“New youth spaces in Varna powered by renewable energy sources”

“New youth spaces in Varna powered by renewable energy sources”

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Young people, businesses and local authorities in Varna will be introduced to the possibilities of including real and innovative solutions to improve the urban environment using solar/light energy, wind energy, water, moving, etc.. Good practices will be transferred from other cities and countries adapted to the Bulgarian / Varna conditions. Motivating citizens and institutions to use renewable energy sources and creating a longlasting attitude towards environmental protection and conservation of earth resources. Together, we will improve 3 local youth areas in Varna through ideas for renewable energy sources that are created by young people. Ideas will be generated by young people, backed up and further developed by professionals, conformed with local government officials. Enable young people to creativity, enterprising spirit, active inclusion. Changing citizens' attitudes to the needs of young people for urban improvements. The project aims to achieve a real synchronization of the visions of citizens and local authorities to improve the youth urban environment in Varna.

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With the help of a Croatian partner organization, we will gather information on European and world experience in using renewable sources to improve the urban environment. By sharing the information in a special site / blog of the project, conducting workshops and thematic webinars with specialists, companies and representatives of the local government will transfer good practices from other cities and countries and adapt them to the Bulgarian / Varna conditions. We will train 20 young people who will help in gathering information and conducting workshops and information activities. We will work in four neighborhoods in Varna to activate local youth to give ideas how they want to improve their local area. The collected ideas will be discussed together with representatives of the business, local authorities and specialists and together we will choose which three ideas to realize in our city. We will conduct an information campaign on a local and national level. We will share the results achieved with European organizations and institutions.

Target

Improvement of the youth urban environment in Varna through ideas of young people, combined with the use of alternative energy sources - solar / light energy, wind energy, water, traffic/moving, etc. Enable institutions and organizations to plan more effective urban environments tailored to the needs of young people. Achieving real synchronization of the visions of citizens and local authorities for improving the youth urban environment in Varna. Young people's conviction that it depends on them, that they are heard, that their ideas have meaning and realization.

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