Building Local Policies with Citizens and Youth
Raising Awareness about the European Green Deal
Fostering Civic Responsibility
Facilitating Exchange of Experiences
Promoting European Environmental Policies
ASEID (Association for Employment, Inclusion and Development) is a non-profit organization based in Alicante, Spain, dedicated to promoting social inclusion, personal and professional development, and values like multiculturalism and volunteering among young people. They provide training and non-formal education, collaborating with various entities to enhance the employability of both unemployed and employed individuals through courses, workshops, and training activities. ASEID also focuses on social innovation, working towards equal opportunities, gender equality, and non-discrimination.
Giosef Italy, or Youth Without Borders, was founded in 1998 to promote European citizenship and youth mobility. They focus on inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged youth, and emphasize European values like solidarity and tolerance. They collaborate with European organizations and are involved in youth engagement initiatives. Giosef Italy runs Project AM-arti, which encourages youth involvement in environmental activities and art. They also engage young people in non-formal learning activities, including ESC projects at a youth hostel in Campania.
The Municipality of Altea, located on the Mediterranean coast of Alicante, Spain, is a multicultural city with a population of 23,000, including a significant number of foreign nationals, especially during the summer. Its main economic sectors are tourism, agriculture, and fishing. The municipality offers a wide range of services focused on economic and social development, including innovation, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, education, culture, and social inclusion. They have a dedicated office, EuroAltea, for European project development, with a particular focus on creating opportunities for young citizens.
Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy (VMU Agriculture Academy) is a leading institution of higher education and research in Lithuania, affiliated with Vytautas Magnus University. Established in 1924, they offer diverse faculties such as Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Economics and Management, Forestry and Ecology, and Water and Land Management. They engage in ERASMUS exchange programs with over 80 European universities and participate in notable ERASMUS projects. Their commitment to excellence in education and research drives them forward.
RESET is a Cyprus-based organization that places a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral elements of its mission. Their core objective is to foster inclusive and prosperous societies through research, educational initiatives, and constructive dialogue. With extensive expertise in fields such as social empowerment, transformation, and corporate social responsibility, RESET draws from over two decades of combined experience in research and education. Their commitment lies in crafting educational solutions that address pressing societal issues.
Responsible Young Drivers Vlaanderen Vzw is a Belgian non-profit organization dedicated to promoting road safety, particularly among young drivers. Their primary goal is to raise awareness among young people about the importance of responsible and safe driving, thereby reducing risky behaviors on the roads in Flanders and beyond. They collaborate with schools and the community to spread their message and enhance road safety.
Organization Earth is a Greek NGO founded in 2010, dedicated to driving community-driven change for a fair and resilient society, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have formed lasting alliances involving local authorities, academia, businesses, grassroots communities, and citizens to address social and environmental challenges and educate people to be agents of change. Their work centers on promoting nature-based solutions for climate-neutral and inclusive cities, such as urban green spaces, and implementing programs for vulnerable social groups while engaging local communities. They operate the Center of the Earth, an environmental education hub, which has benefited over 70,000 children and students and 50,000 adults through educational programs and community-based activities focused on sustainable lifestyles.
Within the framework of the COGREENEU project, we are pleased to announce two forthcoming outputs that will play a pivotal role in our mission to address climate change and promote sustainability in European regions. These outputs are currently in development and hold significant promise for future impact:
Upcoming Green Deal Report
In progress is a comprehensive report that will focus on the development of the European Green Deal within the European Union and its implications for local communities. This forthcoming report will scrutinize the evolving landscape of climate change and its localized effects. It will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and community leaders, offering insights into the convergence of global climate objectives and regional impacts. This report aims to provide a deeper understanding of the environmental challenges faced by individual regions.
Anticipated Sustainable Solutions Guidelines
We are actively crafting a set of guidelines for implementing sustainable solutions tailored to enhance green protection measures in each participating European region. These forthcoming guidelines will be customized to address the distinct environmental contexts and challenges present in each region. By offering pragmatic steps and recommendations, they will empower communities and decision-makers to proactively embrace sustainability and green protection measures. These guidelines are poised to play a pivotal role in fostering more resilient and environmentally-conscious regions.
Together, these forthcoming outputs underscore our steadfast commitment to driving positive environmental change on both the regional and global scales. COGREENEU eagerly anticipates the delivery of these essential resources to support greener and more sustainable European communities.