of Erasmus+ program «Youth for the Future» on 20-30 of April, 2018.
The project will take place in Aghveran village, Region of Kotayk, Republic of Armenia. The project targets the problem of drinkable water and natural resources. The main goal of “Youth for future” project is to raise awareness of the youth in EU and non-EU partner countries on importance and preservation of drinking water.
The project countries are Armenia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Estonia. 
If you are interested in the project go through this link and apply to participate in one of the amazing project of the year: https://goo.gl/forms/ QVuEsO1o3yy0kYmi1 

On February 13th, the award ceremony of the national and international online contest "National Traditions of Rational Use, Conservation and Renovation of the Peoples' Biodiversity in Ukraine, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova" took place at the "Ion Creangă" Pedagogical University in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Republican Center "Gutta-Club" from Republic of Moldova, National Ecological and Naturalist Center for Students of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Social Organization "Eremurus" Ecological Club held the competition "Traditions of Conservation of the Peoples Energy in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova" during 2015-2016. The competition had a tremendous success among students and teachers in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, that’s why in 2016-2017 there was introduced a new section of study regarding national traditions for conservation of resources: conservation of biological diversity, where Bulgarian pupils were also invited to participate.

Our organisation Eco Logic is happy to announce that the project SMILE in which we, as a team, took part as a partner organisation, is now selected as a good practice at EU level.

SMILE – Soft Mobility Integrated Learning in English was a partnership project between organisations from Macedonia, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania and Greece, realised through Erasmus + Programme. Its main objectives were promoting the use of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) through adoption of innovative teaching approaches and non-formal education practices based on creativity and fun as effective learning tools, promoting networking of schools at European level and strengthening the relationship between schools and civil society organizations, developing a teaching methodology aiming to promote active citizenship, and raise awareness among pupils on sustainable mobility issues in urban environments.

Wolf drawing competition for children. Helsinki, Finland 22.1 – 3.2.2018

What images do wolves bring up in children nowadays?

Most people in Finland and Europe still associate wolves with the fictional “Big Bad Wolf” character of folkloric and fairy tales. Many religions equate wolves with evil and greed, but in reality wolves are fascinating and intelligent animals that play an vital role in the ecosystems.

As a nation-wide nature and environment conservation organisation for children and the youth working to reduce unnecessary fear and hatred of wolves, Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä / The Wolf Action Group organised a wolf drawing competition for children on three age categories: under 6 years old, 6-9 years old and 10-12 years old.

Association Argonauta has published the SOS e-booklet that contains 6 educational workshops about marine and environmental issues. The E-booklet is "Ready to Use" and is intended for everyone working with young people and who want to promote the protection of the sea and connection with nature. The topics that promotes are energy, sharks, invasive species, beach pollution, marine policy and ship garbage, how plastic affect our ecological and daily life and ways to change our relationship to the marine environment. The workshops can serve as a generator of ideas, can be customized or used in the original form, and were created by the collaboration of 29 environmental enthusiasts at the Training Course Save Our Seas (SOS) held in Murter at the beginning of September 2017.

The International volunteer day has been celebrated worldwide on December 5, so as here in Serbia within Young Researchers of Serbia – Voluntary Service of Serbia. On this occasion and the 8th anniversary of the national program "Youth are law" supported by the Ministry of youth and sport we organised a ceremony in a small town in Serbia - Sremski Karlovci. Thanks to this program only this year we have organised 35 volunteer workcamps in Serbia.

One month after the opening of our education center “ZABEC”, we may confidently say that it’s been a total success! We continuously follow our mission to provide a high quality time for the kids during which they learn many important facts about the nature and society while having a lots of fun. Up until now we’ve held educational sessions about reptiles, their main characteristics and other interesting information, mountains – how are they formed, height, animals and plants that live in mountains, than drawing sessions, museums visits and of course we regularly make physical exercises – corrective gymnastics, coordination and balance exercises, etc.

Most of Yerevan’s thirty or so playgrounds are unsafe for children. That’s the conclusion reached by an investigative team from the “Public Awareness and Monitoring Center” NGO. The NGO president Mari Chakryan started the initiative “Safe playgrounds for your kids and mine” approved under EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility.

"The Consequences of Global Climate Change" discussion

“Active Young Citizens Initiative“ NGO has launched a series of meetings focused on the discussion of environmental issues with the support of the Youth Council adjacent to Yerevan Mayor.

On October 19, the young people and the experts of the sphere concerned with the environmental issues gathered for the discussion of one of the important issues: "The Consequences of Global Climate Change".

 
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