The project “Green Cities of YOUth” - „Increasing the role of young people in the development of sustainable cities“ - is a joint project of the organisations Asociación Pokhara (Spain), Group of the European Youth for Change - GEYC (Romania) and aiforia - ecoculture e.V. (Germany). It is funded by the European Programme ERASMUS + from January 2022 to March 2024 (project ID 2021-1-ES02-KA220-YOU-
Within this project, a methodological guide was developed to help towns with less than 15,000 inhabitants to implement low-threshold but effective projects to reduce their ecological footprint. In all three partner countries, we conducted participatory workshops with young people to raise awareness and involve this generation, which is particularly affected by the future impacts of climate change, in the development of project ideas.
This website includes a comprehensive list of project best practices which can be implemented by municipalities, NGO`s and citizens to foster sustainability and climate change in their own home towns.
Supplementary to the website, a methodological guide was developped. In this guide, we describe the different steps of the transformation process as well as the different fields of a green city that we have identified throughout our research. Each description is completed with relevant case examples of projects that can be implemented.