Stop, Drop and Role!.

This year, Erasmus+ project “Stop, Drop and Role” will be held in Šibenik.

The consequence of climate change is felt all over the world. Over the past 150 years, people have greatly damaged the environment, and this is why we are now facing extreme fires, floods, storms, and so on.

Why a project about fires?

In recent decades, fires have caused not only enormous damages to the environment but also the loss of human lives. In 2017 only, fires have burned more than 1.2 million hectares in the EU and have killed 127 people. More than 25% of the burned area was part of Natura2000: this destroyed the efforts of EU countries to preserve biodiversity and habitats for future generations. In the majority of cases, fires have been caused by human negligence or intent; therefore, fire prevention is crucial in solving the problem. Through the project, we will strive to raise awareness about fires’ causes, prevention, environmental impact, and about what to do in the event of a fire. Workshops about first aid will also be held.

Active participation in environmental protection of young people coming from different countries is highly relevant because the environment knows no borders and only international cooperation can lead to conservation. Throughout the project, participants will understand how individual actions can contribute to environmental protection, and will fully understand the slogan “think globally – act locally”.

Through teamwork, presentations, public performances, and problem-solving activities participants will improve their skills and feel a natural sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, the activities will promote in young people the values of tolerance, respect, and social cohesion. The project’s aims are encouraging young people to participate actively in society; improving their key competencies; promoting cultural understanding, tolerance, respect, and European cooperation in the field of youth. In doing so, the project will fully contribute to the goals defined by the Erasmus+ program.

GOALS: Raise awareness of 36 young people about climate change; Investigate and expand participants' knowledge of wildfires; Teach young people how to prevent fires and provide first aid; Creating a modern exhibition in the form of an awareness campaign that will be open to the local community in Šibenik.

USERS: 36 young people aged 18 - 26 from 6 different countries, Croatia, Macedonia, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey.

PARTNERS: EXPERIMENTACULO ASSOCIACAO CULTURAL Portugal, GRAGANI CREATOR ASSOCIATION KUMANOVO former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ASOCIATA 180 DEGREES CONSULTING CLUJ-NAPOCA Romania, Cappadocia Youth Mobility Turkey, Giovani Iddocca - Gruppo Informale Giovanile Italy.

DONORS: The European Union through the Erasmus + program implemented by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs in Croatia.

DURATION: Project duration: 07.01.2019.-06.07.2019. Implementation of activities: 06. - April 15, 2019.

BUDGET: 21.730,00 EUR

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