We at Znanje na djelu are proud to have participated in a great kick-off event of the Young Climate Professionals project, as partners to THE CIVICS Innovation Hub and Sofia Platform. 30 young people from 9 European countries, participated in this first of four activities that will bring them together as YCPs.
After shortly introducing all candidates to the work of our project lead THE CIVICS and a brief get-to-know each other, everyone was invited to learn from each others’ country-specific contexts in the fight against climate change. The project facilitator, representatives of project partners and all participant together discussed relevant topics of interest within the field of green literacy, and tapped into participant expectations. In the afternoon session, all candidates were asked to work in groups on the fundamental aspects of a project proposal. Here, they got to express what they think is needed for a successful communication strategy, a sufficient financial plan, as well as how to present a project idea to potential funders convincingly.
After finalising our proposal guidelines, we are looking forward to the first project ideas that our YCPs will come up with until the next activity at the beginning of December. Each project idea is meant to fight climate change in their respective community and raise awareness on the topic of green literacy. The most outstanding ideas to fight climate change will get funded by a mini-grant, helping the winners to implement the project in their communities. For more information on the YCP project, please visit here.