The European Solidarity Corps is a funding programme of the European Union that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer, work, train, and run their solidarity projects that benefit communities. A Solidarity Project is an in-country solidarity activity -based on non-formal learning – initiated by young people themselves for a period from 2 to 12 months, addressing key challenges directly linked to the local community they live in, but with a clear EU added value.

Be Gr-In” aims to educate youth (18-35) residing in Kallithea and Athens about environmental protection and sustainable development. The project activities seek to raise awareness about the uniqueness of the natural environment and the importance and ways of nature protection. Furthermore, the participants will be educated on the ways they can contribute to sustainable development and entrepreneurship, and how this is connected with mental health. Engaging the target groups in green events, educational activities, and info material can promote knowledge about these environmental issues and help the authorities in their work.

The activities under this programme are:

This activity aims to provide the audience with tips for leading a “greener” and sustainable everyday life, mainly through Instagram and Facebook. During this campaign, which will last one month, team members will share several tips, alternative initiatives for youth and other age groups, and how they can contribute to making the world more sustainable. This activity will attract more participants for the upcoming activities of the project and motivate them to adopt greener skills in their everyday life.

A 2-day workshop will be conducted. During the first day, participants will receive training on how they can adopt an easy, economical, eco-friendly lifestyle. One of the key aspects of this workshop is to highlight the potential impact of being informed on how to become a sustainable consumer. An expert on the topic will be invited to discuss the latest environmental-friendly trends, resolve regular environment-related questions, and shed light on sustainability myths.

This webinar is devoted to underlining the strong link between life in a healthy environment and well-being, which is based on scientific data. Experts will shed light upon how developing a “green thumb” can positively affect mental health and introduce participants to activities through which they can simultaneously improve their mood and environment.

This campaign aims to provide the audience with tips for coming closer to nature and for bringing nature closer to them. The audience will get to know several green places close to them worth visiting, as well as sustainable initiatives in their neighborhood. During this campaign, the audience will also get information about ways to transform their houses into greener environments. The campaign will mainly take place through Instagram and Facebook and will last one month.

Animation videos will be customized for the target audience and will be an extension to the marketing material created for the project. The animation videos will convey complex information in a simplistic way so that the target audience will understand them and gain information. The topics of the animation videos will be sustainability and a greener environment.