Youth Activists against the Climate Crisis

Climate Heroes

As the climate crisis becomes one of the most important global challenges, it’s crucial to involve young people in building solutions and working towards positive change. The Climate Heroes project provides young people in Central and Eastern Europe with knowledge and supports them in starting their own environmental initiatives.

Hungarian EUKI Community Conference 5 & 6 October 2022

CEEweb for Biodiversity and the EUKI Academy organise a Community Conference in Hungary to discuss current and future challenges to the Hungarian green transition with Hungarian and German representatives.

Humus per la Biosfera – Start of Soil Analysis

Humus per la Biosfera

In June a series of soil tests on experimental fields near Bronte started with the University of Catania. The humus content and growth will be measured over the next ten years using various factors.

This handbook inspires residents to create solutions for more livable city centers.

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Climate Action to the Table: Cycle of Conferences

Bringing Climate Action to the Table

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Climate Action to the Table: Cycle of Conferences

by Hana Turšič, Climate Action to the Table

The topic of the intersection between food and climate change is crucial in this day and age. The world food production system creates almost a third of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and is therefore one of the main reasons for the climate crisis we are experiencing right now. It also motivates faster biodiversity loss, which poses a risk to the existence of human civilisation. Partnering organisations in the Climate Action to the Table project are spreading important messages through the organisation of different events, trainings for educators, interactive games for children and much more.


As part of the Climate Action to the Table project Fundesplai from Barcelona, Spain and Umanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development from Ljubljana, Slovenia are organising live and online events and conferences on the topics of climate friendly and sustainable food.

1st event: Civil society participation in shaping sustainable food systems

Fundesplai (lead partner) organised the conference “Civil society participation in shaping sustainable food systems” (January 2022, online). Speakers from various backgrounds presented the importance of strengthening the link between food growers and consumers, the importance of promoting organic food and the role of local economies in shaping sustainable food systems.

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2nd event: National conference about climate friendly catering 

At the National conference about climate friendly catering (March 2022, Ljubljana) organised by Umanotera Slovenian and foreign speakers spoke about the importance of sustainable catering practices and shared their practical experience about reducing environmental impact through food.

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Recording of the event part 1,

Recording of the event part 2

Programme of the event

Photographs from the event

3rd event: Sustainable school food: Global challenges, local solutions 

At the conference “Sustainable school food: Global challenges, local solutions” (April 2022, online) organised by Fundesplai, school food programs were compared by country. Different countries and realities were presented in order to show how they cope with different challenges regarding school food programs: minimizing waste, reducing the consumption of animal protein and increasing the consumption of fresh and local food.

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4th event: Practices for a sustainable restaurant business

The conference “Practices for a sustainable restaurant business” (May 2022, Barcelona) by Fundesplai was attended by members of other partner organisations in the project.

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5th event: Environment-friendly and healthy food – how can we recognise it? 

This event was organised by Umanotera in collaboration with Slovene Consumers’ Association. The title and also the main question of the event was: Environment-friendly and healthy food – how can we recognise it? (May 2022, online). The speakers discussed sustainable certificates and labels, the consumers’ role and greenwashing in food labelling – both from a consumer and a systemic point of view.

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All the events were attended by a large number of participants who agreed that adopting more sustainable food consumption patterns is of utmost importance – we will not solve the climate crisis only by changing our own food decisions, but the current crisis cannot adequately be addressed without it.

 There are more interesting events and content to come in the upcoming months, until the end of the project in February 2023.

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Climate Action at Mount Etna – Years of Work bear Fruit

Planting trees, growing vegetables, composting waste – climate action and nature conservation can be very practical and fun. This is something the Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung and local conservation organisation Giacche Verdi Bronte have been teaching for several years now through three projects funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).

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Celebrating 5 Years EUKI

In 2017 the German government launched EUKI, two years after the Paris Climate Agreement. In doing so, it set an example in terms of European climate action and supported the idea that EU climate goals can only be achieved if individual countries, as well as civil societies, work together intensively, exchange ideas and support each other.

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Where Do EU Funds Go?

The EUKI project “Steering EU Funds Towards Climate Neutrality” operates an interactive database listing only project examples from CEE that practice efficient climate protection. Already, more than 25 entries show where money is being invested that is advancing the energy transition. Already in the first ten months, the project has reached 56 million interested parties as well as acting politicians in 8 target countries. Through the growing transparency, EU funds can be distributed more efficiently and directed to climate-effective projects.

This guide is designed to inspire educators, organizations, and government agencies to address the connection between our eating habits and climate change in an educational and interactive way.

Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Toolkit


Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Toolkit

With food production accounting for up to 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, changing individual dietary habits plays a critical role in combating climate change.

In this toolkit “Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability – Toolkit of Activities”, the EUKI project Bringing Climate Action to the Table has put together activities that will serve as an inspiration for educators, organisations and government agencies to address the relationship between our eating habits and climate change in formal, non-formal or informal settings in an educational and interactive way.

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Bringing Climate Action to the Table