#GecOlmadan (EU Climate Ambassadors)
LET’S ACT - THE TIME IS NOW
1.900 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FROM TURKEY ARE READY TO ACT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. JOIN US AND BECOME AN EU-TURKEY CLIMATE AMBASSADOR.
The EU Information Centres Network are kicking off a movement to spread awareness on climate change and sustainability amongst Turkish youth.
Collaborating with Bilim Virüsü, a social enterprise spreading passion for science among youth, the EU Information Centres Network is launching the #TheTimeisNow #GecOlmadan campaign in 19 cities throughout Turkey and targeting 1900 university students to become ‘EU-Turkey Climate Ambassadors.’
Participants will attend workshops on ‘Sustainability and the Climate Crisis’, ‘Sustainability Skills,’ as well as workshops on ‘Creative Thinking and Expression.’
The program aims to broaden the horizon of youth in terms of reversing and managing the climate crisis as well as educating them on innovative solutions and new technological expertise that will be needed to secure a safe planetary future. A proper understanding of the European Green Deal will also be part of the program.
Participants will be encouraged to express themselves in creative and innovative ways. After each module, juries formed in each city will evaluate their creative output and select the best projects.
The aim is for #TheTimeisNow graduates’ cohort to grow into a community, through interactions and activities fostered during the programme. Furthermore, we expect the impact of the campaign to reach the wider society through their collective participation.
The programme places youth at its centre, from its inception to its creative outputs. As such, it aims to not only communicate knowledge and awareness, but also to coach confident, action-oriented ambassadors who will inspire those in their environment.