Project EYES: 8-days training hosted in Vicenza, Italy
The 8-day training of Project EYES – European Youth Environment Sentinels – is taking place in Vicenza, Italy, from 21 to 28 June.
Forty-five participants coming from 15 countries are now involved in the training, that in these first days gave them the opportunity to know each other, to learn more about the ERASMUS+ programme, and to start working on the exchange of good practices on health and environmental protection.
The project, funded by ERASMUS+ programme, aims to put the civic participation of young Europeans at the service of health and environment. By offering young people from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to interact, share knowledge and debate, this proposal aims at reducing the distance between citizens and Europe - both as an institution and as a combination of communities and cultures.
The main objective is to involve youth workers active in the field of health promotion and protection of the environment, and to ensure that their views are heard at European level. To do this, mixed pairs of "sentinels" (observes, alert and local stakeholders on topics of health and environment launchers) will be formed by each of our partners. Their participation in activities under the project is given a "multiplier" role through local initiatives: these pairs will give young people and others in their community the opportunity to be active on issues related to health and the environment, and to make recommendations at the local, national, and European levels.
During this week they will also have the opportunity to participate to one of the most important manifestatiosn for environmental protection, called Festambiente, and will also meet other forty-five participants attending to another project, T-TRUST, coordinated by Margherita Social Cooperative with ALDA as partner, focusing on contributions to prevent early school leaving which is taking place in Sandrigo (VI).