Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)

Project number: 101081483
Project start date: 01.02.2023
Project end date: 31.07.2024

The last report of IPCC highlighted that the climate crisis is here. The EU has created a framework of policies and initiatives to tackle climate crisis: climate emergency affects all of us, but, as the EU Climate Pact states, everyone can contribute to find solutions.
“Don’t call it change” is a project created in the framework of Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme). It responds to the priority of engaging citizens in the discussion related to climate and green issues. It takes its name from the fact that the climate and life on the planet are constantly changing, but human activities have accelerated this constant modification turning a physiological change into a crisis causing imbalance and discriminations. In the wide topic of climate crisis, the partnership focuses on its intersectional consequences on specific dimensions: human rights, migrations, gender equality and ocean and marine life.
The actions are focused mainly on young people 16-30 years old, allowing them to confront their peers from 5 participating European Countries (IT, PL, RO, LV, GR) during a cycle of local workshops and debates led in each country, with two transnational online workshops.
The project aims therefore at engaging youngsters in the debate about climate emergency through non-formal and participatory methods, promoting exchanging and debate at the EU level on the intersectional consequences of the climate emergency, and at stimulating the adoption of participatory and non-formal methods to discuss and educate on the impact of the climate emergency.