Urban Perspective

Voices of young professionals who are re-building their societies one day at a time

The European team of the REBUILD project was honoured to meet so many inspiring youth formal and informal organisations across Italy, Martinique, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania and Spain!

Partners had the chance to discover the wonderful efforts made by young people in their countries, despite the COVID19 pandemic, who have continued to fight to make their societies more inclusive and environmentally-aware.

 

Despite being very unique in their profiles, what do they all have in common?

In a nutshell, resilience and the belief that society can only heal if young people will play their part. Well, they certainly have not abandoned their communities, some of them even returned from promising careers abroad.

These youth organisations and associations have found an innovative answer to the challenges created by the pandemic, and have decided to not give up to the forced isolation, general atmosphere of fear, economic loss, and difficulty to network we have been going through over the past 2 years.

On the contrary, they have found new ways to gather and join their passion and expertise to come up with initiatives of social regeneration and environmental awareness. Some of these young women and men are making the most use of digital means of communication to raise awareness about the environment, others are tangibly meeting local communities to propose alternatives to a general lack of resources, while others are acting as mediators between young people and public authorities to represent their unmet needs but also to emphasize their potential.

Through the REBUILD project, we will help them get more opportunities for networking, in order to build future collaborations and discover what sorts of issues they share during these challenging times and hopefully find common ways to overcome them. This webzine collects their voices, which we are excited to share with the public. They are re-building their societies one day at a time.

Enjoy your reading discovering the best practices in each of

the REBUILD partner countries.

 

Initiatives from Lithuania

PLANT A TREE

PLANT A TREE

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION „pasodinkmedi.lt“ (“plant a tree”)  What is this initiative about?     The mission of this initiative is to promote a sustainable lifestyle and to enable everyone to contribute to sustainable forest planting. This...

MINDLETIC

MINDLETIC

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION „Mindletic“ WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE ABOUT? “Mindletic” is an online emotional health fitness club! The vision of this initiative is to increase self-awareness, to be able to predict and prevent deviation of the emotional health norm and to...

Initiatives from Cyprus

ATHINODOROS

ATHINODOROS

I am Athinodoros Georgiou from Tilleria, lover of this place, of Cyprus, of tradition. I have been involved since my childhood with Cypriot handicrafts, crafts and in general everything related to our tradition. This includes our customs, traditions, crafts, shows,...

Roundtable Cyprus

Roundtable Cyprus

The first attempts to establish the first Round Table club in Cyprus started in 1977 with the Round Table of the United Kingdom and the Round Table of Sweden with the help of the Round Table of Greece. Euripides Neocleous was the first person approached to create the...

CYPRUS SCOUTS ASSOCIATION

CYPRUS SCOUTS ASSOCIATION

"Try and leave this world a little better than you found it" The Cyprus Scout Association was founded in 1913 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1961. CSA has more than 5,000 members and have taken an active part in all...

Initiatives from Italy

Initiatives from Martinique

BOUMKALIKO

City, country of the initiative: Fort-de-France, Martinique, FranceName of the organization: BoumKaliko This solidarity initiative was born following the first lockdown due to the lack of digital tools to motivate people to participate in...

Initiatives from Spain

ELBOW BRAND

ELBOW BRAND

More help and fewer observers This group of young people has created ELBOW with the self-imposed purpose, or rather, imposed by the situation of COVID-19, because they wanted to help people in need that they saw in their neighborhoods and in the news, although they...

EACH ONE, TEACH ONE

EACH ONE, TEACH ONE

Healing Art! These young people have created a socio-cultural association of artists from Malaga, based in the Casa de la Juventud de Alhaurin de la Torre, in which they want to promote urban art as an educational, empowerment and social inclusion tool. The objectives...

Biblioteca urbana

Biblioteca urbana

The square of free books The best thing is to share knowledge "La plaza de los libros libres" next to the "Arbol de la sabiduría", consists of a popular library in a square in a neighborhood of Malaga where people are free to take books, return them and bring more...

Initiatives from Greece

Organization Earth

Organization Earth

Working with Youth to create Greener, Healthier & Sustainable Neighborhoods https://youtu.be/Ajw7GHG-6TY Organization Earth is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2010, with the mission to establish the concept of Sustainable Development,...

Solidarity for Fashion

Solidarity for Fashion

An Initiative Created by Youth for Youth https://youtu.be/YeQt7_xk0r4 Youth have the potential, the capacity and the creativity to make change happen – for themselves, for their communities, and for the rest of the world. However, in many cases they do not have enough...

StoryLiving

StoryLiving

AEncouraging youth with ASD & mental health disorders to share their COVID-19 experiences through digital storytelling https://youtu.be/bTUH4a4lxII The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the mental health of people. According to Eurofound’s “Living,...