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Youth Exchange "Three Rs for the Environment"

When: 6-14 June 2015

Where: Moldova

Who: Youth and Environment Europe (Czech Republic) and Gutta-club (Moldova)

Completed 1 completed 2 completed 3

Project description:

The idea of the youth exchange "Three Rs for the environment" came from Gutta-club (Moldova), one of YEE's member organisations. Gutta-club took inspiration from the campaign Upcycling which was run by YEE.

The background of the project is current waste management system in Moldova - it is not developed much and not supported by the government as well as there are few educational activities about waste management. At the same time there are a lot of young people who want to improve the situation and are engaged in a lot of local actions and activities. They are also interested in sharing their experience with young people from other European countries.

This project gathered young people from 6 European countries. They had space for discussing together the general idea of a waste management, what is waste hierarchy. They also found out more about European policy on waste management. The second half of the youth exchange was dedicated to practice and sharing. The groups had to prepare a presentation about waste management situation in their country and then organise a workshop to teach other participants some creative way of dealing with waste. The participants practised different ideas of upcycling and created something together.

Aims and objectives:

The main aim of the youth exchange was to bring young people together to exchange experience and knowledge about waste management in various European countries and work on various methods of promoting sustainable lifestyle.

The objectives of the project were:

  • to share experience and learn about differences,advantages/disadvantages of waste management systems in different European countries
  • to exchange knowledge about creative ideas of dealing with the issue of waste management
  • to learn more about European policy on waste management
  • to introduce and practice various environmental education tools which can be used on local level
  • to promote active citizenship and sustainable lifestyle among young people on the example of responsible consumerism and promoting more sustainable waste management tools.

Presentations about waste management in participating organisations

Participating organisations:

  • Youth and Environment Europe (Czech Republic)
  • Gutta-club (Moldova)
  • Asociatia D.G.T. (Romania)
  • OPE (Portugal)
  • AYA (Russia)
  • SAEM (Georgia)

Contact person: If you want to know more about this project, please contact Natalia Luchko This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The project has been co-funded by the European Union

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