Time to start a Climate of Change!
The Climate of Change project officially started its activities with a series of webinars which took place from 31st March to 6th April 2020! In the occasion, project partners had the opportunity to meet all together for the first time - though online instead of in Bologna, Italy due to coronavirus restrictions - and get to know other stakeholders involved in the realization of the proposed plans in discussing several topics related to their implementation.
More specifically, the first day was focused on an overview of the whole project and a timeline of the first year of implementation. During the second, the Pan-European communication campaign was discussed as a crucial tool to reach the goals of the project. The following day, the debate then centered on communicative aspects of the project. Day four looked into the methodological implications of a survey which will be conducted as part of the project. Part five of the webinars dealt with financial and administrative issues and with the monitoring and the evaluation of the activities. Finally, day six saw participants investigating advocacy opportunities at the European level and making a last round of decisions.
The Climate of Change project, which saw the light in January 2020, will be active until June 2023 and is a research-based project whose aim is enhancing the awareness of young EU citizens on the nexus between our economic system and lifestyle, and human-induced climate change effects in the Global South.
Particularly, the project wants to engage and activate young EU citizens in support of policies and development actions to tackle climate change as a driver of irregular migration and forced displacement worldwide. The above-mentioned Pan-European communication campaign, which will be created with (and will especially target) young EU citizens, is indeed designed to develop a European movement involving and activating the participation of EU citizens in EU development policies and response to global challenges.
Before starting such communication campaign, a comparative survey in 23 EU countries among EU citizens of 16-35 years of age will soon be conducted. The aim of the survey will be understanding the opinions and the knowledge among young people of the nexus between migration, climate change and the current economic model. Stay tuned to learn more!