Young people in academic, social or professional difficulty and also social workers, reuse organisations, designers and artists.
Ages 15 - 30
Young people interested in the social economy and entrepreneurship, as well as green growth and recycle.
Ecostep - Youth
To enable young people to acquire eco-skills. A week of educational activities that will set the milestones
by providing the necessary basic knowledge and tools to the youth groups.
The project aims to change the focus on bulky waste and materials derived from economic activity to consider them as unique resources..
WHY IS THE PROJECT INNOVATIVE?
CREATIVITY AND POPULAR EDUCATION
Bulky furniture and discarded materials are accessible to all at a local level. Their
potential for reuse through creativity helps turn constraints into opportunities and is a
source of sustainable profit.
FORMALIZING AN ECO-SYSTEM
The project brings new solutions to problems of general interest and proposes
a sharing of values. It implies the active involvement of all relevant stakeholders,
starting with pedagogy for young people
ECOSTEP - APPROACH
The Project mobilizes a civic approach among young people and responds to
the increasing interest of public authorities in sustainable development policies for the
benefit of the inhabitants.
Capitalize on the opportunities offered by creative upcycling and promote a transnational dynamic of groups of young people in difficulty through the re-use of "waste".
Allow participants to regain a positive image of themselves through creativity, involvement in a collaborative project with other young people from different backgrounds.
Promote equity, effectiveness of education and active citizenship in raising awareness on environmental issues.
Improve the creative, organizational and numerical skills of the young participants but also provide them with a good knowledge of their local and regional context, including contacts with companies.
To enable young people to acquire eco-skills by teaching them how to act on their waste production in an appropriate way, while becoming actors to sensitize others around them.
To open to new economic sectors in the field of crafts, handicrafts, decoration, design, etc.