WHAT IS THE DEAR PROGRAMME?

The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development.

By funding projects like “End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change”, the DEAR programme promotes universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law and enables European citizens to make positive contributions to global development.

The DEAR Programme funds up to 30 projects that span the EU Member States at any one time. These projects contribute to raising the European public’s understanding and engagement in positive social change, at both the local and international level.

DEAR activities also feed into the EU’s support for the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Visit the DEAR Programme website to read more.

HOW DOES CLIMATE OF CHANGE CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND AWARENESS RAISING?

The project “End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change”, is a 40 months DEAR project, which aims at developing young EU citizens awareness and critical understanding of climate change induced migration.

The project addresses young  EU  citizens  (15-35  years  old)  in  23  EU  Member  States as well as communities, local administrations, national and EU decision-makers.

The project will contribute to Development, Education and Awareness Raising through:

  • Research, 4 case studies, a comparative survey in 23 EU countries and a human economy report.
  • Debate contests at local, national and European level, involving young people from high schools, universities and youth centers of all types and addresses.
  • A Pan-European communication campaign carried out in the whole EU and particularly in 23MS and Southern and Eastern Europe.
  • Advocacy actions calling for a more sustainable model, including climate change mitigation measures and specific protection schemes for climate migrants..