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Capacities for Climate Change – C4CC (2016-2017)

Capacities for Climate Change – C4CC (2016-2017)

The overall objectives of Capacities 4 Climate Change are that youth workers and youths in Germany, Spain, Greece, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, and throughout the European Union and Latin America grasp, understand, reflect and communicate the importance of local, regional and global climate adaptation needs, policy and strategies and that they are enabled to develop competences and to take up responsibility for the importance of young people’s active role in shaping the pathways for the upcoming transformation processes towards climate adaptation.

The specific objective of C4CC is therefore to develop and realize a three-step e-learning and encounter-based capacity building for youth workers and young multipliers focusing on the so-called “transmedia storytelling”. The capacity building and its respective workshops and activities are embedded in the production of a set of communication products made by the participants, professionally supported by the project partners and external experts. The project supports competence development for the translation of complex and complicated issues and incentives into adequate and new formats, messages, metaphors and symbols of young people’s communication cultures. To contribute to the objective a capacity building will be developed and implemented. Trainers will be trained. The blended learning modules will focus on transmedia storytelling, social entrepreneurship towards a proactive climate culture based on informal and non-formal learning arrangements.

Two major face-to-face encounters will take place, in which youth workers, peer-leaders and members of the partner organisations plan, realize and undergo the capacity building together with additional participants and experts from the hosting countries. During these face-to-face periods where all six countries meet up, strong added value will arise towards a better integration of youth into implementation of EU strategies and into spreading the respective messages from the global South as well as from already affected (Greece, Spain) and seemingly advanced countries (Germany) which regard to climate management. Through self-directed and self-oriented learning and the strategic use of communication formats for young people, the participants will not only empower themselves but also claim to take up leadership towards a broader sensitization of their peers, meaning to take up their share of responsibility for climate adaptation. The project will hence demonstrate the great relevance of the role of youth workers and young multipliers in shaping inclusive transformation processes – on EU as well as on local and global level. The project is co-financed by Erasmus Plus - KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices -Capacity Building in the field of Youth

SUPPORT NETWORK OF CITIES WITH LAKES understand global goal 14 (2017)

SUPPORT NETWORK OF CITIES WITH LAKES understand global goal 14 (2017)

«Network of Cities with Lakes», is a private Non Profit Company seated at the seat of the Municipality of Dorida. The Network encounters to date 38 members from Greece, Cyprus , Albania , Bulgaria and Ukraine.

The basic objectives of the Network are: (a) The protection of lakes belonging to the administrative boundaries of the participating municipalities, by protecting the biodiversity and preserving the ecosystems and the water systems of these areas. (b) The joint action of its members in order to develop and promote cultural, educational, social and economic relations at National, European and International level and (c) The promotion of tourism and the sustainable development of the regions, with respect for the natural environment.

 GST works with Lakes Network on an annual basis, helping, through educational seminars, to understand water as a fundamental condition of life itself, the importance of water quality and quantity, and the causes, effects and consequences of water pollution and water scarcity.

The objectives of these educational seminars are:

  • To promote that water is part of many different complex global interrelationships and systems.
  • To know about the global unequal distribution of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.
  • To understand the concept of virtual water”
  • To understand the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and other strategies for ensuring the availability and sustainable managementof water and sanitation, including flood and drought risk management.

LEARING SKILLS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE (2017)

LEARING SKILLS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE (2017)

GST works with several Greek  municipalities  designing and implementing seminars for learners of all levels of education on climate change.

Main pbjectives of these seminars is to understand which human activities – on a global, national, local and individual level – contribute most to climate change. Also to understand the greenhouse effect as a natural phenomenon caused by an insulating layer of greenhouse gases and also that the current climate change as an anthropogenic phenomenon resulting from the increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Students are able to encourage others to protect the climate and to collaborate with others and to develop commonly agreed-upon strategies to deal with climate change.

