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Apr 17 2013

2013.04 Caring Gaia-1

2013.04 Partnership Building Activity "Caring Gaia"

Caring Gaia was a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) within Action 3.1 of the Youth in Action (YiA) Programme that was implemented in Casas del Río in the Temple Zen Luz Serena. The topics of the PBA were the global challenges and the protection of nature as well as the promotion of the sustainable development, raising awareness of young people through the preparation of YiA projects.

Name: Caring Gaia  Duration: 17-23 April 2013   Location: Casas del Rio (Valencia) - Spain
Organizers: Luz Serena Temple  Supporters: Youth in Action Programme (Action 3.1) Topics: Global challenges; Protection of nature; Sustainable development
Romanian participants: Irina Perean (F); Mihail Turcan (M).  


The seminar lasted for 7 working days and 8 nights and its objectives were:

1. To facilitate the Exchange of experiences among partners in the project about the type of youth work at European level that they develop on natural protection and sustainable development.

2. To discuss and confront different experiences about effective YiA projects to fight against the destruction of nature as well as to raise awareness about this topic among young people.

3. To inform and to develop the partners’ knowledge and skills about key factors that contribute to a successful YiA Project.

4. To create the conditions and to promote the realization of YiA projects that Foster European cooperation among the partners in a environmental protection framework.

There were 30 participants from EU member states and neighboring countries. The activities and methods used were: conferences about environmental protection and sustainable development through YiA projects, working groups for the exchange of good practices, workshops about projects formulation in YiA Programme and case studies about successful projects vs bad projects.