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INTERACT: Inclusion Through Environmental Activities

INTERACT: Inclusion Through Environmental Activities

Date: October 2013 – March 2015

The EU funded project ‘INTERACT’, focuses on social inclusion through environmental activities.

Europe for Citizens Programme, Action 2, Measure 3, Decision No 2013 2474/ 001-001

AKTI Project and Research Center – a Cypriot based environmental NGO, in partnership with the Italian NGO GSI Italia (Gruppi di Solidarietà Internazionale Italia), are implementing an exciting, multi-dimensional project called “INTERACT: Inclusion Through Environmental Activities”, that was launched in October 2013 and will be completed by March 2015. Funded by the European Union through the Europe for Citizens Programme, the project is aiming at increasing environmental awareness while enhancing intercultural dialogue and tolerance between local and immigrant populations in Cyprus and Italy respectively, especially among women and youth. The project is also setting examples of actions that can be replicated in other Member States combating social exclusion, gender inequality and discrimination, while developing a sustainable and inclusive European economy.

The increased mobility of recent years and the need for living and working in a multicultural Europe of different ethnicities, have created more opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience, giving space to develop solidarity, understanding and acceptance of diversity. This project celebrates diversity and allows citizens to work together for a better quality of life and be part of a Europe we are all proud of.

The actions undertaken include surveys both in Cyprus and Italy – in order to assess immigrants’ knowledge and perceptions on environment, employment and democracy-, awareness raising campaigns, workshops, training, non-formal education activities and street events. All events are promoted through traditional and social media tools so that more people have the opportunity to get informed, get involved!

View the INTERACT’s documentary here.

Listen to INTERACT’s Radio spot on human rights and environment.

For more information on the various project activities, please click on the EVENTS below or check the information template here.

  1. EVENT 1: Project Kick-off and Survey of European immigrants living in Cyprus
  2. EVENT 2: Participation rights and local decision-making
  3. EVENT 3: Training on entrepreneurship and green sector jobs
  4. EVENT 4: Public Events dedicated to the World Environment Day
  5. EVENT 5: Street Activities for Children
  6. EVENT 6: Stakeholder Workshop