LDA Zavidovici, ALDA’s member, was a partner in the project „Transition Youth: several suggestions for a new active citizenship“, which is funded by the EU as a part of the European Comission’s platform Youth in Action.

As a part of this project, four young people and one team leader from Zavidovici participated in a youth exchange that took place in Torino, Italy, in the period form October 26th to November 5th 2013. The event was hosted by „Cooperativa Isola“ from Italy, and, besides Italy and BiH, participants came from Croatia, Serbia, Portugal, and Poland.

Two representatives of the LDA Zavidovici have visited Torino during September in order to agree on important issues and prepare everything that is needed for the exchange to be succesful, together with other partners. The topic of the exchange was the the evoking of a modern transitional lifestyle, in the form of a Transition Place, refering to many aspects of this topic – permaculture, sustainable development, upcycling, energy traps etc.

A Transition Place is where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood to become stronger and happier. It’s happening in well over a thousand highly different communities across the world – from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc., as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.

The participants of the exchange were happy to be introduced to new ideas of sustainability, and LDA Zavidovici hopes for new opportunities for this kind of cooperation.

LDA Zavidovici, ALDA’s member, was a partner in the project „Transition Youth: several suggestions for a new active citizenship“, which is funded by the EU as a part of the European Comission’s platform Youth in Action.

As a part of this project, four young people and one team leader from Zavidovici participated in a youth exchange that took place in Torino, Italy, in the period form October 26th to November 5th 2013. The event was hosted by „Cooperativa Isola“ from Italy, and, besides Italy and BiH, participants came from Croatia, Serbia, Portugal, and Poland.

Two representatives of the LDA Zavidovici have visited Torino during September in order to agree on important issues and prepare everything that is needed for the exchange to be succesful, together with other partners. The topic of the exchange was the the evoking of a modern transitional lifestyle, in the form of a Transition Place, refering to many aspects of this topic – permaculture, sustainable development, upcycling, energy traps etc.

A Transition Place is where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood to become stronger and happier. It’s happening in well over a thousand highly different communities across the world – from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc., as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.

The participants of the exchange were happy to be introduced to new ideas of sustainability, and LDA Zavidovici hopes for new opportunities for this kind of cooperation.