Dear Friends and Colleagues from the EUKI Community,
Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze has officially announced that the EUKI Networking Conference will take place in autumn 2021. At the conference, implementing and partner organizations, as well as alumni of 128 EUKI projects, will come together. They will explore ideas for a sustainable European recovery, discuss current issues around the European Green Deal and develop new strategies and projects for its implementation. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the persistent uncertainties, this year’s EUKI Networking will take place online. At the EUKI Secretariat, we are, on the one hand, saddened that we won’t be able to meet and exchange with all of you within the entire EUKI Community in person. On the other hand, gathering online allows us to connect even more climate activists from across the continent and invite external speakers from near and far. Currently, we are setting up a platform for networking and exchange among all participants to facilitate and foster the inner-European dialogue on climate action. Please stay tuned: We will communicate more details on the 4th EUKI Networking Conference on our EUKI Website in June.
Meanwhile, after two years in the making, EUKI project BEACON has published a comic book to convey the spirit of European collaboration and exchange on climate change to a broader audience of school children and adults alike. The book is available in English and German and follows siblings Sofia and Gabriel from their hometown in Portugal on a train journey across Europe. They come across different landscapes, countries, and people on their trip and learn how communities across Europe are coming together to fight climate change. We invite you to share the comic with your community and inspire the people around you to engage in climate action. You can download a free pdf version of Climate Change Challenge and find the instructions on how to get a printed copy of the book here.
Below, you will find more of the latest stories, articles, and news from the EUKI Community, as well as an interview with Lubica Simkovicova, coordinator of our first project dedicated to pro-climate architecture.
Enjoy reading and stay safe & sound!
Director European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
'The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a project financing instrument of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The Financing Programme EUKI is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.'
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