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#ClimateOfChange?

The project “End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change” is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the DEAR programme (Development Education and Awareness Raising) and aims to develop young EU citizens awareness and critical understanding of climate change induced migration, as one of the biggest challenges of the globalized world.

Our main goal is to build a better future both for climate induced migrants, the human face of climate change and for young people who will face the worst effects of the climate crisis. Through the engagement of young people in Europe, we will highlight the interdependencies of local and global inequality and to empower them not only to change their everyday lives, but also to become advocates on global justice issues.

Young People’s
Awareness

The change

We will highlight the interconnections of climate change, migration and the current development model, our economic system and our own lifestyle, through evidence- based narratives.

We will increase young people’s awareness on their role and responsibilities on human-induced climate change root causes and its consequences in terms of forced displacement and migration.

We will campaign for a pan EU movement of informed and aware people ready to undergo a behavioural change towards a more responsible life-style while also advocating for a more ​sustainable model including climate change mitigation measures and specific protection schemes for climate migrants.​

young people
interviewed

22.000

young people
interviewed
participants
in trainings

1.500

participants
in trainings
case studies

4

case studies

Evidence-based Information:

The first part of the project is dedicated to research in order to support an evidence based narrative on the nexus between migration and climate change. We will produce 4 case studies in Cambodia, Guatemala, Senegal and Ethiopia to give voice to local communities most affected by climate change. We will run a comparative survey in 23 EU countries on the opinions and knowledge of the nexus between migration, climate change and the current economic model among EU citizens aged 16-35. We will publish a human economy report that will analyze how our current economic system is an important root cause of climate emergency and climate-induced migration and provide proposals for a systemic change towards just and sustainable economies.

Educators

600

Educators
case studies

4

case studies
participants
in trainings

1.500

participants
in trainings

Education and
Awareness-Raising

We will organise debate contests at local, national and European level involving young people from high schools, universities and youth centers of all types and addresses. The debate contest will not be about competition but an extended educational activity that will familiarise students with climate change and migration related issues. In 2021, the winning teams resulting from each national tournament will enter the pan-European finals in Brussels, scheduled in early November 2021. The 26 ‘champions for a human economy’ from 13 different EU countries will have the chance to visit one of the case study countries and make their voice heard through social media.

young people
interviewed

22.000

young people
interviewed
participants
in trainings

1.500

participants
in trainings
case studies

4

case studies

A pan-European campaign

We will raise awareness and engage young people in a targeted campaign focusing on the nexus between climate change and migration and the connection between the lifestyle in Europe and the impact of climate change in countries that are most affected. We will promote stories from the field, organize TedX talks in 4 EU cities, participate in fairs and festivals, organise a pan European street action tour of performative arts and mobilise young people to advocate for a more sustainable model, including climate mitigation measures and specific protection schemes for climate migrants.

Advocacy and Youth leaders

Youth and all partners will be involved in advocacy activities at local, national and European level in order to make their voice
heard and participate in the global debate on the effects of climate change. They will also have the opportunity to participate in
some relevant meetings and summits. Thanks to three tours around Europe, young people will also meet spokespersons from the
four case study countries, who will give their testimonies to strengthen and support the advocacy actions foreseen.

Partners

WeWorld

Italy

WeWorld is an Italian independent organization operating in 29 countries, including Italy, to promote and guarantee the rights of women, children and local communities through development cooperation and humanitarian aid programs.
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ActionAid Hellas

Greece

ActionAid is an independent, international organization that has been working since 1972, with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.
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European Environmental Bureau

Belgium

The EEB is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations.
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FINEP

Germany

The forum for international development + planning (finep) is a German non-profit project- and consultancy organization, working in sustainable development with a focus on development education, environmental policy and promoting local democracy.
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OXFAM

Germany

Oxfam Germany is an independent development and aid organization that works to achieve a just world without poverty.
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European Association for Local Democracy

France

ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe to coordinate and support the network of Local Democracy Agencies, which are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self-government.
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Südwind

Austria

Südwind advocates sustainable global development, human rights and decent working conditions worldwide.
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Alianza

Spain

We are a non-governmental organization born in Spain.
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Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr

Portugal

IMVF is a Portuguese foundation for development and cooperation that started its activity as an NGDO more than 30 years ago.
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Slovenian Global Action

Slovenia

SLOGA is a platform of non-governmental organizations (NGO), which work in the field of international development cooperation, global education and humanitarian aid.
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Hungarian Baptist Aid

Hungary

Hungarian Baptist Aid is a humanitarian organization providing aid, relief, development and spiritual assistance for the needy, vulnerable, socially marginalized to ease their situation, striving to create an opportunity for a more humane life, regardless of the nationality, race, religion, political or social affiliation of the beneficiaries.
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Buy Responsibly Foundation

Poland

Buy Responsibly Foundation is a nationwide organization focusing on of sustainable development and environmental protection, responsible consumption and production, as well as respect for human rights and environmental principles in business.
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BEPF

Bulgaria

BEPF was established in 2003 as the Bulgarian member of the Environmental Partnership Association, which brings together 6 NGOs from CEE.
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University of Nicosia Research Foundation

Cyprus

The University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF)’s mission is to inspire and to promote knowledge, innovation and development through cutting-edge research.
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University of Bologna

Italy

The University of Bologna (Unibo), founded in 1088, is the oldest university in Western Europe.
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City of Bologna

Italy

The City of Bologna is the seventh largest city in Italy, with about 392.000 citizens, and ranks sixth in economic importance, standing out for its special industrial clusters, like automatic machinery, motor industry, electronics, fashion, agro-food sectors.
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Associate Partners

The Polish Council of Youth Organizations

Poland

The Polish Council of Youth Organizations
OJV – Austrian National Youth Council

Austria

OJV – Austrian National Youth Council
Municipality of Milan

Italy

Municipality of Milan
Mekelle University

Ethiopia

Mekelle University
Fairtrade Polska

Poland

Fairtrade Polska
Cheickh Anta Diop University in Dakar

Senegal

Cheickh Anta Diop University in Dakar
BOJA/National Youth Network

Austria

BOJA/National Youth Network
ASviS/Alleanza Italiana Per Lo Svillupo Sostenible

Italy

ASviS/Alleanza Italiana Per Lo Svillupo Sostenible
Associazione Noi Del Tosi

Italy

Associazione Noi Del Tosi
ACABAS

Italy

ACABAS