European Notion Values and Instruments for Revitalizing Original Natural Monuments as Environment Treasures (EU.N.V.I.R.O.N.M.E.N.T.)
1 .9. 2009 – 30. 11. 2010
High school students of the 3rd and 4th grade aged 16-18, high school teachers, civil society groups
Youth, farmers, food producers, high school employees, family members of people involved
Total number of beneficiaries:
Estimated number of direct and indirect beneficiaries is 500
The project E.N.V.I.R.O.N.M.E.N.T. targeted young people from the high schools in Istria in order to broaden their knowledge about environmental issues, wanted to stimulate their creativity and also involved them in discussions with other students from Istria and decision-makers from various municipalities. The project had four phases. During the first phase, one hundred students from high schools from Pula, Buje, Umag, Labin and Poreč were involved in a creative competition “Moja zelena škola” (“La mia scuola verde”) regarding environmental issues. Afterwards, the winning students were appointed as “Eco-angels” and participated in events and seminars regarding the European Week. They met the local political representatives, presented their projects to them and discussed with them the issues of environmental and consumer protection, active citizenship or role of youth in the decision-making process. They also learned about the European institutions and about the benefits of EU accession. Moreover, they had a chance to network with other active students from the whole Istria and discuss the topics of the environment together, thus learning from each other. The participants also had an option to promote their works in a nation-wide Croatian television. The winners of the competition also had the opportunity to lead lectures on Istrian high schools regarding the environmental issues and protection. Finally a conference concluding the project was held in Brtonigla, certificates were given to the participants and DVD’s and booklets for both Croatian and Italian schools and other associations interested in the project were published for a widespread dissemination of the project both inside and outside Croatia.