Date(s) - 22/08/2020 - 01/09/2020
Youth Exchange “Energy forever? was a youth exchange exploring the reasoning and the opportunities of alternative energies in a non formal learning mobility and which will bring together 42 participants from NGOs in Germany and Poland, Slovakia and Romania, Italy, Spain and France.
Participants traveled by bike and with tents through the wonderful area of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Cispomerania. They traveled from Neustrelitz to Neubrandenburg to Greifswald some 160 kilometers and visit over 15 locations, where they encountered different kinds of energy production from renewable sources, but also optimization of fossile energy and in the end past (nuclear) and future (fusion) energy forms.
The main objective was that the participants received coherent and also critcial picture of the latest developments in the field of renewable energy. They gained a sufficient understanding through peer learning events and excursions. They realized the importance of an EU driven regulatory framework and the different policies in the field of energy. They learn to judge the outlook of transitions taking place in Germany to meet the proclaimed climate goals. The experiences of this exchange equipted the participants and their organisations with sound and practical knowledge. They understood developments in their own countries and mirrow those results with those encountered during their travels. They are able to develop own initiatives to support progress and hopefully develop own social and entrepreneurial activities in the field of energy production. As this project is an ecological endeavour all participants traveled by bike, sleep in tents and cook their own food to waste as little energy as possible.
Participants were from Germany , Poland , Italy , Romania , Spain , France and Slovakia .