Toolkit: Youth at Risk Going back to Nature

About the Project ‘’Youth Going Back to Nature – Engage, Connect, Empower’’ The project ‘’Youth Going Back to Nature – Engage, Connect, Empower’’/YGBN/ is dedicated to young people with fewer opportunities and environmentally sustainable outdoor activities. The aim of the project is to promote and contribute to reaching the EU Youth Goals set by young […]

YOU-CARE: from preoccupation to participation

Meet the YOU-CARE project addressing eco-anxiety in youth Despite recent breakthroughs, the current and future effects of climate change on mental health remain underappreciated and under-studied. Young people are the most affected, and there is an urgent need to deploy spaces where they can play an active part in researching and grasping the diverse emotions […]

Outside Green Business Collection

The realization of the Collection containing the environmental promotion and sustainability projects carried out by the students had the following phases: 1. Creation of Open Communities of learning 2. Definition of environmental projects 3. Implementation of project-based learning activities in partner schools 4. OUTSIDE Transnational mobility of students in Croatia, Zagreb, September, 2022 5. The […]

Toolkit: Young women going back to nature

This toolkit is specially designed for specialists who work with the young women at risk. Young women in our society may grapple with a range of complex issues, including mental health challenges, peer pressure, body image, and self-esteem concerns, academic stress, relationship challenges, family dynamics, financial insecurity, substance abuse, gender inequality, experiences of violence and […]

Research report: democratic education in schools (executive summary)

Democratic education is an educational philosophy that has existed since the end of the XIX century. It is grounded on two fundamental principles: SELF-DETERMINATION Children making primary decisions regarding their learning experiences, emphasising autonomy. DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY PROCESSES Children learn to articulate their views, collaborate and negotiate agreements through democratic community processes in which each participant […]

Outside Joint Report

This report outlines the results emerging from the desk and field research in the four partner countries: Italy, Croatia, Belgium, Lithuania.Before presenting a focus on each country’s result and a compared analysis from the four countries, the report briefly introduces what were the aims of the research and what has been the methodology put in […]

Impact Report: Building skills through training Therapy animals

The BUSTA (Building Skills through Training therapy Animals) project is a partnership project, financed by the European Union, between six organisations in three different countries – Belgium, Lithuania and Bulgaria. Three schools and three associations worked upon creating alternative school programs and educational approaches including activity sessions with therapy animals in the period of March […]

Guidelines: Building Skills through Training of therapy Animals

The BUSTA (Building Skills through Training therapy Animals) project is a partnership project, financed by the European Union, between six organisations in three different countries – Belgium, Lithuania and Bulgaria. Three schools and three associations worked upon creating alternative school programs and educational approaches including activity sessions with therapy animals in the period of March […]

Guidelines: Democratic Education in Nature

DEN (Democratic Education in Nature) is a European project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 – Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices). Responding to the needs of offering innovative pedagogical experiences promoting children’s environmental stewardship, active citizenship and promotion of inner motivation and talents, the project has the ambition to systematise […]

Workshop proceedings: Democratic Education in Nature

The Democratic Education in Nature consortium convened a cycle of workshops from the 2nd of February to the 23rd of February 2023 called “Democratic Education in Nature: putting quality education in practice”. The Workshop was held in virtual format. Four sessions, each 3 hours in length, brought together 50 participants live and other 70 who […]