Cross-border Partnership for Environmental Protection and Better Quality of Life (Waste EDU)

Project code:CB006.1.11.022
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Environmental protection and sustainable use of the common natural resources of the CBC area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:119302.41 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.01.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The project aims to improve waste management and pollution prevention in the CB area improves knowledge related to the negative impact from improper waste collection, consequences to the environment and human life. The ambitious work programme of the project represents an integrated approach in the field of education as well as in community driven actions for removal of illegal dump sites and pollution prevention. This approach will be realized through the development of various tools (Joint Training Programme WasteEDU, EduBook “Lifecycle of waste”, mapping software and a web-portal) which could be utilized in the process of primary education of children, and promoted in the frame of various capacity building, training (Joint Green Schools and Camps) and networking events (Discussion forum and a Conference) that will be implemented during the action. 
The target groups that will be involved in the project are school students, primary schools, NGOs, branch associations and other organizations that support environmental and youth activities, SMEs working in the field of waste management, regional and local authorities.
As a result of the project, target groups will be provided with various tools for raising awareness and fostering direct involvement and participation of young people in environmental protection campaigns. In addition, project partners through various promotional and awareness raising activities will strive to increase the involvement of young people in solving issues related to waste reducing, recycling and prevention, as well as their knowledge on the benefits of reducing, recycling and properly managing waste. 


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Leading partner
Alliance of the Producers of Ecological Energy - BG (SPEE - BG)
Center for Climate Change - Gevgelia
South-east region