The students  are  able to recognize that :

“the protection of the global climate is an essential task for everyone and that we need to completely re-evaluate our worldview and everyday behaviours in light of this”

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT USE OF CLEAN WATER AND GLOBAL GOAL 6 (2017)

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT USE OF CLEAN WATER AND GLOBAL GOAL 6 (2017)

«Network of Cities with Lakes», is a private Non Profit Company seated at the seat of the Municipality of Dorida. The Network encounters to date 38 members from Greece, Cyprus , Albania , Bulgaria and Ukraine.

The basic objectives of the Network are: (a) The protection of lakes belonging to the administrative boundaries of the participating municipalities, by protecting the biodiversity and preserving the ecosystems and the water systems of these areas. (b) The joint action of its members in order to develop and promote cultural, educational, social and economic relations at National, European and International level and (c) The promotion of tourism and the sustainable development of the regions, with respect for the natural environment.

GST works with Lakes Network on regular basis, informing stakeholders to adopt sustainable methods for clean water usage and production. Seminars and info brochures are prepared describing methodologies to improve water quality and hygiene. The main objectives of this cooperation is:

  • To promote technologies for water sanitation and sanitation related activities.
  • To describe methods of wastewater reuse wastewater, prevent water pollution and minimize the release of hazardous chemicals and materials from agricultural activities.
  • To support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 7 (2017-2018)

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 7 (2017-2018)

GST works with several Greek Municipalities to promote sustainable usage of energy and promote renewable energy usage. In this respect GST in cooperation with the Municipalities organizes seminars and events for local stakeholders and citizens. GST works together with citizens and stakeholders in order to develop alternative energy technologies, promote energy efficiency and help communities to expand their energy systems. The main objectives of these actions are:

  • To increase and expand the usage of renewable energy
  • To adopt methods for smart usage of energy and energy saving
  • To promote the usage of clean energy 

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 11 (2017)

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 11 (2017)

GST works with local authorities and private sector to achieve objectives of global goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities. The main objective is to enhance the environmental character of a city through the waste management treatment, the water use, the use of public transport and inform and propose measures to the local authorities, for car parking areas, for fuzzy-logic traffic lights, for optimizing the existing public transport. Indicative actions are as follows:

  • Targeted Information Campaigns (TIC) and festivals. The TIC will take place in different age groups. The festivals will take place in representative landmarks of sustainable urban development.
  • School visits to inform students about the sustainable cities development, through multimedia actions.

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 12 (2017)

ACTIONS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GOAL 12 (2017)

It is recognised that there is a need for countries to commit to fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume goods and services. We need to act to change our consumption and production patterns, unless we will cause irreversible damage to our environment.  GST wants to raise public awareness on this subject by producing informational pamphlets and distributing them to the public to reach out to the people and provide useful information about this global goal and our agenda.

GST organizes educational events in order to show the people and especially children in schools, in detail, the seriousness of the problem, the connection between responsible consumption and sustainability problem. Our goal is to promote good practices and examples from all over the world towards this.

Finally, social media campaigns can be the most influential raising awareness action. It mainly targets the younger as they are more familiar with this type of media. Through these campaigns, we can show the world that Sustainable consumption and production aims at "doing more and better with less".

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND CULTURAL HERITAGE 2017-2018)

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND CULTURAL HERITAGE 2017-2018)

«AMPHICTYONY OF ANCIENT GREEK CITIES» is a network with 153 Greek Municipalities/members. The main goal of the network is the joint action and cooperation on issues of history, culture and sports of the Greek Cities of the Network among them and other countries in Europe and the world in which Greek cities were founded in the ancient years.

ENALION network with members islands from all over mediteranean sea works on the protection, development and exploitation of underwater tourist routes of the Network of Islands.

GST works with ENALION NETWORK and AMPHICTYONY NETWORK in order to support sustainable tourism promotion and activities. The main objective of this cooperation is to increase participation of local communities in the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism. GST helps Municipalities and stakeholders to develop a dissemination strategy identifying the appropriate methods, replicate good practices and examples and disseminate these through appropriate channels. The final goal is to create mechanisms for information sharing, networking, and collaboration and engage stakeholders in the information sharing mechanisms.

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