Region: Eastern Europe
Sustainability and civic involvement are two main topics in Moldova. Our program activEco wants to connect them. Ecology, Development of the country and the involvement of the individuals are thought together. In spring 2013 the program will start with 25 participants from whole Moldova. It is provided in English.
18-25 years old people from Moldova who want to become facilitators for sustainability in their home country. Their public involvement intents to motivate other young people.
In 2012 formed an organizational team. Meetings took place with a broad circle of supporters like the vice ministre of environment Radu Bajureanu. The ministry already declared its support of the program. Furthermore exist a contact to the University of European Political and Economical Studies (USEPEE Moldova) and to Peace Corps Moldova, whose volunteers want to participate in the implementation phase of ACTIVeco.
Interested individuals from different institutions will overtake responsibilities in the circle of supporters. They come from People in Need Moldova, FLEX Alumni Community, Hai Moldova, “CDEM” – Center for Development of Education in Moldova or EcoPatrol.
Thanks to the personal activities and networks of the organizators this broad network could find together. Valeria Svart-Gröger, Elena Revenco, Elena Cernov und Julian Gröger are the members of the core team. They back support by other people which want to contribute to ecological and civic educational focus of the program.
Partner project EcoPatrol
In the partner project Eco-Patrol students in the last years of school were accompanied in the implementation of their individual environmental volunteer projects. Organizators of ACTIVeco supported them by sharing their experience and networks.
Between 7th and 8th of April an ecological camp took place for 35 teenagers. The organization “CDEM” – Center for Development of Education in Moldova was the main project partner. The non-governmental organization focuses on youth work and empowerment. The camp consisted of a whole day seminar on awareness for the natural resources in everyday situations and of an excursion to an ecovillage in Moldova. The seminar gave place for theoretical and practical workshops, group work and a community activity in the neighborhood about the efficient use of resources like water or electricity. The excursion to the ecovillage brought a deeper understanding of ecological agriculture to the participants.
Ecoweek – Learn.Do.Connect
25 young people learnt under initiative of Valeria Svart und Elene Zandelova the basics of environmental protection and of grassroots project work. They reflected conscious behavior towards the ecology. The sessions were conducted by experts - competent activists and scientists. The participants developed self-responsible small projects. A networking event connected representatives of Moldavian non-governmental organizations and companies with the participants. The organizations and companies presented their activities, facilities for involvement and for a professional career.
500 bags make seven places in Eastern and Sotheastern Europe greener
A project that raised awareness about the problem of plastic waste. In nine cities volunteers started textile bag projects. That could be a street performance, a workshop with youth or students, a flash mob in a supermarket or simply to discuss with friends the negative implications of using plastic bags. In CHIȘINĂU,NISHNE SELISHZHE, KHUST, DUSCHANBE, BERLIN, ANDISCHAN, LUSHANSK, GORAZDE, PERM.