European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) and its partners from the region have started the implementation of a new project – Regional Green Youth Charter, financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund. This week project partners held an online preparatory meeting, gathering representatives of all partner organizations – EMinS, ALFA Center (Niksic), Center for Ecology and Energy (Tuzla) and Democracy for Development – D4D (Pristina).
Partners discussed and agreed on a detailed plan of project implementation, which will provide a chance for students from Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo* to offer their recommendations and solutions on how to reach fair transition to sustainable energy production and consumption.
Over the summer, partners will work on preparation of project activities, followed by the launch of the Open call for participants in September. Total of 16 students will be selected to participate in development of the Regional Green Youth Charter and creation of an online platform, designed to promote good green practices in the region.
The project aim is to motivate young people to take a more active role in their local communities in terms of raising awareness on the importance of transition to sustainable energy sources, as well as to advocate for more ambitious agenda on reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards policy makers and other relevant actors in the region.
This project Regional Green Youth Charter offers the chance for mobility of young people from the Western Balkans, which will allow them to become agents of change and formulate new solutions for sustainable energy production and consumption
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.