Build Bridges for Climate Protection

The project aims at social innovation (new citizenship, job integration) in terms of resource efficiency, circular economy and climate protection (energy, water, waste) to create – in a visionary  initial vocational training and education situation – skills and pathways for refugees and recent migrants, usable in countries of both origin and destination.

Project

The project aims at social innovation (new citizenship, job integration) in terms of resource efficiency, circular economy and climate protection (energy, water, waste) to create – in a visionary  initial vocational training and education situation – skills and pathways for refugees and recent migrants, usable in countries of both origin and destination. The project objective is to prepare a feasibility study on energy, water and waste generators in accommodations for refugees, identifying approaches for a reduction of these resources in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Based on the study results, a pilot training lab focused on intercultural dialogue, resource efficiency and climate protection will be implemented for refugees and newly arrived migrants in Germany. The training lab shall also be replicated in Italy. The project seeks to encourage the participants of the training labs to develop a self-committed pool of ideas pro-actively and to identify suitable implementation opportunities (e.g. services, value chains, co-operations). Additionally, a network of supporting organizations will be identified in order to support active citizenship in Germany and Italy, aiming to support the community resilience towards the climate change impacts and building bridges with NGOs operating in the countries of origin.

Landratsamt Fürstenfeldbruck, Photo: Marianne Wagner

Background

Immigrants to Europe come in order to escape war and persecution or for economic reasons that are also related to climate change.  Asylum-related immigration became dynamic in 2015 and integration in many hosting countries remains challenging. There is a societal need to find access at eye level to migrants and refugees and provide – through an intercultural, participatory dialogue – information on how to become a citizen and even more proactive resource efficient citizen, reducing the consumption of energy and water and the production of waste.

Project information

Updated: Mai 2018

Countries: Germany, Italy

Project duration: 11/17 - 03/18

Funding: 57,584 €

Target groups: Civil Society, Educational institutions

Implementing organisation:
Landratsamt Fürstenfeldbruck

Project Partners:
Associazione Alvise Cornaro, Berufsschule Fürstenfeldbruck, Energiebildner e.V., Fondazione E 35, Unione di Comuni del Trasimeno

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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas 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.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de